inde Michelle Obama Touts Study Abroad During China Visit - The HBCU Career CenterThe HBCU Career Center
  •  

    Place Holder Banner

Michelle Obama Touts Study Abroad During China Visit

Mrs. Obama with StudentsIn a speech to a group of students at Peking University on the second day of her trip to that country, Michelle Obama notes that China is the 5th most visited destination for American students who travel for study abroad.  Mrs. Obama also shared that the Chinese represent the highest number of exchange students in the United States.

Mrs. Obama quoted Philmon Haile, a student from University of Washington who had studied in China. “He said, ‘Study abroad is a powerful vehicle for people-to-people exchange as we move into a new era of citizen diplomacy.'”

Although the number of American students choosing to participate in study abroad programs is increasing, African American students are participating at very low rates.

A 2010 article from the Chronicle of Higher Education shared that African-Americans who participate in study-abroad programs are 13 % more likely to graduate from college in four years and have higher grade point averages than their peers who do not venture abroad.  This report was based on research by the North Carolina Study Abroad/Global Engagement Partnership established at Livingstone College.  Right now the SAGE program is accepting applications for students interested in a 5-week Public Health immersion program in Jamaica.

Find additional study abroad information on our website here.

 

This entry was posted in What Employers Want and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.

  • FEATURED EMPLOYER

    Your company can be showcased as a Featured Employer on our site! Your 30 day job posting will be featured on our job board home page, and your organization will be in the spotlight as a Featured Employer across The HBCU Career Center social media footprint.

    • Our only mission at The HBCU Career Center is to be an advocate for America's diverse and often underrepresented professionals seeking career and professional success.
    • If you share our vision for diverse, inclusive workplaces and would like to connect with the diverse talent from America’s 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities, then consider becoming a Featured Employer on our site.
    • Contact Dr. Robinson at mrobin@thehbcucareercenter.com to discuss our Extended Featured Employer Package features such as banners, diversity packages, newsletter sponsorship or relevant career articles.