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Studying Abroad: Setting Off A Series of Dominoes Of Profound Change

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Jesse Weisz is the Founder and Executive Director of Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO), a 501c3 non-profit organization that has sent over 1000 teachers abroad since 2008. More information about GEEO can be found at www.geeo.org.

 

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Rotary International Student Exchange to Thailand: One Global Musician's Story

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Early exposure to languages and folk melodies instilled in global musician Shannon Heaton a love of tradition. From her first music lessons (piano with her mom, recorder from her Belgian neighbor in Nigeria), to rehearsals on Aacharn Jiraporn's porch in Suphanburi, to winters in Clare, she has been drawn to traditional music.

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Rotary International Student Exchange to Sweden: I Became a Citizen of the World

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Claudia Laroye lives in Vancouver, Canada. She was a Rotary Club Exchange Student from Canada to Sweden in 1985-1986. Claudia writes and blogs as thetravellingmom.ca, offering a modern mom's guide to family travel sanity.

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Yokohama International School: It was like coming up for air

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Jun Sekiya is a freshman currently studying Film at New York University. He is half-Japanese half Cuban-American, and was raised in Tokyo through a mix of Japanese kindergarten, international schools, and multiple read throughs of the Harry Potter series.

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The quiet custom of removing your shoes

As a white American with Eastern European heritage, I come from a culture where you do not remove your shoes as soon as you enter someone else's house. You wear your shoes in the house, removing them when sitting or climbing on things such as a bed or sofa. Growing up, I had one friend whose family removed their shoes when they entered their house.

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You NEED to See The World! How Peace Corps and Fulbright Changed My Life

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In 2000, Mike Roman went on a life-changing venture through the Peace Corps to the island nation of Kiribati, a nation on the frontlines of climate change.

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