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

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

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

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

What is a Traveling School semester like?

 

By | September 17th, 2015|Featured, Photos, South America, South-East Africa, South-West Africa|0 Comments

TTS25 Zenith Project

“I hope what you learn goes in through your mind, but more importantly, that it touches your heart and goes back out through your hands into your country." Each Traveling School semester group creates a zenith project at the end of their semester - this project can take any form, but is meant to display [...]

By | August 26th, 2015|Central America|0 Comments

Central America Semester Blog (TTS25)

Read the TTS25 Central America Blog here... http://tts25.blogspot.com/ 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 [...]

By | June 3rd, 2015|Central America, Latin America, Trip Reports|0 Comments

Waking the Puma

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 [...]

By | April 13th, 2015|South America, Student Work|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By | December 14th, 2014|Central America, Featured, Press|0 Comments