The Neuroscience of Creativity

"After coming back from my experience with The Traveling School, I realized that those were the most inspiring and eye-opening four months of my life. I also found that I was able to express myself creatively in ways that I had never had the opportunity to do in a traditional high school setting. This is [...]

By | October 7th, 2016|Student Work, Videos|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

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

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

Observations in Acoliland

Stories from an alumna's travels, research, and work in Northern Uganda We are excited to share the amazing journey of one of our alumna, Maddi Stevens (TTS15). After spending a semester in Uganda with SIT, she recently graduated from Franklin University in Switzerland and has returned to Uganda to do some amazing work. Below is [...]

By | June 15th, 2015|Student Work|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

Waking Up

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 [...]

By | January 12th, 2015|Featured, Press, South-East Africa, Student Work|0 Comments

Student gains insights during trip to South-West Africa without technology

By Hannah Ryon, TTS22/23 A cellphone buzzes and shrieks out the latest pop song. The click of the computer keys sticking in their spaces echoes in my mind as the woman continues to jam them in frustration. Her child wails, tugging at the edge of her shirt, “I wanna play momma!” She brushes him off, [...]

By | October 1st, 2014|Press, Student Work|0 Comments