Making Professional Connections Abroad

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Learning about education, more specifically, Early Childhood in other countries is fascinating. You find many similarities and even more differences. Some of the challenges are similar world-wide, especially when it boils down to budget.

The steps I have taken to establish connection with other professionals are sending emails to contacts listed with The Global Alliance of NAEYC. I sent ten messages out and so far six of them were undeliverable. I have also emailed several representatives in other countries that are listed with UNICEF. I am still awaiting a response. I am in great hopes that some of the organizations will respond.

The World Forum Foundation Radio will be a great alternative but it does not compare to having  personal contacts.

When deciding which Early Childhood Organization website to follow I knew that I wanted a site out of the United States. So I visited the sites in other countries and decided on the International Child Research institute site. I signed up to receive updates and their quarterly newsletters.

Although I have not made any professional connections I will continue to try for the next few days and if none have been made then I will follow-up with alternative suggestions.

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3 responses »

  1. I feel that learning from other countries and cultures are important. I think that connecting with different people helps us to learn more about how to interact and educate our children that may come from different areas of life.

  2. Hi Trisha,

    I was glad to have the podcasts to fall back on and especially glad that the one I chose had more links I could explore for more in depth information. I have not had any luck establishing personal contact yet either–it seems that we are not alone! Most of the class is struggling to find someone…

    Good luck and I hope your contacts come through!
    Julia

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