Alumna Spotlight: Emma Owens Receives Adventure Learning Grant

By | 2019-05-22T11:32:32-06:00 April 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Upon returning from her Traveling School semester, Emma Owens realized a passion for learning in classrooms without walls.  Now, a student at Fairhaven college, Emma plans on taking her passion to India. As a recipient of the Adventure Learning Grant, Emma will travel around India studying their education system. “My project is a culmination of [...]

Traveling School Impact: #StrongWomen

By | 2019-05-01T12:46:07-06:00 April 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Alexa reflects on her Traveling School semester -- a decade later Alexa Wagner, TTS14 This upcoming fall marks my 10-year Traveling School anniversary. Sometimes, it feels so long ago that I was bumping along rural roads in southern Africa, or sitting around a campfire listening to Japhet and Crispen's stories. However, more often than not, [...]

Traveling School Impact: #ToEachTheirOwn

By | 2019-05-01T12:42:56-06:00 March 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|

When Erin Rose joined The Traveling School in 2017, she had no idea the impact an all-female, international semester would make on her world-view and future goals. After spending the semester traveling through South America, Erin Rose returned home to Atlanta, Georgia, but realized she wanted more out of her education. “I found that coming [...]

Traveling School Impact: #GlobalHome

By | 2019-05-01T12:35:45-06:00 March 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Three years ago, Simrill Smith hopped off a plane from a life-changing experience at The Traveling School’s 26th semester in southern Africa. Simrill remembers the inspiring classes and strong community that developed at The Traveling School with deep fondness. “My semester had the most amazing women on it whom I still talk to on a [...]

Alumnae Spotlight: Jane Belcaster, Spring 2018

By | 2019-02-04T14:46:45-06:00 February 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|

At 18 years old, Jane is already leaning in and making an impact through her high school newspaper, the Trapeze. Inspired by a journalism course her sophomore year, Jane is now the managing editor as a senior. “The Traveling School gave me a new sense of confidence,” Jane says, which has allowed her to speak [...]

What I’m Thankful for: The Year of the Woman

By | 2018-11-23T16:08:18-06:00 November 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|

THIS YEAR, LET’S MAKE GIRLS HARD TO IGNORE! Now that’s an organizational mission I can get behind! I’m not alone in that quest; there are more and more amazing organizations, books, documentaries, even hashtags out there celebrating strong girls and women. I’d say it’s about time! Need examples? There are fun-loving testaments to badass females [...]

International Day of the Girl 2018

By | 2018-10-10T17:01:10-06:00 October 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|

International Day of the Girl, October 11, 2018 What is International Day of the Girl? The United Nations declared this day to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. Learn more here.  “Adolescent girls have the right to a safe, educated, and healthy life, not only during these critical formative [...]

Reflections from Cameroon

By | 2018-10-02T14:33:22-06:00 September 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Alumna Spotlight - Ceely Heck (TTS 16- Fall 2010)   Ceely is currently serving in the Peace Corps in Cameroon.  She took some time out of her busy schedule to reflect on her semester in Southern Africa with The Traveling School and how it continues to impact her today, over eight [...]