Enhancing Cross Cultural Competency and Language Proficiency
Metro Atlanta is home to a vibrant, well-educated workforce with one-third of Atlantans holding a college degree. With numerous International Baccalaureate programs and more than 60 dual immersion programs across the state, primary and secondary schools develop globally competent graduates to support our economy. Metro Atlanta is also home to more than 60 colleges and universities who host more than 20,000 international students each year.
The Mayor’s Office of International Affairs supports opportunities for international education and youth engagement by working with Atlanta-based academic institutions and international partners to support programming that develops global competencies and 21st century skills in an increasingly global economy. Through these programs, we aspire to demonstrate the value of international engagement, so students are better prepared to address local, regional, and global challenges and opportunities in today’s interconnected world.
Promoting cultural competency, language acquisition, and international career advancements to equip students with career readiness skills in order to navigate an interconnected global workforce.
Participating in a variety of programs and initiatives that connect key stakeholders from the public and private sector to foster dialogue around the importance of language education and global competency. Through these efforts, our goal is to promote student achievement and build the talent pipeline to support regional economic growth.
Hosting international students and education leaders in an effort to exchange best practices in workforce development, education technology, post-secondary and technical education, skills training, and more.