Yesterday, October 2nd, there was a presentation in Horace Mann to discuss Youth Development at RIC and at a college in Israel. This disscussion impacted me because I didn't expect what I saw. The presenter knew English, but it was very broken down. As I heard more about her presentation I learned English isn't her first language although almost everyone in her college program and country learn English. As she went deeper in her discussion, she talked about how students graduate high school and directly go into the army for three years! I found it shocking, but this is how their youth gain maturity. When it was RIC's turn to present, the three people from Israel found the way we went to college rather weird. In Israel students first find jobs in the career field that they would like to gain a degree in. Honestly, I like Israel's approach and it made me learn so much! Personally, I would want students to have a job or internship in a related field placement to assure they like the degree they will graduate with.