I loved this article in Newsweek A Team of Expatriates about the large number of advisors to President Obama who have lived or studied abroad. As someone who has worked overseas for most of my professional career, I agree with the assessment that living abroad can greatly shape your worldview. Working on an international level forces you to be open to a wide variety of perspectives and think critically about each one in order to make a decision.
While I was happy to hear about all the international experience in the Obama administration, its still disheartening to know that only 22% of Americans have a passport. The need for global education is greater than ever. As the article mentions, for this generation of students the greatest opportunities for work, investment and fun will be at the international level.