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Read about our fellow's journeys through their blogs. Check back often for updates and additional blogs.
Christian Mann, Chattanooga, TN
"Xiannmann": Experience across French battlefields and museums the 100-year commemoration of World War I to guide students toward empathy armed with an understanding of global interaction and their role in the world.
Kristin Brudigam & Marisa Mejia, Austin, TX
"Beyond the Iconic Walls": Explore the integration of Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries with architectural principles in iconic buildings of London and Dublin to create case studies for engineering students that address the realities of urban growth.
Leon Sultan, San Francisco, CA
"Sultan Geography": Conduct research and interviews in Croatia, focusing on the breakup of the former Yugoslavia and the history of ethno-religious conflict, to introduce students to geographical fieldwork and serves as a model for their personal fieldwork in San Francisco.
Connie Hambey and Karon Decker, Trussville, AL
"Elephants Teaching Teachers": Investigate the condition of endangered elephants in Thailand using modern field research practices to develop an ecology unit focusing on methodology, inquiry and advocacy for science-based conservation initiatives.
Meghan DeRitter, Baltimore, MD
"Flying in Guatemala": Foster a relationship with a Peace Corps classroom in Guatemala to explore developing recycling and trash management systems and environmental education within two distant communities using a local and global perspective.
Sarah Duerre, Kou Moua, Karla Harings-Post & Angela Printz, Eau Claire, WI
"Eau Claire to Thailand": Observe cultural and educational norms in Chai Thong, Thailand, to develop as culturally-sensitive teachers and add aspects of immigrant students' home country into a heavily-Eurocentric curriculum.
James Soares, Boston, MA
"Ustaath in Jordan": Participate in an intensive Arabic language program in Amman, Jordan, to strengthen language proficiency and provide more culturally-relevant instruction within the Arabic language courses.
Emily Kjesbo-Johnson, St. Paul, MN
"Human Together": Explore how South Africa's history of Apartheid continues to affect issues of racial injustice, self-worth, motivation and academic achievement to inform discussions on social justice and build a math curriculum based on the principals of reconciliation.
Juan Bendfeldt, Houston, TX
"Magus' Memories": Explore the geography, ecology and archaeology that defined the Jumano-Puebloan culture of the Rio Grande and Pecos rivers to demonstrate the connections between habitat and culture and emphasize personal discovery of needs, environments and resources.
Brecon Riley, Chicago, IL
"Global Education: A Teachers' Journey to South Africa": Explore Africa through a three-country tour, that includes safaris, museums and major cities, in order to increase student engagement in nonfiction texts through a study based on their interests and curiosities.