Glee, the popular American musical comedy-drama satire television series is going international with the international pop star Charice joining the cast as an international exchange student. Charice rose to popularity mainly via Youtube, but is now a worldwide singing sensation thanks to support from people like Oprah Winfrey. Details of who she will be playing are still not 100% clear, but she will be joining season 3 as an exchange student from Asia.
Now most of our readers may think this is a slightly off topic blog post for us – however we wanted to highlight this as we feel introducing an exchange student into a show as popular as Glee can only mean a good thing for international student exchange. It will raise not only awareness for international education and student exchange, but bring to masses of young teenage kids the idea that studying abroad is “cool” and “fun”. You can view the full article online here.
What do you think? Will it impact international student exchange for the better?