Putumayo: Introducing the World Through Music

by Kerry Dexter / Jun 15, 2015 /
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Music speaks in many ways: melody, tone, timbre resonance, rhythm, instrumentation, and word -- but what if you do not understand the words being sung? Dan Storper noticed that people were responding to, and asking about, the music from Latin America and other parts of the world which he played to enhance the atmosphere in his clothing and handcraft stores.

Florida Culture for the Week of June 15, 2015 by Josh Garrick

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Florida Culture for the Week of June 15, 2015 by Josh Garrick

Now to June 29 – Revue Salutes Rogers and Hammerstein

#StudyAbroadBecause It Makes the World a Better Place

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Traveling has always been a passion of Laura Victorelli’s, a senior political science major at the University of Pittsburgh. She credits that traveling has guided many aspects of her life. Originally born in Roanoke, Virginia but moved to Pittsburgh when she was four years old, Laura has always known that she wanted to learn about the world around her as much as possible. She’s traveled to southern Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Lichtenstein, and Jordan. In addition, she studied abroad in Cyprus, Greece.

National Geographic Kids Almanac: Read This!

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I've got the coolest book to share with you. It's the National Geographic Kids Almanac 2016, and it's full of awesomeness.

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2016

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston Cloaked in Magnificent Opulence

by Rosie Carbo / Jun 12, 2015 /
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The Museum of Fine Arts Houston will be cloaked in magnificent opulence when the exhibition “Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna’s Imperial Collection” opens on Sunday, June 14. 
More than 100 artifacts and paintings from such artistic icons as Titian, Caravaggio, Correggio, Rubens, Tintoretto, Velazquez, and others will be displayed in all their glory at the MFAH through September 13.

#StudyAbroadBecause it expands you

My name is Emily Johnson and I've been living abroad for the past ten years. I started my journey in Poland where I studied for my M.A. in Eastern and Central European Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Being passionate about culture and the study of societies, after the completion of my degree I moved south, to Istanbul, Turkey, where I still reside and teach at university.

Love Theme Parks? Unusual 1 day excursions from Paris

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Picture this: Paris, summer, happiness, much good food, reading (all those bookstores!), and…city crowds? If you’re a bit tired of the city (and even with Paris, this is possible) and you’ve already visited Versailles, Normandy, and Giverny, there are several unusual and adventurous one day excursions from Paris – easily doable, within a short drive, and full of fun.

Why I Still Travel with Physical CDs

by Brianna Krueger / Jun 08, 2015 /
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By birth year I am technically a millennial, but sometimes I feel a little more Generation X. Perhaps it’s the stigma that millennials love technology, which I do –I’d cry if my laptop crashed before I remembered to back it up (and not to the cloud because ‘nobody understands the cloud’)- but that doesn’t mean I love all advancements of technology, and sometimes want to be stubborn toward them. 

On Bug Spray, Research Projects, and Weirdly Named Birds

by ChristaD / Jun 08, 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!  


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