White House Summit on Study Abroad and Global Citizenship

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Dec 14, 2014 /
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I truly believe that international education can change the world. From studying abroad, hosting exchange students, working abroad, doing international internships, taking international classes, learning languages, taking a gap year, asking questions and learning about people’s lives, and traveling, there is a plethora of ways to learn about people, places, cultures, and

Wandering Educators Youth Travel Blogging Mentorship Program

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jan 22, 2012 /
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Kids today face challenges that their parents and grandparents could never imagine.  There are no clear career paths for them, because the way we work and live is constantly changing and evolving.  This has also created opportunities, and a lifestyle, that didn't exist a decade ago.  Now, more than ever, kids can truly live their dreams.  They can create

The Tanglewood Picnic: Music and Outdoor Feasts in the Berkshires

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / May 07, 2016 /
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Nature and the arts - they go hand in hand. I love outdoor theatre (especially Shakespeare) and concerts, for they combine the best of both worlds - being outside, AND the luxury of watching and listening to the arts in a special environment. And, of course, when you attend a concert outside, you bring a picnic - snacks, beverages, meals - and munch the whole time. It's glorious, and a way of life that attracts everyone. So when Gina Hyams published her latest book, The Tanglewood Picnic: Music and Outdoor Feasts in the Berkshires, I WAS IN.

Shannon Heaton: Irish Flute player/singer and Composer Shares 30 Original Tunes for April

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Our friend, Boston-based Shannon Heaton, specializes in Irish wooden flute and traditional Irish singing. She performs with Matt & Shannon Heaton, with her string quartet project and as a solist. Her instructional books, podcasts and videos and free audio tracks serve trad music aficionados. Her engaging performance style and her concert compositions for winds, strings, voice and piano make her a multi-faceted ambassador of traditional music for music lovers across genre lines.

#StudyAbroadBecause the world is your classroom

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Hi, I’m Ally Buzzanga, a 25 year old postgraduate who’s passionate about cultural shock, urban environments, and fish & chips. I spent the fall of 2012 studying abroad in London and decided then that living and traveling abroad was something that I was passionate about. Study abroad programs are getting more and more popular in the US and that’s great. I’d love to see American culture fully embrace the “gap year” and “gone travelling” attitude that my foreign friends so casually mentioned.

Freezing in Honkers? You must be Bonkers!

Now I must admit, planning didn't start well - and I always plan. I had 10 days planned with my family in Hong Kong, and I punched in the place on my iPad for my Weather channel to provide me with a day by day assessment. So imagine my astonishment when I read a range of 7 to 16 Centigrade (44-57 Fahrenheit). It is supposed to be tropical, typhoons, yes, mist and fog, lots of rain, sure, but abject cold? I'd have to pack jumpers, gloves; what rigmarole!

Artist of the Month: Adam Siegel

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / May 03, 2016 /
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Chicago artist Adam Siegel is nationally recognized for the breadth of his work as an abstract painter and photographer. Known for his large-scale works, Siegel presents a soulful refinement to the contemporary category. Influenced deeply by his time in Japan, the artist merges two distinct sensibilities—East and West—with compositions that showcase an elusive and elegant balance of both.

For the Love of Road Trips

by Stacey Ebert / May 03, 2016 /

Schools in the US are mostly stationary. Students, staff, and teachers enter the building in the morning and leave at the end of the day. If we’re lucky, we may grab some much needed outdoor air and vitamin D at lunchtime or recess, but for the majority of minutes of each day, we’re inside in the same place. Travel changes this. Travel lends that added element of the unknown to the constant of the classroom. For many of us, that unknown becomes a dreaded, scary place.

Florida Culture for the Week of May 2, 2016 by Josh Garrick

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Florida Culture for the Week of May 2, 2016 by Josh Garrick

Best Tips for Exchange Students

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Thousands of students travel to different parts of the world per year in order to further their education abroad. But it's not easy to adapt to a new environment and culture. Here is a list of exchange student tips that they can follow in order to make their lives easy. 

Best Tips for Exchange Students