“We want all Americans to recognize there is a value in studying abroad, there’s a value in engaging people around the world, there’s a value personally, there’s a value professionally and there are resources available to them,” said Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting during a recent travel bloggers summit at the White House. The summit explored non-traditional ways to connect Americans to the rest of the world through broader exchanges and a possible partnership with bloggers to extend and diversify the engagement of Americans.
How You Can Participate
We encourage you to join the trend and echo the White House’s message to raise awareness and extend the study abroad initiative by participating in today’s interactive mosaic. All bloggers, exchange alumni, potential exchange students, or anyone interested in supporting the study abroad initiative are encouraged to click the ENTER button below to add yourself to a mosaic for the hashtag #StudyAbroadBecause, then include your own message about exchanges or studying abroad.