Central America Semester Blog (TTS25)

By | June 3rd, 2015|Central America, Latin America, Trip Reports|

Read the TTS25 Central America Blog here... An excerpt by Katy from Illinois: "Chickens crowed as the moon slid its way into the perfect spot in the warm night sky. My host mother Maria Magdelena’s rocking chair slowed as she nervously looked behind her shoulders at the dimly lit houses around her, searching for an [...]

Waking the Puma

By | April 13th, 2015|South America, Student Work|

by Allison Stevens As I looked out across the horizon and saw the sun setting on the Peruvian landscape, I thought about the hundreds of different ways my perspectives have been changed over the past few months and all the new outlooks on life I have absorbed. Being in South America for the past fifteen [...]

What are you doing this summer?

By | April 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Are you looking for inspiration this summer? Here's just a small list of amazing opportunities for learning, travel and exploration - (Traveling School Style). 1. Volunteer in rural Ecuador with the  The Tandana Foundation What is Tandana? Tandana comes from a Kichwa root meaning "to gather together" or "to unite" and represents the spirit of their work. [...]

Teaching Beyond Books

By | March 18th, 2015|Featured, Photos|

In our end of semester evaluations, we asked our 2014 students what 4-6 words best summarize their Traveling School experience. Here's what they said in word cloud form.

Why Choose A Semester School?

By | March 9th, 2015|Featured, Press|

Did you know that The Traveling School is one of many semester schools for high school students? "Semester schools are accredited boarding schools for high school and gap-year students looking to dive deep into specialized curriculums for one semester." Check out this great article highlighting 10 Semester Schools that high school students should consider by Courtney [...]

TTS faculty member starts travel internship program

By | February 26th, 2015|Press|

Jen Herdina (Faculty TTS20 & 21) and her husband have combined their passion for travel and teaching with their business Global Treks & Adventures to offer internships for college students. Go Jen! Their story recently made local news in Minnesota. Check out the article, "Winona couple melds passion for travel, teaching" by Kayla Langmaid, Winona [...]

Waking Up

By | January 12th, 2015|Featured, Press, South-East Africa, Student Work|

by Traveling School Student (TTS24 Alumna), Fall 2014 Southern Africa Semester "I got up at least five minutes past my alarm.  I was awake, I just didn’t want to get out of bed and face the shocking cold air for the sake of a typical Monday morning.  Plus, it left me in a bad mood [...]

Maine Voices: Power of GMO labeling laws will vanish under Trans-Pacific Partnership

By | December 14th, 2014|Central America, Featured, Press|

Article by Emelia von Saltza, TTS21 The free trade agreement will take away our rights and put them in the hands of corporations. “Made in Mexico” is a common label we see on tags of shirts, stuck to banana peels and imprinted into seatbelt buckles, yet that little tag will never tell us the truth [...]

South-East Africa Trip Blog TTS24

By | December 9th, 2014|South-East Africa, Southern Africa, Trip Reports|

Read the entire library of blogs from TTS24, South-East Africa Fall 2014 here. Rhino Tracking by Ava S., Montana, Junior It was mid-afternoon, and the Matopos savannah was backing in the sun.  We were wandering up a shaggy bluff, five hours in to a seemingly unsuccessful rhino tracking mission.  We climbed over rocks and through dense bushes, [...]

So much to be Thankful for!

By | November 26th, 2014|Featured|

This week TTS24 is preparing a unique Thanksgiving celebration in southern Africa. On Thanksgiving, the group will incorporate Thanksgiving customs while creating new traditions with their TTS family. The Traveling School has had much to be thankful for this year! We are thankful for our students for their curiosity and energy - they will change [...]