Broadening their horizons; Students abroad
About This Week’s Guest
Kea Hoppe is currently the director of the European umbrella organization of Youth For Understanding and responsible for positioning YFU as an expert in intercultural education, creating partnerships and advancing the organization strategically.
Youth For Understanding (YFU) is a volunteer-based global non-profit community driven by the passion of people, consisting of 55+ member organizations across six continents.
As a leader in intercultural exchange and educational programs for more than 60 years, YFU has impacted more than 270.000 students – and their host families, schools and networks – and more than 70.000 volunteers.
Kea Hoppe: “When you travel, reflect on what you see, hear, and experience. The good, the bad, and the ugly…”
Her tips to become more culturally competent are:
- Travel if you can. There is no substitute.
- Engage with the people around you, where ever you are.
- Reflect on what you have experienced.
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