International Education Week: SAS To Celebrate with a Global Education Panel Discussion, New Video and TEDx Salon

Global Education Panel Discussion

In honor of International Education Week (November 12-16), Semester at Sea will sponsor an academic panel discussion on the topic of global comparative education at the University of Virginia (U.Va.). Robert Waters, vice president of academic affairs, will moderate the discussion among panelists Jeff Legro, U.Va. vice provost of global affairs; Les McCabe, president of ISE/SAS; and Lisa Reilly, a previous academic dean and associate professor in the Department of Architectural History at U.Va. The panelists will address the following questions: What are the advantages of placing the world’s challenges into a comparative framework? Does, and how does, global comparative education foster increased cross-cultural understanding, collaboration, and create a platform for interdisciplinary discussions and work? How can students get this type ofeducation on their home campuses and/or abroad?

New SAS Promotional Video

Semester at Sea will release its new 12-minute overview video. Captured over the course of two 2012 voyages, the video shows Semester at Sea’s unique program value, academic rigor, in-country explorations, and shipboard campus. Stay tuned to the SAS Vimeo Channel to view and share!

President Les McCabe To Speak at TEDxUCIrvine Salon on Tuesday, Nov. 13

The upcoming TEDxUCIrvine SalonThe Pursuit of a Global Perspective, will include a discussion on new ways of thinking about culture, the value of learning from different parts of the world, and what we can do to peacefully exist within a global society. President Les McCabe (a UC Irvine alumnus) will join Graham Michael Freeman, co-founder of Nomads in Touch and Prof. Daniel Wehrenfennig, executive director of the Olive Tree Initiative for an intimate, TED-like event as part of UC Irvine’s International Education Week. President McCabe presented “The Global Perspective Imperative” at TEDxUCIrvine in March 2012.

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Our mission, vision, strategy, and core values are rooted in student success and global comparative education. We take pride in our participants’ achievements, spanning back to our first voyage in 1963. Our mission is to educate students with the global understanding necessary to address the challenges of our interdependent world. With the world as our classroom, our unique shipboard program integrates multiple-country study, interdisciplinary coursework, and hands-on field experiences for meaningful engagement in the global community.