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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

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

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

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

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

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

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

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

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

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For a Moment, but Lasting Forever

Frank Barros, Participant

I chose the following quote in “Why We Travel” by Pico Iyer. Abroad is the place where we stay up late, follow impulse and find ourselves as wide open as when we are in love. We live without a past or future, for a moment at least, and are......Read More

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si, construimos esperanza

Iván, Participant

Caray… esa introducción de Gina es maravillosa, y ni sentí que sea extensa, porque es envolvente, me atrapó. Gracias Stephen por tu nota que me ayuda a conocerte más. Tengo una gran curiosidad de conocerlos personalmente a todos ustedes,......Read More

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Educator

Christina Montiel, Participant

Hi there! My name is Christina Montiel and I am a 5th grade Dual Immersion Teacher in Jackson, Wyoming. As a Dual Immersion Teacher I teach all content area in Spanish, including Science. In both my personal and professional life I have continuously......Read More

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Gina Instructor Intro

Gina, Participant

Greetings fellow educators! My name is Gina and I am one of three instructors that will be accompanying you to Bolivia this summer.  Introductions are a hard thing! How to condense a complex life into a few paragraphs? But our time together will be......Read More

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Greetings Educators!

Stephen Taranto, Participant

Greetings Educators! Along with Gina, Ivan, Simon and the rest of the team I am  getting energized and excited about the upcoming Bolivia: Climate Change Education course we will embark upon together in a mere 10 weeks! While we will get to know......Read More