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

Edinburgh Geniuses Strike Gold

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Edinburgh in the Shadows: stories the travel brochures will never reveal. A spoken word journey of death, drugs, and disaster exploring Edinburgh's lesser-known miscreants, unfortunates, and flawed geniuses.

Edinburgh Geniuses Strike Gold

#StudyAbroadBecause I Welcome Challenge

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Joseph Zhang has a PhD in Power and Control Engineering. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in April 2015. He is originally from Shanghai, China and has been in the U.S. for 4 years. He is currently working in Pittsburgh. In his leisure time, he enjoys biking and exploring nature. 

Florida Culture for the Week of July 6, 2015 by Josh Garrick

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Florida Culture for the Week of July 6, 2015 by Josh Garrick

July 6 -- The Girls’ Club from the Orlando Philharmonic 

Back by popular demand, an All-Woman team of Orlando Philharmonic musicians will present a concert of works composed by and performed by women, including Fanny Mendelssohn, Amy Beach, Libby Larson, and Billie Holiday. The concert is scheduled for TODAY, July 6 at 7 pm at the Plaza Live Theatre in East Orlando, currently under-going renovations as the new home of the Philharmonic. Call 407.770.0071 or visit orlandophil.org 

Finding Unexpected Joy in Turkey

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I never expected to be able visit Turkey. Although everyone I knew that had been loved it, they all said how they thought it was too inaccessible for me. You see, I can't walk much because of my disabilities, and generally use a wheelchair scooter to get around if we don't have our car handy.

The International Crane Foundation

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When I was flying back from Turkey last month, I hit the jackpot with my seatmate. Aysen Erdil is a lovely woman - and co-founder of Turna symbiosis dernegi, the Turkish partner of the International Crane Foundation. I can't wait to share more of her story - look for it this year!

Accidental Poetry: Improve Your English Through Creative Writing

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I recently discovered a GENIUS book that offers a new way to teach English. Penned by Lisa Lieberman Doctor (one of our editors here on Wandering Educators!), this book is both simple and complex. Why is it so genius?

#StudyAbroadBecause I Learned To Strive

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Shevan Abdulla is from Kirkuk, Iraq. He has been in the U.S. for almost a year now. He studies Political Science, and has just graduated from University of Pittsburgh in April. He plans to go back to Iraq in August. 

Shevan Abdulla: #StudyAbroadBecause I Learned To Strive

 

What motivated your decision to come to the U.S.?

The Idiom Game

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Several years ago, while teaching creative writing for three months in a small village in Spain, I was made to feel welcome by a wonderful group of people who were native to the town. Every Saturday night, more than twenty men and women would arrive at the farmhouse my husband and I were renting, each of them carrying a tray of their favorite foods.

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