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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...]

Gap Year - US Students

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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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...]

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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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Treading Lightly: What Student Travelers Need to Know About Ethical Ecotourism

When Timothy Tan trekked Nepal’s Annapurna Circuit for the first time as a young traveler, it changed his life. The 21-day Himalayan hiking trip not only gave him a lifelong bug for adventure travel, but it also taught him his first lessons about ethical ecotourism. The travel agent who booked Tim on the hiking trip had recommended he take along pencils to hand out to local children begging … [Read More...]

Expat Teens Talk by Dr. Lisa Pittman and Diana Smit

Book Recommendation: Expat Teens Talk

Every year, around the world, tens of thousands of teenagers say goodbye to friends, schools, and the cultures they know when their families relocate to new countries. These teens aren’t immigrants – their families aren’t seeking citizenship in new locations – they're the children of military and government personnel, diplomats, and professionals working abroad. They’re expat teens. Relocating … [Read More...]