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Vietnamese War Remnant Museum

History’s Different Facets: Confronting New Perspectives in Vietnam

Here’s a question you probably weren’t asked in history class: Who won the American War? If you’re a little confused as to which war I’m referring to, you’re probably not Vietnamese. To the rest of the world, the prolonged struggle from 1959 to 1975 between communist-backed northern Vietnam and the … [Read More...]

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Thinking of a Gap Year? A Primer for American Students

Most high school seniors spend a tremendous amount of time researching and applying to colleges. It's hard not to get swept up in the excitement and pressures of this phase of high school life. In reality, however, many students aren’t ready to make the commitment attached to college, and may not … [Read More...]

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Pocket Passport

Study Abroad in High School: Get Your Passport and Go, Sooner Rather than Later

Transitioning into your high school years is often a mixed bag of emotions: definitely some excitement, probably some hesitation, a lot of expectation, and all rightly so. It’s a formative period of your life. Those years are as much about becoming the person you will be and developing your interests as they are about building a platform for your further education and career aspirations. But … [Read More...]

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Kids ‘n Culture: A Teacher’s Perspective

When one of my colleagues asked if I could chaperone a field trip to France, Monaco, and Spain, I thought he was absolutely crazy.  The idea of taking a bunch of high school students from Harlem to another country seemed impossible. How were we going to be able to find the money for these students to afford the trip? How were we going to prepare students for the culture shock of being outside of … [Read More...]

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Europe’s Ultimate Train Journey – The Trans-Siberian Railway

Most people have heard of the epic Trans-Siberian Railway journey. Starting from Moscow and crossing eight time-zones to the Pacific Ocean, Mongolia or China, traveling on the Trans-Siberian can be the trip of a lifetime, and is an ideal journey for the student backpacker. Russia is one of the most fascinating countries in the world, and by far the biggest. To truly appreciate the vastness of … [Read More...]

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Kids ‘n Culture: Innovative Program Sends Students on More Than Just a Field Trip

Kids 'n Culture is an initiative focused on immersing high school students into a new culture through academic enrichment and hands on exploration. The organization focuses on high school students who have never had the opportunity to travel outside New York’s tri-state area, let alone abroad. Over the past five years, this organization has made it possible for many students to travel and explore … [Read More...]