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Background Government/Regulatory Languages

U.S. ranks extremely poorly in foreign language instruction in public schools

Background Government/Regulatory Languages

U.S. ranks extremely poorly in foreign language instruction in public schools

Just 20% of U.S. K-12 students will study a foreign language, typically Spanish, and starting around age 15-16. In Europe, 91% of students will study a 2nd language, starting at age 6 to 8.

Background Languages

Being “International” helpful to Youtube channel success?

I noticed one of the Youtubers I follow had an unexpected international background. I began looking at other Youtubers I follow and near 100% of have extensive international experience. As I have observed, international skills are a defining characteristic of those who achieve success in today’s world, and this is nearly a requirement for professional class workers.

Background Languages

Surprising International Connections You Probably Never Knew

Did you know that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was once a U.S. citizen?

Did you know that Sen. Ted Cruz was once a Canadian citizen?

Did you know that Barack Obama, who was born in Hawaii and is a U.S. citizen also held citizenship in Kenya and Indonesia in his youth (as dual citizen with the U.S.)?

Fascinating stuff that blew my mind. These examples and more point to the critical importance of having international experience and “global thinking” capability.