Making Connections

in International Education Week, 2012
November 15th, 2012

Global engagement happens when one reaches out to make a connection that might not have been previously possible. It means have the audacity to try something new, engage with others, and speak an unfamiliar language. One of my favorite experiences abroad was conversing with a German student I had recently met while playing in a pickup soccer game. I didn’t speak German and he didn’t speak English, but we both used our own second languages – Spanish – and our first passions – soccer – to connect.