VIEWPOINT: Foreign study deserves government support

The goal of “crosscultural understanding” is now practically a mantra at every university, and the federal government has joined the chorus. President Bush has proclaimed, “America’s leadership and national security rest on our commitment to educate and pre pare our youth for active engagement in the international community.” And in November, the U.S. Senate designated 2006 as the “Year of Study Abroad.” The Senate resolution maintains that education abroad promotes the nation’s “security, stability and economic vitality.” It notes with…

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