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

#StudyAbroadBecause... It Changes The Way You See Everything

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Maggie Burr is a DPhil candidate in Classical Archaeology at Oxford, where she spends her time trying to understand what ancient farmers did, and why. She grew up in Lexington, MA, Austin, TX, and Beverly, MA. 

Studying Abroad in London? The Nitty Gritty

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Sep 30, 2016 /
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My very first overseas assignment working in Study Abroad was a summer London program. Can I tell you, it was one of the best summers of my life? I loved the students, I love London. You can’t go wrong.

Top 10 Tips For a Comfortable Thai Train Experience

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There are numerous ways to travel across Thailand, some cheaper than others. The train is my favorite. It is cheap, much faster than a car, and fun. For no more than a few dollars, you can travel across hundreds of kilometers and arrive at your destination - Phuket, Chiang Mai, Bangkok, or whatever city you wish to explore. 

The Art of Holding On and Letting Go: Travel, Climbing, and Finding Yourself

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“When every piece falls into place, it’s like a dance, a delicate but powerful balancing act. The art of holding on and letting go at the same time.”

Such is the beautiful writing in the winner of Elephant Rock Books’ 2016 Sheehan YA Book Prize, The Art of Holding On and Letting Go, by Kristin Lenz. A fellow Michigander, Lenz has written a powerful story of family, finding yourself, and growing up. 

Winter in the Western Dolomites: What to See, Do, Eat, and Where to Stay

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High up in the northwest corner of Italy is the town of Andalo, in the province of Trentino.  

Winter in the Western Dolomites: What to See, Do, Eat, and Where to Stay

Snowmobiling Inside...in Detroit? Exploring Michigan’s Outdoor Adventure Center

by MyKidsEatSquid / Sep 26, 2016 /
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My face must have shown my confusion when my new neighbor in suburban Detroit gave me a cooking mitt. I was grateful, of course, but a bit bewildered at what seemed like an unusual housewarming gift.
“It’s Michigan,” she smiled. “We’re the glove state.” Enthusiastically, she held her hand up to show that the state of Michigan has an uncanny resemblance to a gloved hand. Then she put up her other hand. “And this is the UP. You know, the Upper Peninsula. Up north?”
I didn’t know.

5 Reasons I Love my CSA

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Seeing trucks around town spray painted with giant-sized corn, steak, cheese, grapes, and apples I was intrigued by what they were carrying, especially with the tagline, “Local Provisions for Modern Domestic Living.” These trucks were my first real exposure to a CSA – or community-supported agriculture.

Florida Culture for the Week of September 25, 2016 by Josh Garrick

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Florida Culture for the Week of September 25, 2016 by Josh Garrick