Friday, May 26, 2017

The 'Fearless Global Citizen' Initiative

Today, the American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS) launched the Fearless Global Citizen initiative.  This is a great initiative and something I'm very excited about and I thought IHEC Blog readers will also find interest so I'm sharing the news!

According to the press release, Fearless Global Citizen is a “non-partisan, international campaign designed to motivate youth to travel without fear.  This effort is in direct response to recent world events; the intent is to combat negativity and highlight the importance of understanding other cultures. The mission is to bring the world together by encouraging international exchange and travel around the globe.

What defines a Fearless Global Citizen? It is an individual who:

  • Steps outside their comfort zone—leaving behind the familiar, unafraid to travel to learn more about themselves and the world.
  • Experiences a variety of cultures firsthand—learning about the world, its people and its cultures through travel simply has no substitute.
  • Explores the world to enhance their career: gaining an international perspective creates a broader understanding and respect of ideas and commerce around the world.
  • Gains appreciation of the world around them—respecting fellow global citizens begins with the understanding of their lives, culture and values, which results in genuine appreciation.
  • Embraces diversity—whether it's religion, race, culture or gender, diversity comes in many forms. In order to learn from one another, we must first gain an understanding about one another.
Fearless Global Citizen will spotlight individuals from around the world, who have embraced the spirit of international exploration, on its website at The site allows people to share why they decided to explore the world and their experiences. The site highlights how being a global citizen is vital to a peaceful and diverse world.

If you will be attending the upcoming NAFSA Annual Conference in Los Angeles and want to learn more stop by the AIFS booth (#P1716) in the exhibit hall.

Disclosure:  I receive no form of compensation from this post.  It's a wonderful initiative and one that I fully support and I wanted to post about it.

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