I was treated to a fascinating feature on NPR’s “On Point” last night. Maya Frost is the author of a just-released book called The New Global Student: Skip the SAT, Save Thousands on Tuition and Get a Truly International Education. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, Frost and husband Tom sat down with host Tom Ashbrook to talk about how their four daughters achieved all three of these aims by pursuing primary, secondary, and tertiary studies abroad in places as diverse as Mexico, Argentina, Canada, and Germany.
The couple answered questions from incredulous listeners and shared tips for parents and families to “seg”–as Maya kept saying–from “old school to bold school.” But don’t take my word for it: Check out Maya’s website for the “Top 10 Reasons” to read The New Global Student. You’ll also find bios and blogs from a selection of some of the more than 20 students featured in the book.
I’ve excerpted reasons 6-10 below for today’s Five for Friday (In my top 10: New Global Student has the same acronym as National Geographic Society. Coincidence? I think not).
#10 It’s time for a change and I’m looking for inspiring stories and practical tips to help me get fired up in order to make bolder (and more personal) life choices.