15 Reasons to give to The Traveling School this year!

By | 2017-11-28T12:31:01-07:00 November 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Are you wondering ‘why should I give to The Traveling School’? Well, we’ve a got 15 reasons to contribute to the The Traveling School financial aid fund to celebrate our 15th year: Reason #15: Donating makes you feel good! We’re not kidding! Studies have shown that donating can boost your mood, increase brain activity and [...]

Southern Africa – Fall 2017

By | 2018-05-23T11:47:02-07:00 August 8th, 2017|Southern Africa, Trip Reports|

  Welcome to the Fall 2017 blog- Southern Africa. Time to Transition We’ve now traveled thousands and thousands of miles, slept in over 30 different locations, visited four countries, and met countless people that inspired us, and taught us stories we would not be able to hear anywhere else. Find a quiet space and get [...]

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TTS27 Zenith Project Update

By | 2017-10-19T12:53:40-07:00 February 17th, 2017|Latin America, South America|

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 [...]

South America – Spring 2017

By | 2017-10-19T12:53:40-07:00 January 24th, 2017|Latin America, South America, Trip Reports|

 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 [...]

TTS20 Celebrating 5 Years

By | 2017-10-19T12:53:40-07:00 November 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Alumnae Scholarship The TTS20 Alumnae have traveled far and wide since their Traveling School semester in 2012. They’ve begun to realize their passions and mold them into college degrees and careers. Their Traveling School semester shaped them.  "TTS not only gave me a sense of my self worth, but a realization that I had strength - [...]

Our 6 Favorite Places to Visit in South America

By | 2017-10-19T12:53:40-07:00 September 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Our 6 Favorite Places to Visit in South America After 15 years of traveling through Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia...here are some of the best adventures to be had (from our opinion)! Santa Cruz Trek in the Cordillera Blanca mountains of Peru. Check out Cafe Andino in Huaraz as a jumping off point.  Raft the [...]

Fall 2016 – Southern Africa

By | 2017-10-19T12:53:40-07:00 August 10th, 2016|Southern Africa, Trip Reports|

Welcome to the blog for The Traveling School's 28th Semester. Fall 2016, Southern Africa.  Preparing to Transition Home Wrapping up a Traveling School semester is an emotional process. We go through a series of transitional activities to help students process these emotions and to prepare them for what’s ahead. Every semester looks a little different [...]

Why Should You Attend A Semester School?

By | 2017-10-19T12:53:40-07:00 May 11th, 2016|Featured|

Ana Siegel (a Semester School Alumni) writes a wonderful blog post about the life lessons learned by attending a semester school... "To begin, what is a semester school, in the first place? These schools offer a semester-long educational experience for high school juniors, allowing them to return home with “academic credit, out-of-classroom experiences, and a [...]

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The Conscientious Traveler

By | 2017-10-19T12:53:40-07:00 March 11th, 2016|Central America, Latin America, Student Work|

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 [...]