Raising Global Kids


I admire parents who work to give their kids every advantage of a global education.  Immersion programs within schools and as stand-alone schools are being established across the country.  Spanish, French and Mandarin are popular but Arabic and other languages are surfacing as well.   Newsweek highlights the Roger’s family this week and their extraordinary journey to immerse their daughters in Mandarin. Moving their family to Singapore and enrolling their eldest in an elite primary school, they are deeply committed to foreign language immersion.  To read more about their story, click here.


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  1. This is fascinating to me. I have a colleague who rents a room to visiting Chinese scholars in exchange for Chinese lessons with her children. There is also a Chinese immersion grade school in our town. Duke is in the process of creating a campus in China (http://sites.duke.edu/dukeinchina/dku/) which is mainly aimed at providing a Duke education to Chinese nationals but will probably also include many opportunities for Duke students to travel there.

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