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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!

 

History Comes Alive Touring Chicago’s North Shore

by Sandy Bornstein / Mar 19, 2019 /
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Chicago is known for its world-class museums and attractions. During a first visit, most people will seek out the attractions nearest their downtown accommodations. Repeat visitors and those staying farther north can add a few places on Chicago’s North Shore to their itinerary.

History Comes Alive Touring Chicago’s North Shore

Music and Community: Stories of Ireland

by Kerry Dexter / Mar 18, 2019 /
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Making sense of the shifts and changes in the world has always been one of the roles of music. This might by songs which teach; it could be through songs which offer escape. Maybe there a tune which gets people dancing together; perhaps there's an uplifting song which opens doors to community, perhaps it is a piece that expresses grief, or joy, or understanding which can be shared as the music is performed and heard. Events change, but the role of music continues on. 

Visiting the Shire: Middle Earth Locations in New Zealand

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Mar 11, 2019 /
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Last summer, my students and I read The Hobbit together. It had been 30 years since I’d read it. I have to admit, I reveled in the classic story, long buried in my brain under years of reading. As you know, it is a classic tale of a quest; a long, life-changing journey. The travelers have to battle (and avoid) various creatures, traverse extraordinarily vast plains, wend their way through mountain paths, and pursue their quest across Middle Earth.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Moods, Changes, and Shifts–Oh My!

by Stacey Ebert / Mar 06, 2019 /
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Remember when you were between the ages of 14 and 18? That age bracket isn’t easy for any of us– growth, learning, changes, mood swings, and figuring things out take place–and that’s without adding any extra and guaranteed teenage angst or life obstacles. I taught high school for well over a decade. Those are the humans I know; those are the humans I understand. Perhaps, as adults, we don’t all sit around and reminisce or remember about life in high school or those early teenage years.

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