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TTS27 Zenith Project Update

TTS27 Zenith Project Update by Carsyn Randolph, TTS27 Alumna During our time abroad in South America as TTS27, we felt unconditional love from many wonderful people and communities with open and loving hearts. One of the communities that our group felt welcomed by was the community of Ocutuan in Peru. The community of Ocutuan is [...]

By | February 17th, 2017|Latin America, South America|0 Comments

South America – Spring 2017

 Welcome to the Spring 2017 blog–South America.   Thank you!  Dear vicarious TTS29ers, As we put the finishing touches on the semester, I look back on the months we spent preparing and getting to know one another through phone calls, emails, Skype chats and in person meetings. Those months filled me with inspiration and hope for another [...]

By | January 24th, 2017|Latin America, South America, Trip Reports|0 Comments

Fall 2016 – Southern Africa

Welcome to the blog for The Traveling School's 28th Semester. Fall 2016, Southern Africa.  Preparing to Transition Home Wrapping up a Traveling School semester is an emotional process. We go through a series of transitional activities to help students process these emotions and to prepare them for what’s ahead. Every semester looks a little different [...]

By | August 10th, 2016|Southern Africa, Trip Reports|0 Comments

Why Should You Attend A Semester School?

Ana Siegel (a Semester School Alumni) writes a wonderful blog post about the life lessons learned by attending a semester school... "To begin, what is a semester school, in the first place? These schools offer a semester-long educational experience for high school juniors, allowing them to return home with “academic credit, out-of-classroom experiences, and a [...]

By | May 11th, 2016|Featured|Comments Off on Why Should You Attend A Semester School?

The Conscientious Traveler

Article by Hannah Noyes, TTS25 Alumna Tourism in Central America is growing. Over 3.2 million people visited Panama in 2012 and travel and tourism contributed over two billion to the local economy. Costa Rica has one million visitors annually, bringing in one billion a year and making tourism its second largest source of income. Communities [...]

By | March 11th, 2016|Central America, Latin America, Student Work|0 Comments

The beauty of learning…in Africa.

by Natalie Trono, Traveling School Alumna, TTS22 southern Africa semester. When I was a freshman in high school, I learned about The Traveling School through an upperclassman. I was automatically inspired by the school’s message and decided that it was opportunity I couldn’t pass up. Now, almost two years after my semester abroad in southern [...]

By | January 25th, 2016|Featured, South-West Africa, Student Work, Uncategorized|0 Comments

TTS27 Spring 2016 Semester Blog

Welcome to the TTS27 Spring 2016 Semester Blog.  Dear Traveling School family, Sitting in our hotel in Miami, our minds are elsewhere: with our girls waking up at home, with our girls shooting through the sky, homeward bound on planes, and with our girls cherishing their last hours together (for now) in the room next door. [...]

By | January 22nd, 2016|Latin America, South America, Trip Reports|Comments Off on TTS27 Spring 2016 Semester Blog

Why go to southern Africa? Top 10 reasons.

When Traveling School alumnae from past Africa semesters were posed with this question, they had a lot to say . . . 1. You don't know the range of emotion you are capable of until you visit Africa. It's like seeing black and white your entire life, then all the sudden experiencing the range of colors [...]

By | January 14th, 2016|Featured, South-East Africa, South-West Africa, Uncategorized|0 Comments

TTS26 Trip Report & Blog, Southern Africa

For 3 1/2 months, 14 young women traveled throughout southern Africa. Their trip began in Zambia and carried them into Botswana, Namibia and finally - South Africa. We are delighted to bring you their trip notes about the amazing places they visited and more importantly - the people they met along the way. Click here [...]

By | December 22nd, 2015|Featured, Southern Africa, Trip Reports|0 Comments

Change Your World

A "This I Believe" Essay by Sarah Jane Chrysler, Alumna TTS25  Sarah Jane (left) during her Traveling School Semester I have always followed. Followed the rules, followed the dress codes, and followed the people around me. I was so enthralled with where everybody else was headed and how I could get there to [...]

By | November 3rd, 2015|Central America, Featured, Student Work, Uncategorized|0 Comments