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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!

 

Music for a New Year

by Kerry Dexter / Jan 20, 2020 /
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The turning of a year invites looking forward and looking back. The ancient Romans knew this, hence Janus, from whom January takes its name, faces in both directions. Seismic changes in all areas of life seem to be almost normal in these last years, which is certainly a looking-both-ways statement in itself.

Music for a New Year

History Comes Alive in Tokyo

by Sandy Bornstein / Jan 14, 2020 /
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To get acquainted with Tokyo’s history, with which I am unfamiliar, I started my journey at the city’s history museum, the Edo-Tokyo Museum. From the early 17th century until the mid 19th century, the Tokugawa shogunate ruled Japan from this city. By touring the permanent exhibit filled with artifacts and replicas, we learned about the 400 years of history from the Edo period to the present. 

History Comes Alive in Tokyo

Through the Eyes of an Educator: New Year–New Mindset

by Stacey Ebert / Jan 06, 2020 /
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What are your first thoughts upon opening your eyes on January 1st? Are you ready to jump in with both feet, are you thinking the same things you did 24 hours ago, or are you nervous, yet excited to see what’s to come? Somewhere in there is a little bit of each of us. That first whiff of a new year is something special. Roll all of your favorite smells into one and you’ve got that first breath of air on the 1st of January.

What Do Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Life of Brian Have in Common?

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jan 03, 2020 /
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What do Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Monty Python's Life of Brian have in common? I bet you were wracking your brain to remember if Harrison Ford was in Life of Brian (he wasn’t). No, it’s more geographic – all of them were filmed in Tunisia!

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