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Mark’s Introduction!

Mark Heath, Participant

Hi everyone! I’m so looking forward to our time together, both in Bolivia and as we connect before and after our trip. My name is Mark Heath and I am a teacher, dorm parent, and Class Dean at Milton Academy in Massachusetts. As a faculty member in......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

GEBG Indonesia: Collaborative Faculty Program

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Jenny P’s (rather late) Introduction!

Jennifer Pelletier, Participant

“Yet one of the subtler beauties of travel is that it enables you to bring new eyes to the people you encounter. Thus even as holidays help you appreciate your own home more — not least by seeing it through a distant admirer’s eyes — they......Read More

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Heather Zimmer, Participant

Hello everyone, I am a science teacher and dorm parent at Milton Academy in Massachusetts.  Although I have been a chemistry teacher for over 20 years, I also occasionally teach a class in which I use science fiction to challenge and inspire......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Bolivia: Climate Change Education

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Traducción/translation

Iván Nogales, Participant

Caray!! … that introduction of Gina is wonderful, and I did not feel that it is extensive, because it is enveloping, it caught me. Thanks Stephen for your note that helps me to know you more. I am very curious to meet all of you personally,......Read More

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GEBG Indonesia: Collaborative Faculty Program

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Personal Intro – GEBG Indonesia

Kelly Sherwin, Participant

“Travel, at heart, is just a quick way to keeping our minds mobile and awake. As Santayana…wrote, ‘There is wisdom in turning as often as possible from the familiar to the unfamiliar; it keeps the mind nimble; it kills prejudice,......Read More

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GEBG Indonesia: Collaborative Faculty Program

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{Personal} Climate Change

Femke Côté, Participant

“That is what Camus meant when he said that “what gives value to travel is fear” – disruption, in other words, (or emancipation) from circumstance, and all the habits behind which we hide. And that is why many of us travel not in search of......Read More

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GEBG Indonesia: Collaborative Faculty Program

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Adventure ahead!

Stefanie Daehler, Participant

2018 Indo crew, I’m so thrilled for you about the adventure ahead!! At this time last year, pre-course, I was struggling to wrap my brain around the sheer diversity of Indonesia… and I’ll admit that I am, still! Throughout the......Read More

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GEBG Indonesia: Collaborative Faculty Program

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Why I Travel – Instructor Introduction

Jamie Persons, Instructor

“[T]ravel spins us round in two ways at once: It shows us the sights and values and issues that we might ordinarily ignore; but it also, and more deeply, shows us all the parts of ourselves that might otherwise grow rusty. For in traveling to a......Read More

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Hello from Woodland, CA

Annie Morrison, Participant

Greetings.  I am excited for our journey.  I’m equally excited to learn more about teaching interdependence/empathy, and climate science.  Teaching is my second career.  I worked as a financial analyst for several years, but when my children......Read More

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GEBG Indonesia: Collaborative Faculty Program

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Self-intro

Lilia Cai-Hurteau, Participant

Quote: “We travel, then, in part just to shake up our complacencies by seeing all the moral and political urgencies, the life-and-death dilemmas, that we seldom have to face at home.” This is my 7th year teaching Chinese at the Phillips......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Bolivia: Climate Change Education

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Thanks, But Goodbye: Why Many of Evo...

Stephen Taranto, Participant

Good morning, everyone! This article came across my news feed and I think that it does a great job of laying out the history that has led to the current, widespread discontent with the Morales administration, while recognizing some of the positive......Read More