Cultural competence wins jobs

While you’re planning your career strategies for 2015, you might take a look at this article in U.S. News & World Reports.

It suggests four ways to raise your game. The first one is learning a new language as a sign of your initiative and cultural competence. There are other ways to do that, of course, but a new language on your resume, once you gain enough skill with it, will show up in searches.

So will travel, overseas work experience and collaborating or volunteering inside diverse communities where you live. Any of the guides we publish offers answers to 100 questions as well as some context and resources for further growth.

Top 10 countries in international high school enrollment

A new report shows that U.S. high schools are experiencing enrollment changes similar to those seen in colleges.

International enrollment in U.S. schools is up and being driven by students from East Asia.

The Institute of International Education reports that 73,019 international students were enrolled at U.S. high schools in October 2013, a record.

The top 10 countries for enrollment were:

  1. China, 23,562
  2. South Korea, 8,777
  3. Germany, 7,130
  4. Mexico, 2,659
  5. Brazil, 2,292
  6. Vietnam, 2,289
  7. Spain, 2,125
  8. Japan, 1,959
  9. Thailand, 1,827
  10. Italy, 1,718

100 Questions and Answers About Americans was created to help international students in the U.S. and its companion, 100 Questions and Answers About East Asian Cultures, was created to help students understand their international classmates.