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Florida Culture for the Week of July 13, 2015 by Josh Garrick

 

Florida Culture for the Week of July 13, 2015 by Josh Garrick

July 13 & 14 -- An Historic Literary Event from Harper Lee 

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#StudyAbroadBecause I am a global citizen

Charlotte Chen was born in New York. Growing up, she embraced both Chinese and American culture through her living and learning experiences in both countries. She is a rising senior studying computer science at the University of Pittsburgh. Currently she is interning as a programmer in Washington, DC. Charlotte is passionate about arts and exploring international culture. She recently studied abroad in France.

Reading: Inside Out in Istanbul

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Jul 11, 2015 / 0 comments

Everyone in the whole world knows by now that I am in love with Turkey. Whilst I was there, my schedule was too hectic to meet a new friend, Lisa Morrow, who lives and teaches in Istanbul. My loss – and next time! Isn’t it crazy, how life goes like that?

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Edinburgh Geniuses Strike Gold

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

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#StudyAbroadBecause I Welcome Challenge

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. 

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Memphis, Tennessee

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Jul 06, 2015 / 0 comments

I think I’ve always been a traveler. From a fascination with accents of Camp America counselors at sleep away camp and being taken in by the ‘countries’ at Epcot at a young age, I was always interested in the world outside of my home country’s borders. As a high school social studies teacher, I often brought photos of adventures abroad into my classroom to enhance lessons and interest students. Tokens from travels, stories from the road and interactions with locals were often weaved into the curriculum to help bring textbook titles to life and add in the magic of a journey. 

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

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 

In the Land of the Living River: Arrival in Peru

by ChristaD / Jul 03, 2015 / 0 comments

A Note from ChristaD, Education and the Rainforest Editor:  
This post was written by Kailini C., a high school student from the Gunston School in Maryland.  Kailani is a participant in the 2015 Amazon Workshops Student Field Reporter Project which enlisted the help of several students to share their 2015 Amazon experiences with us. Over the coming months, the Education and the Rainforest posts will feature Kailani's words, photos, and reflections – giving you a student's perspective on travel to the Amazon and its educational impact!  
 

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Finding Unexpected Joy in Turkey

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.

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The International Crane Foundation

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!

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