The year was 2003 and I was working at the world's largest international relocation company. At the time it was called Cendant Mobility - today it is called Cartus. I had left a career in international education to pursue one in international relocation and human resource consulting, but as a native New Yorker, I was still reeling from 9/11, wondering what could I do to make this planet we temporarily occupy a more understanding and caring place.
Egypt. It IS the news. But when you're a study abroad adviser who had sent students to Egypt for the spring semester, your mind is focused: Safety. Their safety. Comforting and advising parents. Working with the partner institutions abroad. Communication, even when there is no internet.
Missy Gluckmann interviews Arnd Wächter, Director of the film "Crossing Borders" (April 2010).