Get 'em off this rock!
CNN has an article entitled "Task force calls for more study abroad", which includes this gem:
"September 11 was "a warning that America's ignorance of the world is now a national liability," said the report, compiled for the Association of International Educators, a private organization that promotes international education and exchange. The "stubborn monolingualism and ignorance of the world" that persists in the United States only feeds the confusion many Americans felt after September 11, it said.
"We need to ask ourselves not only why they hate us, but why we did not know they hate us so much?" said Julia Chang Bloch, a former ambassador to Nepal."
The report, commissioned by an independent task force, calls for more subsidies for overseas studies. It's a great first step, but the problem really lies with the fact that more than 70% of the American population who have not completed a bachelor's degree. I would argue that lowering the barriers so that more people could go to college would do more than sending college grads to another country for a few months.