Brian: I've had the opportunity to teach in 4 countries (US, Japan, Myanmar and Nepal) over the past two decades, and my students have ranged from 5 to 25 years old. I like to teach a mix of issues related to cultural perspectives, globalization, global citizenship and self-awareness. Currently I'm a volunteer teacher in eastern Nepal and regularly give educational seminars to students at all educational levels. Previously I worked in the field of study abroad at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in the field of international admissions at Hawaii Pacific University, in the field of academic advising at American University, and as an English teacher in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program.
Brian: As a geography lover, I like to tell my students that the only two significant differences between "us" and "them" are the two things everyone has: latitude and longitude. I strive to have an interactive classroom, with an emphasis on personal reflection and sharing, and I strongly prefer to combine both individual and group activities during every class meeting.
Gui and Brian: Co-presented a highly praised seminar titled "Preparing Students for Success Abroad by Building Self-Awareness" at the 2010 NAFSA Association of International Educators Annual Conference & Expo.
Brian: My educational background is in international relations, geography, and international education.
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