Words by Alexandra Jesaitis, a CAPA Dublin alumna and business major from Rollins College.
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In a world that is increasingly becoming more interconnected through globalization, study abroad participants have the advantage of seeing a new, worldly perspective first-hand. Not only does studying abroad allow students access into a new educational environment, but it also enhances an important concept: global citizenship. Global citizenship encourages becoming a part of the world community, united by the same values and practices.
As we celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8 and March as Women's History Month generally, one aspect of global citizenship that is important in our new age of globalization is female entrepreneurship: women taking charge of new business ventures and start-up companies. Female entrepreneurship is growing at astonishing rates and businesswomen’s contributions aid greatly in the perpetuation of success for a country as a whole.
Photo: Female entrepreneur by Stephanie Sadler