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US Global Competence Website

The American Council on Education and Coalition for International
Education are pleased to announce the launch of www.usglobalcompetence.org.
This new website highlights the urgent need for international and
foreign language education to become part of the core mission of the
U.S. education system from K-12 through graduate school.

Titled "Engaging the World: U.S. Global Competence for the 21st
century," the site demonstrates through videos and highlights of a
recent symposium the importance of strengthening U.S. global
competence in the 21st century. Whether it's global engagement abroad
or global/cultural understanding at home and learning foreign languages
our success in this centurywill depend on it.

The site features two videos and 13 additional brief interviews with
Title VI/Fulbright-Hays beneficiaries who are currently employing
their knowledge and expertise both at home and abroad. The experts
interviewed work in business, diplomacy and international peace,
economic and health care development, education, and military security
and peacekeeping. All videos are viewable online and downloadable.