Global Engagement: Why Go Global?

The business and academic world is much different today than even a generation ago. The Internet and other technology allow for worldwide interaction amongst individuals so they can easily communicate correct market techniques and understand research implications. Globalization opens up a world of possibilities for both businesses and academia, but also presents the challenge of interacting with people from diverse cultures. The Watson School is providing ways for students, alumni and faculty to benefit from its international network.

As you enter the workforce, a large portion of US-based jobs will require international experience and/or a demonstrated willingness to participate in the global workforce. Learning about cultures, people and languages first-hand is one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences a student can have but an experience with lasting results.


Becoming an effective global worker requires competency in the international arena. To achieve the appreciation and understanding necessary for that competency, one must take part in experiential learning opportunities and improve their "cultural IQ".

An international education bridges the cultural and linguistic divides existing in our country and around the world. Learn how you can obtain experiences needed to broaden your horizons and gain a competitive edge in today's global economy.

Last Updated: 11/26/13