100,000 Strong: Networks and Partnerships within U.S.-China Public Diplomacy
Di Wu explores how the 100,000 strong network is shaping U.S.-China relation.
In recent years, the program has been redoubling its efforts to help keep Jewish tradition afloat amid increasing anxiety that young members of the Jewish diaspora are losing their connection to their culture and to Israel. One recent survey by the Pew Research Center found that one-third of Jews under 30 said being Jewish was very important to them. That compares with 54% of Jews 65 and older. Intermarriage, long viewed as a threat to American Judaism, also continues to increase.
Each fall, thousands of students from South Korea arrive on American campuses. They come from a culture that views education as the key to success, where mothers and fathers save to send their children overseas. Recently however, after years of robust enrollment increases, graduate applications from South Korea to American colleges have fallen off; and last year the number of South Korean undergraduates in the United States also dropped. Fewer South Koreans study in the United States now than did five years ago.
On the path to the multi-dimensional internationalization of Turkish higher education, Chief Professor Gökhan Çetinsaya expects more international students to attend the Turkish universities, increasing Turkey's international image in making the country stronger.
More than 1,000 teams have been in Knoxville the last four days participating in the world's largest creative thinking and problem solving competition. Kids from 42 states and 16 countries finished the Global Finals 2014 Saturday night, hosted by Destination Imagination. The teams were given challenges and had to find ways to solve them using skills like science, math, technology, and writing, theater arts, writing, and project management.
Americans studying in Latin America have stopped looking so intently at Mexico, which has dropped from first to fourth for U.S. students going abroad in the region in 10 years. Only about 4,000 U.S. students study in Mexico, with crime and drug violence being the main deterrent.