White House Travel Summit explores Global Citizenship

White House Travel Summit explores Global Citizenship

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Aired on April 25, 2015

Study abroad and global citizenship were front and center at a recent White House Travel Summit.  The White House invited the most influential travel journalists and bloggers to join Administration officials, policymakers and thought-leaders here in Washington, D.C. to discuss how the U.S can build stronger relationships to the rest of the world with the help of young Americans, especially through study abroad programs.  World Footprints was there and today we will bring you some of the highlights from the speakers and panelists who spoke.

Consistently at the forefront of trends in the industry, travel bloggers and digital media outlets innovate ways to communicate experiences with Millennials about international exploration. The summit aimed to take their work one step further. By transforming interest in travel into study, volunteer, and work opportunities, the Administration seeks to significantly increase the number and diversity of young people participating in educational, cultural, and professional experiences internationally.

The White House Travel Bloggers Summit on study abroad and global citizenship sought to build on President Barack Obama’s vision of studying, learning and working together as a way to bring prosperity to the United States and the world.  On today’s show you’ll hear from policy makers and thought-leaders like (in order of appearance): Benjamin Rhodes (Dep., National Security Advisor), Evan Ryan (Assistant Secretary of State), Bernadette Meehan (National Security Council), Patrick Dowd (Millenials Trains Project), Paula Froelich (Yahoo Travel), Johathan Greenblatt (Special Asst. to Pres. Obama), Daniela Kaisth (Inst. of International Education), Penny Pritzker (Secretary of Commerce), Tina Tchen (Michelle Obama’s Chief of Staff), Robert Reid (National Geographic), Robin Goldberg (Minerva Project), James Howard (iHeart Radio) and Don Wildman (Travel Channel).

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