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Global Education Professional Development for Teachers

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jan 24, 2015 /
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The Teachers for Global Classrooms Program (TGC) is a year-long professional development program for elementary, middle, & high school teachers aimed at globalizing teaching and learning in U.S. classrooms.  Participants are selected through a national, open competition. TGC is a program of the U.S.

They Eat Horses, Don’t They? The Truth About the French

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jan 22, 2015 /
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Eating horses. Not to mention garlic, snails, frog legs, wine (always, wine).

French women don't get fat.

That ubiquitous striped shirt, accompanied by a jaunty beret.

Bidets, perfume, double kisses, rudeness, oh that Metro, topless beaches, chicness.

Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite.

 

Studying Abroad: Setting Off A Series of Dominoes Of Profound Change

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jan 20, 2015 /
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Jesse Weisz is the Founder and Executive Director of Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO), a 501c3 non-profit organization that has sent over 1000 teachers abroad since 2008. More information about GEEO can be found at www.geeo.org.

 

Rotary International Student Exchange to Thailand: One Global Musician's Story

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jan 18, 2015 /
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Early exposure to languages and folk melodies instilled in global musician Shannon Heaton a love of tradition. From her first music lessons (piano with her mom, recorder from her Belgian neighbor in Nigeria), to rehearsals on Aacharn Jiraporn's porch in Suphanburi, to winters in Clare, she has been drawn to traditional music.

Rotary International Student Exchange to Sweden: I Became a Citizen of the World

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jan 17, 2015 /
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Claudia Laroye lives in Vancouver, Canada. She was a Rotary Club Exchange Student from Canada to Sweden in 1985-1986. Claudia writes and blogs as thetravellingmom.ca, offering a modern mom's guide to family travel sanity.

Yokohama International School: It was like coming up for air

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jan 16, 2015 /
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Jun Sekiya is a freshman currently studying Film at New York University. He is half-Japanese half Cuban-American, and was raised in Tokyo through a mix of Japanese kindergarten, international schools, and multiple read throughs of the Harry Potter series.

Satisfying Wanderlust: New Destinations and Best Values

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jan 16, 2015 /
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Looking for ways to satisfy your wanderlust, discover new destinations, and not break the bank while doing so? Enter the world of hostels.

How to Cope with Culture Shock

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jan 15, 2015 /
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Culture shock: if you've ever lived overseas, you know what it is. If you're about to live overseas, then it's a good idea to gather some tips to make going through it easier.

How to Befriend a Community of Travelers

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jan 14, 2015 /
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Which do you prefer – a trip where you focus on attractions, or a trip where you interact with people, make friends, and expand your world? Yes, that’s a trick question. Who wouldn’t choose travel filled with interesting people – perhaps making memories or lifelong friendships?

Living Your Ideal Global Life Summit

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jan 14, 2015 /
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The Living Your Ideal Global Life Summit (#GlobalLife2015) brings people together from all over the world to expand on what you already know about global living and meet others who share your passion for traveling, living and working abroad.

It’s about defining what your ideal global life looks like to you -- and then getting busy living it.

 

Living Your Ideal Global Life Summit

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