Lessons Learned in the Amazon Rainforest

by ChristaD / Dec 05, 2015 /

A Note from ChristaD, Education and the Rainforest Editor:  

This post was written by Kailini C., a high school student from the Gunston School in Maryland.  Kailani is a participant in the 2015 Amazon Workshops Student Field Reporter Project which enlisted the help of several students to share their 2015 Amazon experiences with us. Over the coming months, the Education and the Rainforest posts will feature Kailani's words, photos, and reflections – giving you a student's perspective on travel to the Amazon and its educational impact!  

#StudyAbroadBecause...the world isn't too big to try to see it all!

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Renee Corbett is a “super” senior pursuing a Civil and Environmental Engineering major and a Communication certificate. Throughout the course of her time at Pitt, she has had numerous opportunities to travel abroad. She traveled to Haiti for 3 one-week sustainable development trips and she traveled to Trujillo, Peru for 6 weeks to construct sustainable VIP (ventilation improved pit) latrines.

#StudyAbroadBecause the world as a classroom is an amazing way to learn

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Ashish Bibireddy is a junior at Pitt and a Neuroscience and Urban Studies major. Currently, Ashish is an Event Coordinator for the Student Government Board (SGB) Wellness Committee. Future plans include going on to medical school and/or eventually end up in the public health sector, dealing health policy and change. Ashish studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark during the summer of 2015. Read his interview below to learn more about his experience abroad!

Five reasons why FlightHub thinks you’ll regret not studying abroad during college

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In a time where access to travel has never been more affordable, FlightHub believes that everyone should be afforded the opportunity to study abroad. 
Here are the top 5 reasons why FlightHub thinks you should take the plunge and study abroad

Making lifelong friends 

JustFly’s guide to spending the holidays abroad

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It’s that time of year again where the weather turns cold and we crave nothing more than a warm beverage, thick socks, and good company. But for some, the winter holidays are a time to flee from the cold and into the warm embrace of tropical southern climates. Though a tan in January is something to be envied, JustFly thinks that for the 2016 holiday season, travelers should set their sights on spending the holidays in Europe.

#StudyAbroadBecause there is no better way to learn than experiencing it firsthand

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Alexandria Martinez is earning her Health Service Major-Certificate in Community Health Assessment at the University of Pittsburgh. She's originally from Teaneck, NJ, which is a 15-minute drive from New York City. She considers herself a city girl and loves exploring big cities. She loves music and enjoys discovering and listening to all genres of music. She believes music can be healing and is food for the soul. She's also an avid reader and like music, reads all types of books.

Artist of the Month: Jim Maunder

by Kim Rodeffer Funk / Dec 01, 2015 /
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Happy Holidays! Wandering Educators has a special gift for you. This month’s Artist of the Month is the Amazing Newfoundland Sculptor Jim Maunder. His work is absolutely thought-provoking and will make you want to know more about this artist.

Notre-Dame de Quebec Basilica-Cathedral's Holy Door to Open for the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Dec 01, 2015 /
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A Jubilee is a joyful time for Catholics, a special year for forgiveness, universal pardon, and remission of sins. The Jubilee is personally marked by physical passage through one of 7 Holy Doors in the world. It is a time of pilgrimage, for to pass through the Holy Door is to go through a rite of passage. The door is open to all persons of good will.

Florida Culture for the Week of November 30, 2015 by Josh Garrick

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Florida Culture for the Week of November 30, 2015 by Josh Garrick