Tue, 09/26/2017 - 3:22pm
"It gives me some stories to share," Jones said. "When we talk about the Arab Spring uprisings for example, I was in Egypt until about six months before the revolution. Students have a lot of interest in hearing what it was like, how unexpected it was. We really enjoyed meeting Dr. Jones, learning about his expertise and compelling personal story. The history department is among the very best, most diverse banks of expertise on campus, and his…
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Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:10am
From cross-cultural and social adaptability to increased intelligence, cognition and empathy, there are a number of ways to approach the myriad benefits of knowing multiple languages. Included among these, brain fitness: Multilingualism has been shown to have many social, psychological and lifestyle advantages. Moreover, researchers are finding a swathe of health benefits from speaking more than one language, including faster stroke recovery and…
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Tue, 04/04/2017 - 11:05am
The Red & Black explores a program whereby Army ROTC students are paid to learn a foreign language and study abroad: The program outlines 10 different languages that are considered to be “critical languages” contracted cadets can take and receive a stipend for upon completion. “The army wants these students to have some sort of exposure [to the language] just for the potential of having that knowledge in the future where it could be…
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Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:39am
If you noticed the recent international scholarships won by UGA students, a common thread of their degrees and/or undergraduate training is Arabic language instruction. This commentary in the Chronicle of Higher Education expands on the notion that, To Make the World a Better Place, [we should] Teach Arabic: Today few would doubt that the reach and power of American culture is global, nor that the country is an international power. Colleges take…
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Tue, 11/20/2012 - 9:57am
The customized university experience means different things to different people. For Elizabeth Allan of Atlanta, it meant bachelor's degrees in Arabic, economics, and international affairs. It also now means the path to becoming a Rhodes Scholar: University of Georgia Honors student Juliet Elizabeth Allan of Atlanta has been awarded a 2013 Rhodes Scholarship to attend England's Oxford University, where she plans to pursue a master's degree in…
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Tue, 07/17/2012 - 12:02pm
And speaking of international programs and experiences, an important part of the immersion that happens during study abroad experiences is increased proficiency in the language of where ever you might go. Of course, students can and should prepare for this on campus by taking advantage of the many language offerings in the Franklin College. Quite often, until you are on campus and sitting with a Franklin advisor, you might not know the actual…
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