The number of students participating in noncredit internships programs, including internships, service learning, and volunteering abroad, continues to rise. But with many students enrolling independently, without involvement from their home institution, how can participation be recorded, monitored, and assessed for any risk or safety issues?How can relevant stakeholders stay apprised of these activities? What best practices can institutions put in place to capitalize on student participation in noncredit programs?
In the US, Spanish is rising ahead of any other non-English language at a rapid pace, with a steady flow of new immigrants from Latin America and growth in the already large Hispanic population. According to a Pew Research Center report, an estimated 37.6 million people in the US spoke Spanish as their first language in 2013, and analysts predict the Latino population will reach approximately 128.8 million by 2060.
The Congress of Deputies is hosting the closing event of the First Tribute to the Spanish Language (Homenaje al Idioma Español) ever celebrated in the history of Spain. Representatives from the political, cultural, and business spheres have come together in the Ernest Lluch Hall of the Congress to celebrate this historic event and to explain, before the hundreds of attendees, the significance that Spanish language had, and has now, in society as a whole.
Maria Serrano South Florida News Service
Two-thirds of Floridians support requiring Spanish language instruction in Florida public schools, according to a new University of Florida survey. "Overall reactions to the notion that Spanish should be a required subject in public schools was far less polarized and more popular than we imagined," said Chris McCarty, director of the University of Florida Survey Research Center at the Bureau of Economic and Business Research, which conducted the survey.