The world on Comm Ave (and Albany Street)

in International Education Week, 2012
November 13th, 2012

We live in an age when an understanding of the world beyond our own backyards is critical to nearly every profession. It’s even necessary for being a good citizen of the US. I think “global engagement” resides first and foremost in our own mindsets, in how we think about what we do, why we do it, how we learn, how we interact with others. Sure, studying abroad and working abroad are great experiences, and I feel very fortunate to have enjoyed both, but there is also so much international education to be had right here at BU, both in and out of the classroom. There are guest lectures, festivals, classes, clubs… and just people you sit next to for lunch or on the BUS…. BU didn’t start me on my global experiences, but it allows me to interact with people and ideas from other cultures every single day. That is global engagement.