President Obama launched 100,000 Strong in the Americas to underscore the critical relationship between broader educational opportunity and greater regional prosperity. Expanding study abroad opportunities for students, our future leaders and innovators, strengthens bi-national relations and better prepares young people for the 21st century global workforce. In today’s interconnected, technology-driven world, quality education alone is not enough. We need to be more internationally-aware and cross-culturally adept. We need a generation of leaders who can reach across borders. For this, students need a broad base of skills and experiences, including exposure to other countries and cultures. That is the vision of 100,000 Strong in the Americas.
November 12th starts "International Education Week", #IEW2012. Check out these videos where University students currently studying abroad in our own Western Hemisphere talk about how international exchange has changed their lives.
The Convention of Women Entrepreneurs of the Americas (WEAmericas) was held on September 15-21 in Panama City. This conference brought together female entrepreneurs from Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, and Venezuela. This conference strengthened female entrepreneurs throughout the region by providing workshops and presentations geared toward developing capacity, access to finance, technology and diversification. Katherine Russell, Ambassador at Large for the Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues, served as the keynote speaker for the opening ceremony.