Global Citizen Year : Global Citizen Year Leverages Rosetta Stone to Drive
Global Citizen Year Leverages Rosetta Stone to Drive Language Proficiency
Leadership Development Organization Provides 'Fellows' with
June 26, 2013 - Global Citizen Year announced today that its new class of
fellows will receive access to award-winning Rosetta Stone language-learning
solutions. Rosetta Stone is recognized worldwide as a leading provider of
technology-based solutions for language acquisition. As Global Citizen Year
Fellows across the U.S. prepare for their intensive year of leadership
training and cross-cultural immersion in Ecuador, Brazil or Senegal, they now
have the opportunity to benefit from online access to Rosetta Stone as an aid
to help them learn or improve their Spanish, French, or Portuguese.
"Rosetta Stone will equip our Fellows with the essential language skills they
need to hit the ground running," said Abby Falik, founder and CEO of Global
Citizen Year. "Language acquisition is a key success factor for our Fellows
and we are delighted to partner with Rosetta Stone as we build the next
generation of American leaders through an immersive 'bridge year' in the
Although proficiency in another language is not a requirement for selection as
a Global Citizen Year Fellow, a firm commitment to language learning is.
Global Citizen Year and Rosetta Stone agree that learning a language should be
fun and effective. Adding Rosetta Stone to the Global Citizen Year training
curriculum makes language learning even easier because Fellows can access a
natural method of instruction-without translation-even before they set foot in
their host country.
"It's critically important that young people develop language proficiency to
communicate effectively in our increasingly global world," said Kapil Jain,
Senior Director of Enterprise & Education for Rosetta Stone. "We're delighted
that Global Citizen Year has chosen our solutions to help its Fellows attain
the linguistic and cultural fluencies they need to be good future leaders."
About Global Citizen Year
Global Citizen Year is a non-profit social enterprise forging a new
educational pathway for America's emerging leaders. By immersing a diverse
corps of fellows in developing countries during a "bridge year" after high
school, Global Citizen Year prepares them for success in college, careers and
our global economy. Global Citizen Year envisions a world in which this bridge
year becomes a common expectation and opportunity-transforming education, and
unleashing the potential of our next generation as social innovators and
global citizens. For more information, visit www.globalcitizenyear.org.
About Rosetta Stone
Rosetta Stone Inc. provides cutting-edge interactive technology that is
changing the way the world learns languages. The company's proprietary
learning techniques-acclaimed for their power to unlock the natural
language-learning ability in everyone-are used by schools, businesses,
government organizations and millions of individuals around the world. Rosetta
Stone offers courses in 30 languages, from the most commonly spoken (like
English, Spanish and Mandarin) to the less prominent (including Swahili,
Swedish and Tagalog). The company was founded in 1992 on the core beliefs that
learning to speak a language should be a natural and instinctive process, and
that interactive technology can activate the language immersion method
powerfully for learners of any age. Rosetta Stone is based in Arlington, VA,
and has offices in Harrisonburg, VA, Boulder, CO, Austin, TX, San Francisco,
CA, Seattle, WA, Tokyo, Seoul, London, Dubai and Sao Paulo. For more
information, visit www.rosettastone.com.
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