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Sweden Rejects the ’Melting Pot’

Swedish policy makers now openly reject the ‘Melting Pot’ as their model for integrating immigrants into society. Recent proposed changes to the Swedish constitution pose basic challenge to the nation-state and the principle of equality before the law. The term, the Melting Pot,  is commonly used to describe immigration, especially into the US, moving from […]

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Things America should adopt from foreign cultures

I would like to simply endorse a few aspects I found to be superior in Japan that we do not have in the USA. I’m also sure I’ll continually update this list as I think of more items but for now, this is what I’ve got.

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From Study to Work for Study Abroad Students

The reason it can be challenging is from the moment you graduate, you are on your own and in “the real world,” where you will have to deal with visas, skill sets and a lot of competition from local candidates. The good news is jobs can be found but it really takes a lot of persistence and drive.

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My View – Guest-Teaching Chinese, and Learning America

Just read an article in the New York times entitled “Guest-Teaching Chinese, and Learning America.”

The article piqued my interest in that I’m all for building bridges between cultures and this program is a wonderful way to help American students learn the language of a country that will be (and is already) very important on the world stage. The article on the overall was very good but there was one statement that I take great issue with.

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Vietnam Business Entertainment – KPMG First Fridays

Big surprise for me recently.  I was going through all my old Vietnam contacts for information I could use on my blog which lead me to the company “Events Vietnam”.  I remember this company well since they were the ones that as their name implies, put on business events.  A bit of history is in […]