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portant thing. When you walked past someone, you spent 15 or 20 minutes talking to them. You didn’t just say ‘Hi.’ I learned to listen and the art of conversation.” After leaving the Peace Corps, Paracka got a job teaching English in China to oil pipeline workers. He spent two years there, living near Beijing in a city called Langfang, where he met his future wife, Yan. After the couple returned to the United States, Paracka finished graduate school with a master of science in counseling from Pennsylvania’s West Chester University. He worked first as a counselor at Peirce College in Philadelphia, then as a foreign student adviser at Georgia State University in Atlanta. In 1997 he signed on with Kennesaw as associate director of the school’s international center, where he would later earn his PhD in philosophy education studies. Eventually, he was running both the education abroad and foreign student advisory offices, but when the jobs got too demanding, he took his current post as director of education abroad. Since 2003, he has coordinated the school’s annual country study program and led trips abroad to India, China, Kenya, Brazil, Turkey, South Korea, Romania, and Peru. Proficient in Mandarin Chinese, and Sierra Leonean Krio, Paracka is especially interested in helping students understand today’s complex interdependent world and to develop ways to internationalize their college experience. Before traveling abroad with students and faculty, he encourages them to keep an open mind, to be adaptable and above all—to be patient. “There may be times when there are things about another culture that can be very hard to accept or understand, and a lot of the things that are the most difficult are how women and minorities are treated,” Paracka says. But “seeing people live in different parts of the world is empowering, it makes students realize they have lots of choices they can make in their lives.”

Margaret riley in leticia, colombia, a few years after her Peace corps experience. She volunteered in colombia from 1973–1975.

Margaret Riley

associate Vice Provost for undergraduate education duke university

PeaCe CorPS VoLUnteer 1973–1975

t was Margaret Riley’s mother who first encouraged her in 1968 to study abroad. So between her junior and senior years in a Des Moines, Iowa, high school, Riley signed up for a course in comparative government that took her to Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, and England. Today, more than three decades later and with several years of Peace Corps experience behind her, Riley is associate vice provost for undergraduate education as well as director and associate dean for the Global Education Office for Undergraduates at North Carolina’s Duke University. “I wouldn’t be in the job I have today if it hadn’t been for my Peace Corps experience,” says Riley. “As a returned Peace Corps volunteer, I qualified for special scholarships in graduate school. Those scholarships allowed me to pursue my master’s, and, in turn, go on for a PhD in intercultural communications. Those degrees have made all the difference as I’ve progressed in the field of international education.”  Immediately after graduating from the University of Northern Iowa with her bachelor’s in junior high education, Riley signed up for a Peace Corps stint that sent her

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - September/October 2011

International Educator - September/October 2011
Contents
From the Editors
In Brief
Building a Literate World
In Sync:  The Peace Corps and International Education
Expanding Cooperative Education Across the Globe
Education Abroad
Foreign Student Affairs
Partnering
A View From Out Here
Forum
In Focus
Supplement: A 360º View
Supplement: Making the Numbers Work
Supplement: International Recruitment and Enrollment Listings
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International Educator - September/October 2011 - From the Editors
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International Educator - September/October 2011 - In Brief
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International Educator - September/October 2011 - Education Abroad
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International Educator - September/October 2011 - Foreign Student Affairs
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International Educator - September/October 2011 - Partnering
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International Educator - September/October 2011 - A View From Out Here
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International Educator - September/October 2011 - Forum
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International Educator - September/October 2011 - In Focus
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International Educator - September/October 2011 - Supplement: A 360º View
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International Educator - September/October 2011 - Supplement: Making the Numbers Work
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International Educator - September/October 2011 - Supplement: International Recruitment and Enrollment Listings
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