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

The Street Child International Teacher Training Programme: One Educator's Story

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I came across the advert for the ITTP one evening when I was job hunting online. Obviously, it wasn't a job, so I should have just shut the window and carried on with my search but there was something about it that intrigued me. I liked the idea of volunteering in a project that was about meeting people to share skills and ideas that could have a lasting impact, rather than turning up to build something or to look after kids for a couple of weeks and then never see them again. I was intrigued by the idea of travelling to Sierra Leone, too.

6 Delicious Culinary Day Trips from Amsterdam

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The Netherlands is known for many delicious things, such as cheese, stroopwafels, bitterballen, chocolate sprinkles on toast (!!), beer… the list goes on. Food discoveries and inventions in this country include staples such as gin, orange carrots, and cocoa powder. If you’re planning a trip to the Netherlands, and are looking for culinary delights, here are 6 day trips from Amsterdam to satisfy your foodie side.

Music of Ireland: new ideas, old traditions

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The varieties and traditions of music in Ireland run long and deep. Musicians who draw on the heritage and history of music in Ireland for their ideas find as many different ways to take those things forward as they do to connect them with the past.

Music of Ireland: new ideas, old traditions

Geography of Hope: Music of Immigration and Refugees

by Kerry Dexter / Oct 17, 2017 /
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Autumn comes with harvest time, with gathering in, with thinking of home and sharing. There are people who may not be doing that this season. There are -- through the past and in the present time -- people who are immigrants or refugees by circumstances they control and ones they don't. Perhaps you know some of these people; perhaps immigration stories are embedded in your family history. Maybe not -- maybe you've seen images or read history books.

Aosta: The Alpine Rome - A Travel Guide

Aosta, the Rome of the Alps, lies some one hundred and ten kilometres north-northwest of Turin and is the principal town of the Valle d'Aosta. Surrounded by mountains, Grand Combin and Mont Vélan to the north, Becca di Nona and Monte Emilius to the south and Testa del Ruitor to the west.

Aosta: The Alpine Rome - A Travel Guide

Photographer of the Month: Dan Price

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Oct 16, 2017 /
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Dan Price is a Midwest-based freelance photographer whose aim is to capture the mood of a given moment.  

He got his start when a doctor prescribed daily walks as a part of his treatment in battling Lyme disease. Shooting surroundings that he was presented, like his backyard or a nearby field, became an important part of his recovery.  

Florida Culture for the Week of October 15, 2017 By Josh Garrick

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Florida Culture for the Week of October 15, 2017 By Josh Garrick 

Top things to do when your flight is delayed

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When you’re all set to jet off to sunnier shores or even travelling for business purposes, no one likes to hear the words that their flight has been delayed, right? 

However, each and every day, in all corners of the globe, flights are delayed and cancelled for a variety of different reasons.

From technical issues to extreme weather conditions causing havoc in the air, flights can be delayed or cancelled with little notice.