International Educator - January/February 2017 - 56

INfocus

Turning Point
at Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Museum was
a turning point for me in my intercultural
understanding. I had previously been interested
in international education as a profession, but not
for deeper reasons than my personal love of travel
and desire to learn about other cultures and people.
That moment gave me a strong sense of calling to
be a global citizen, to encourage and work toward
cultural diplomacy through international education
as a way to hopefully prevent future tragedies like
the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Events such as these happen because we don't
understand each other as people across borders,
because it's easier to not know the "other" and
assign blame to those different from us, and
because we don't always understand our influence
and actions (and the repercussions of those actions)
as a nation. To be there in person and experience
the museum was heartbreaking and deeply
impactful. I realized at that point how much I want
others to understand the importance of developing
cultural sensitivity and respecting difference. I'm
grateful for the opportunity to have been there to
see the aftermath firsthand. I've looked at my own
vocational calling with a different lens since then.  
ASHLEY METZ
Executive Assistant
Learning Abroad Center, University of Minnesota

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - January/February 2017

From the Editor
In Brief
Voices
Act Globally
Tradition and History
Health and Insurance
Education Abroad
International Enrollment
View From Out Here
In Focus
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International Educator - January/February 2017 - Cover2
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International Educator - January/February 2017 - From the Editor
International Educator - January/February 2017 - 3
International Educator - January/February 2017 - In Brief
International Educator - January/February 2017 - 5
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International Educator - January/February 2017 - 10
International Educator - January/February 2017 - 11
International Educator - January/February 2017 - Voices
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International Educator - January/February 2017 - Act Globally
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International Educator - January/February 2017 - Tradition and History
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International Educator - January/February 2017 - Health and Insurance
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International Educator - January/February 2017 - Education Abroad
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International Educator - January/February 2017 - International Enrollment
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International Educator - January/February 2017 - View From Out Here
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