History Comes Alive in Charleston

by Sandy Bornstein / Jan 11, 2019 /
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Charleston, South Carolina is consistently voted as one of the top destinations to visit in the United States. Travelers are enticed by this East Coast city’s broad-based appeal, showcasing Lowcountry cuisine, cobblestone streets with architectural treasures, outstanding accommodations, diverse shopping opportunities, a moderate climate, and a rich history that spans multiple generations.

Finding the Hidden Secrets of Florence: 8 You Don't Want to Miss

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Welcome to Florence, Italy! Here are my 8 favorite secrets hidden in this beautiful and historic city.

Of course, Florence has masterpieces you should not miss, including Michelangelo’s David, Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus, and Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise. However, if you are looking to add more to your Florence experience, you will want to dig deeply into the city.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: How will you write the first page of this new year?

by Stacey Ebert / Jan 08, 2019 /
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Breathing in the first month of a new year is as good as chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven, ocean spray as it hits the air, and a brand new baby all snuggled up after a warm bath. It’s the promise of that new dawn, the beginning of something powerful, and a chance at all those do-overs we all at times require. How will you write that first page?

2019 CFP: Society, Identity, and Transformation in Language Teacher Education

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CFP: Society, Identity, and Transformation in Language Teacher Education
11th International Language Teacher Education Conference

May 30–June 1, 2019
The Graduate Hotel
Minneapolis, MN

Call for Papers Deadline: January 18, 2019

CFP: Society, Identity, and Transformation in Language Teacher Education

#StudyAbroadBecause it will be one of the most transformative and enlightening experiences you will ever have

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David Wienir is the author of Amsterdam Exposed: An American’s Journey into the Red Light District, released in May 2018 with De Wallen Press in paperback, e-book, and audiobook formats. David is a business affairs executive at United Talent Agency and entertainment law instructor at UCLA Extension. Before UTA, he practiced law at two of the top entertainment law firms where he represented clients such as Steven Spielberg and Madonna.

5 Surprising Czech Christmas Celebrations

by MyKidsEatSquid / Dec 25, 2018 /
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Cookies. Carp. More cookies. A side of potato salad.

While many Christmas festivities in Czechia are similar to those in other parts of Europe, this nation of just under 11 million has some unusual – and noteworthy – holiday traditions all their own.

A little Czech history

Admittedly, Czechia, a country circled by Germany, Poland, Slovakia and Austria, is known more for its culture and history, than cuisine.

A Joyful, Colorful Show with Cirque Dreams Holidaze

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We didn’t know exactly what to expect when we walked into our favourite place, Miller Auditorium at Western Michigan University. We talked about all of the possibilities while walking in, but knew it would be centered around getting us into the holiday spirit, hence the name: Cirque Dreams Holidaze.

December: A Time for Reflection, Community, Solitude, and Music

by Kerry Dexter / Dec 17, 2018 /
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December: it is a time of darkness and light, star-filled nights and bright celebrations.

As the calendar of the year begins to turn, December is a time of reflection.

As winter sets in, December is also a time for community, and for solitude. 

See how the work of these musicians encourages you to reflect on all these things...

December: A Time for Reflection, Community, Solitude, and Music

Photographer of the Month: Larry Prosor

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Dec 16, 2018 /
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Did you ever run across photos that captured you instantly? That took you to a place, and got you dreaming? Such is the case with our featured photographer this month, Larry Prosor. With photos from New Zealand's North Island and Northern California for this feature, he takes us to two very different locations—and gives us a true sense of place.

Take the Classroom on the Road: The Benefits of a Traveling Education

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So much of a student’s education takes place in a classroom, reading textbooks, or in front of a computer, but there are so many more ways to learn. Traveling gives students a powerful avenue for experiencing the world and applying their lessons to real-life scenarios.

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