Being internationally competent allows nations to understand one another and stops tradgic events from occurring again.  It’s stated that 34,000 positions are open each year requring a second language.  I feel, the reason why students today are not as knowledgeable about the world as a whole, is not becuase we don’t care, its just that in our generation life is starting later, and we feel as if we must must finish school to start our journey through life and we don’t have time to study abroad.  Yes, studing abroad sounds like an esaggerperting experience, however getting work done somewhere where a person is intruged by the sites would be difficult, due to distraction. Its something to think about because it can be the experience of a lifetime. 

Cassandra Leggio