Alumna Spotlight: Grace Stopher

By | 2019-11-06T10:20:29-07:00 November 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|

After ten years, Grace Stopher still remembers her semester with The Traveling School as a pivotal point in her educational career. She credits her semesters at The Traveling School as the reason for her ability to navigate new situations and fresh careers. “The empowering experience of being a student with The Traveling School laid the [...]

Student Work from the Field

By | 2019-11-05T12:06:35-07:00 November 5th, 2019|Student Work|

As our fall semester enters week 12 of travel in southern Africa, we would like to share a sample of student work from the field. Our interdisciplinary classes ask students to draw connections between regional geology, local politics and economy, indigenous cultures and more. From observing elephant behavior at a natural waterhole in Honors Natural [...]

Alumna Spotlight: Emma Owens Receives Adventure Learning Grant

By | 2019-05-22T11:32:32-07:00 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 | 2019-05-01T12:46:07-07:00 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 | 2019-05-01T12:42:56-07:00 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 | 2019-05-01T12:35:45-07:00 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 | 2019-02-04T14:46:45-07:00 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 | 2018-11-23T16:08:18-07:00 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 [...]