The failure of the broader U.S. public to encounter foreigners, except through a gun sight, is not just unfortunate but also dangerous. The United States should massively increase the number of Americans who go abroad for some part of their education and bring home essential knowledge and new perspectives.
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GARY CAMERON / REUTERS John Kerry, the U.S. Secretary of State, holds the diplomatic passport he was issued at eleven years old, while greeting employees of the State Department in Washington, D.C., February 2013.
An excellent essay by Sanford Ungar on the benefits and challenges of study abroad. American students are “infrequent fliers,” only “304,000 U.S. students studied abroad for credit during the 2013–14 academic year, which represented about 1.5 percent of all American students enrolled in institutions of higher education that year.”
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