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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

Top Ten Unique Places to Stay in New York

by Bert Maxwell / Jan 24, 2013 /
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Your itinerary is slightly booked, with enough room for serendipity. You've found the restaurants you want to experience, the neighborhoods you want to explore, and the museums you can't wait to get energized by. But where to stay? Whether you're a first time visitor to New York City, or an old hand, it's still a conundrum.

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

Profiles in International Education: A Compendium

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Nov 16, 2009 /
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We've been lucky enough to interview many international educators here on Wandering Educators, for our series entitled Profiles in International Education.

 

Book Review Compendium

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Apr 17, 2009 /
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Foodie Finds: Best Places To Eat Around The World

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jul 23, 2008 /
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Foodie Finds is our unique series of Best Places to Eat in different cities around the world.

 

It arose from my love of great food in Seattle - I couldn't stop writing about the great food we'd eaten there! I expanded it to Minneapolis, and then St. Paul - also great food cities, with a plethora of fantastic food options!

 

Hosting Your Own Chocolate Tasting

by MyKidsEatSquid / Mar 27, 2017 /
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Do you know the right way to eat chocolate?
 
Real chocolate, not the overly waxy variety that’s common in grocery store aisles and tends to have a saccharine aftertaste.
 
I didn’t.
 
Despite years of thinking of myself as a chocolate connoisseur and doing my best to have a daily serving (or two!) of chocolate, I’d never gone to a chocolate tasting, where the intricacies of the flavor and the importance of the purity of the beans were explained in detail.
 

Music for Unsettling Times: Conversations and Questions

by Kerry Dexter / Mar 20, 2017 /
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Think of songs you may know: Where Have All the Flowers Gone, We Shall Overcome, The Coming of the Roads, Plane Wreck at Los Gatos. The first frames questions about war and sacrifice in terms both gentle and direct, the second is a gospel song adapted to civil rights and other causes, the third is a story about greed displacing people and landscape, the fourth a ballad which frames questions about identity and compassion in a news story about migrant farm workers. 

How to Pack for 6 Months Abroad

by Stephane Alexandre / Mar 17, 2017 /
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Firstly, here is a haiku about packing:

No no no no no
No no no no no no no
No no no no no

This haiku conveniently translates into French by replacing every "no" with "non"

Every time I remember my time abroad in Chile, I find that I am discovering new things that I learned from my time abroad. Without further ado, here are my hard-earned facts about packing:

How to Pack for 6 Months Abroad

Studying Abroad in London: Weekend Trips You Should Take

by Heather Robinette / Mar 14, 2017 /
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Studying abroad in London was a life-changing experience, but it also gave me the opportunity to see more than just London. It is really easy to take a day trip or weekend trip out of the city. Luckily, my program provider, Academic Programs International, included several weekend and day trips. There are still manyplaces I wished I would have had time to check out, but it was a great experience!

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