Alumna Spotlight: Emma Owens Receives Adventure Learning Grant

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 [...]

By | 2019-05-22T11:32:32-06:00 April 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Traveling School Impact: #StrongWomen

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, [...]

By | 2019-05-01T12:46:07-06:00 April 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Traveling School Impact: #ToEachTheirOwn

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 [...]

By | 2019-05-01T12:42:56-06:00 March 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Traveling School Impact: #GlobalHome

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 [...]

By | 2019-05-01T12:35:45-06:00 March 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Alumnae Spotlight: Jane Belcaster, Spring 2018

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 [...]

By | 2019-02-04T14:46:45-06:00 February 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

South America- Spring 2019

Welcome to the TTS33 Blog Note: To read this blog in chronological order, read from the bottom up. Gratitude Yesterday we reached that anticipated moment when our airplane touched down on U.S. soil in Miami, FL. The girls in the seats around us squealed with joy, knowing that family, friends, and home were waiting for [...]

By | 2019-05-29T09:59:58-06:00 January 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|1 Comment

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

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 [...]

By | 2018-11-23T16:08:18-06:00 November 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

International Day of the Girl 2018

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 [...]

By | 2018-10-10T17:01:10-06:00 October 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Reflections from Cameroon

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 [...]

By | 2018-10-02T14:33:22-06:00 September 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments