Dr. Jessie Voigts's blog

Nomadic Matt's How to Travel the World on $50 a Day

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jan 07, 2015 /
Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

It's a well-known fact: learn from experts, and you gain a world of experience and knowledge.

Free MOOC for English-Teaching Professionals: Shaping the Way We Teach English

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Dec 29, 2014 /
Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

Shaping the Way We Teach English, a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) prepared by and for English-teaching professionals, has launched for 2015 through a partnership with the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the University of Oregon and Coursera. The free program is an opportunity for c

Application Deadline Approaches for U.S. High School Students Seeking YES Abroad Scholarships

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Dec 29, 2014 /
Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

The application deadline for the 2015-2016 Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad scholarship program is January 7, 2015.

The Light Nearby: Creating Music & Pursuing a Passion

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Dec 24, 2014 /
Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

Marc Freccero - note this name, for he is making a difference. As we all know, travel can be done a zillion ways - each person has their own ways of traveling. That is what makes reading and writing about travel so interesting - the enormous variety of viewpoints and ways we expeirence the world.

The Best of US: Reflections from #WHTravelBloggers #StudyAbroadBecause

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Dec 24, 2014 /
Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

Highlights from #WHTravelBloggers #StudyAbroadBecause and reflections on international travel in the USA and USians abroad. Tuesday, December 23 hangout, 10am Las Vegas, 1pm New York City.

 

Teachers for Global Classrooms Program

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Dec 23, 2014 /
Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

IREX and the United States Department of State are pleased to announce the launch of the 2015 application cycle to the Teachers for Global Classrooms (TGC) Program.

An Illustrated History of Kazakhstan: Asia's Heartland in Context

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Dec 23, 2014 /
Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

When I was in graduate school, I lived and learned amidst dozens of languages, cultures,  people. There were many international scholars in our program, who braved the cold Minnesota winters in search of knowledge, community, and camaraderie. What I loved most about that was the chance to learn, in-depth, about the world from a diverse group of people.

The Book Your Tween/Teen Girl Needs: Elements for Girls

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Dec 23, 2014 /
Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

As a parent, I’m learning a lot about what growing up in the US is like for a young lady. There are many influences on our young women, from the media (ugh) to a few wise and thoughtful websites, books, and experiences.

A White House Christmas

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Dec 20, 2014 /
Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

Whilst I was wandering through the White House a few weeks ago, marveling at the beautiful and creative Christmas decorations, I felt an immense sense of pride. Pride that this is our nation’s home, built and rebuilt after fire and war.

Girl Power: The Sisters 8

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Dec 19, 2014 /
Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

As a mom, I know it's hard to find great books about girl power for young women to read (you may recall the recent firestorm over the latest Barbie/engineering book. Enough said.). So when I find great ones, I am elated.

Pages