North Newton Students Become Global Citizens

The Hickory Record featured the story of North Newton Elementary School located in Newton, NC. The school is making global engagement a priority for its students.

Principal Shane Whitener said the change also has encouraged his staff to think about their job differently.

“We know one of the focuses for all of our kids is preparing them for a global society,” Whitener said. “No longer are jobs just Newton, North Carolina. You may work in Newton, but you may be corresponding with people all over the world. Just having a basic understanding that things are different in other places opens up the door to many opportunities for our kids.”

Read the full story at the Hickory Record.

Image: Robert Reed, Hickory Record

NCSU Attracts New Students from 117 Countries

ncsu_belltowerNC State University welcomed 1,700+ new international students to campus at the start of the fall semester, more than any other public or private campus in North Carolina.They represent 117 countries and bring world languages and cultures to enrich the college experience of all students.

To further encourage global engagement, NCSU has also opened a passport office on campus for faculty, staff, students, and members of the public.