Life changing experience

Life changing experience

How do you explain a life changing experience in a far away country with family members who have never left the community in which they were born? And how do you even get to that far away country when your

Ask a First Generation Student: Diversity and Study Abroad

Ask a First Generation Student: Diversity and Study Abroad

Government agencies and study abroad organizations have struggled with how to diversify the socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic makeup of college students who study abroad. According to the Institute of International Education, 304,000 students from U.S. higher education institutions studied abroad

Design Thinking and Storytelling

Design Thinking and Storytelling

Design thinking is a methodology for solving problems that focuses on asking questions and listening, with empathy, to the needs of individuals and groups. Storytelling is an “essential human activity” for sharing experiences, explaining values, and deciding on solutions through vivid verbal

The Positive Impact of Study Abroad

The Positive Impact of Study Abroad

The second 1vyG conference at Harvard University on February 19-21 included a session on the positive impact of study abroad for first generation/low-income students. It’s about time! There have always been anecdotes touting the benefits of study abroad experiences for diverse

First Generation Student Study Abroad Scholarship

First Generation Student Study Abroad Scholarship

The opportunity to study abroad is no longer a luxury in the 21st century. Learning about the world first hand is a crucial component for success in our globalized world. Research shows that first generation college students in particular benefit

Scholarships to see the world

Scholarships to see the world

To study abroad, to experience another culture, raises student awareness of the opportunities and challenges they will face as adults in our connected world. Research shows the positive impact of study abroad experiences, especially for first generation students.  But first

Global Travel Benefits First Gen Students

Global Travel Benefits First Gen Students

Global travel has an impact on all of us. But global experiences particularly benefit first generation college students. I know this for a fact because I am a first generation college graduate. I had rarely left my home state, much

Global Travel as Inspiration

Global Travel as Inspiration

Today more people than ever travel to international destinations.  And global travel can be so much more than running a marathon of museums. Think of global travel as inspiration — providing unique opportunities to exercise your creativity. Diverse and dedicated

Nourish2Flourish

Nourish2Flourish

Since 2007, Knowledge Without Borders™ has worked with the Madre Admirable School in the El Agustino district of Lima, Peru to provide protein to the neediest students – a program called Two Eggs a Week.  Through the fundraising efforts, the Two Eggs

Global Learning Experiences Change Lives

Global Learning Experiences Change Lives

Bailey Kaiser is a college graduate who majored in Spanish and Sociology.  She applied what she learned in school to a life-changing sojourn in Uruguay.  Originally from a small farming community in Wisconsin, Bailey comments on the impact of international