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Virtual Exchange as Career Preparation

September 19, 2017  • Mohamed Abdel-Kader

One of the most common misperceptions about virtual exchange—educational programs that use technology to connect young people around the world—is that it is just a tool for cross-cultural dialogue. Communication between young people from different backgrounds is certainly needed these days, but virtual exchange can achieve more than this worthy goal. Educators are increasingly utilizing online, collaborative, international learning to help young people build a wide array of skills that will prepare them for their careers and prepare them to contribute to society.

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