This is the type of program that is vital to a diverse and democratic society, particularly for a society that is too often very insular. We can see this in our reluctance and arrogance about learning languages and our tendency to use our politics and society as a model. We need to question our assumptions and way of life. We really can learn something by engaging with the larger world.
It’s one way to learn about the world that we live in. This really is a wall that we should tear down.Charles Helm, Former Professor at Western Illinois University