Michelle Obama Urges Students to Study Abroad

Published January 19, 2011

While President Obama met with Chinese leader Hu Jintao at the White House, first lady Michelle Obama used Hu’s visit to encourage students to become part of the global community. “Studying in countries like China isn’t only about your prospects in the global marketplace. It’s not just about whether you can compete with your peers in other countries to make America stronger,” Obama said. “It’s also about whether you can come together and work together with them to make our world stronger. Its about the friendships you make, the bonds of trust you establish and the image of America that you project to the rest of the world.”get out of their comfort zones and help to “develop that habit of cooperation.”

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