Arlington Campus Hosts Global Nomads

Posted: October 10, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Arlington Campus hosts a series of three Global Nomads and International Schools lectures beginning tonight at 7:15 p.m. in the Original Building, Room 105A. Tonight’s lecture, “Global Nomads: Exploring the Impact of a Childhood Abroad,” is presented by Norma McCaig, president of Global Nomad Resources, a training and consultation service located in Reston.

Global nomads, those who are internationally mobile because of a parent’s career choice, generally form the majority of the student population at international schools worldwide. Understanding the unique configuration of factors affecting their development can enhance a teacher’s ability to reach them, both academically and personally.

In this interactive presentation, participants will explore the benefits and challenges of an international upbringing, the impact of high mobility and intercultural interaction on the global nomad’s cultural identity and overall potential, and ways teachers can respond to guide global nomads effectively.

“Global Nomads: Cultural Bridges for the New Millennium,” will be held Oct. 31 and “Teachers’ Forum on Guiding Global Nomads” will be held Nov. 14. All sessions are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jack Levy at or x33689.

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