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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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