White House Summit on Study Abroad and Global Citizenship

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 25, 2016 /
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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

Thai Enchantment: The Grand Palace of Bangkok

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Possibly the most famous building in Bangkok’s bouquet of architecture, the Grand Palace is truly Bangkok’s prize gem. Covered in patterned glass and gold paint, the palace complex gleams in the light. This is where the King and the royal family used to reside. Now, however, it has been converted into a gigantic museum for tourists and locals to discover the roots of Thai history.

Lost in Translation

by Anders Bruihler / Aug 26, 2016 /

During the three years I lived in Montenegro, I saw lots of unusual English translations.  The combination of a country where English is not a common language, and it being off the main tourist path, is a recipe for amusing translations.  At many restaurants we would laugh at the menu while trying to figure out what it meant.  Often I wonder where all these translations come from.  Even on city tourist boards, sentences can sometimes be impossible to understand. 

Artist of the Month: Mark A. Hicks

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Aug 26, 2016 /
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You may have seen our Artist of the Month, Mark Hicks, before on Wandering Educators - we love his work, and have shared much of his art.

#NPS100: National Park Stamps from USPS

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This summer, Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan helped the National Park Service celebrate its 100th anniversary with the dedication of the pane of 16 National Parks Forever stamps. The first-day-of-issue ceremony took place in New York City at the World Stamp Show-NY 2016– which is the world’s largest stamp show and is only held once a decade in the United States.

5 Family-Friendly Restaurants in and around Houston

by MyKidsEatSquid / Aug 22, 2016 /
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Texas may be known for its barbecue but you’re missing a lot of its others eats if that’s all you have while visiting. On a recent trip to Houston, which skirts the edge of the Gulf of Mexico, I was surprised by the variety of cuisines offered within the city and its surrounding areas.

That’s right, Houston is a foodie town.

Sure, I expected plenty of Tex-Mex joints and barbecue dives, but what I didn’t plan on is a world of flavors tucked around nearly every corner.

Florida Culture for the Week of August 20, 2016 by Josh Garrick

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Florida Culture for the Week of August 20, 2016 by Josh Garrick

2016 International Young Scholars Workshop Studies Equity, Community Engagement

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2016 International Young Scholars Workshop Studies Equity, Community Engagement: Cape Town Broadens Research and Minds

A Purple Church, Houses on Stilts, and the Sea in Castro, Chile

by Anders Bruihler / Aug 18, 2016 /

The large island of Chiloé is a wonderful place. We are in Castro, which was founded in 1576, and it is Chile’s third oldest city in continued existence. 1000 km south of Santiago, this place brims with culture, from the wool weavings of local artisans to the wooden purple and yellow church of Castro. We pass by the front of this remarkable church on our way to eat lunch.