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By improving the education for the girls in the mountains, and providing them with Thai- and English-language training, the opportunities for employment expand, Ingle says, such as working with NGOs that aid refugees along the border. When she graduates, Wieringa wants to teach social studies, and she believes that by sharing her experiences in Thailand with her students, “it will give more meaning to learning.” Ingle says the travels also help the students when they’re home in Salt Lake City, which has one of the world’s largest Karen populations outside of Burma and Thailand. By spending nearly a month exposed to countless new experiences, “it encourages the notion of global citizenship,” he says.

The notion of Global citizen
That same ideal [of global citizenship] influenced Nellie Moore, who now is an administrative assistant in New York with Friends Without a Border, which supports a children’s hospital in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The human services and international affairs graduate from Northeastern University in Boston did a six-month co-op in 2010, spending six months as a leadership resident at one of the Harpswell Foundation dorms in Phnom Penh. Moore says she chose to take part in that program because of the “real problem in educational equality” in Cambodia. “I fell in love with Cambodia along the way.” Living in the dorm allowed her to build a sense of family in Cambodia, and she spent her time leading discussions designed to help the students hone their critical thinking skills in a country that relies heavily on rote memorization in the educational system. The students who live in the dorms get free room and board and receive English-language and computer training. Moore also helped line up speakers for a conference featuring female leaders in Cambodia. Through their talks at the conference, the women “served as role models and created a sense of empowerment for the girls,” Lightman says. Along with providing the young women from Cambodia a safe place to live while attending university in Phnom Penh, a handful are now coming to the United States to study for a year. Lightman seeks out universities that will offer the girls scholarships and donors who will help fund room and board and other essentials, like their flights to and from the United States, laptops, and clothing. “These students have no money at all,” he says.

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International Educator - January/February 2012
Contents
From the Editors
Front Lines
In Brief
Voices: Rollins College President Lewis Duncan
Finding a Home in Higher Education
Promoting Peace Th Rough Partnerships
New York University Becomes a Global Network University
International Education Fairs
Education Abroad
A View From Out Here
In Focus
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