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Cultural Immersion + Language: When Travel Is Off the Table
September 14, 2020

In the wake of COVID-19, some educational institutions are canceling or postponing student travel abroad programs, citing continued uncertainty and safety risks for students, faculty, and staff. Until there’s a vaccine, student travel opportunities may be delayed. But that doesn’t mean that cultural immersion is canceled. There are many ways to practice a foreign language […]

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Virtually Explore Black History in D.C.
September 8, 2020

From the Civil War to the present, Washington, D.C., has plenty of virtual opportunities for students to discuss and understand the 400-year struggle for freedom and equality. Thanks to Destination DC, learn how you could journey through the area’s many hallmark institutions. First, venture virtually to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History. Students […]

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Putting Students First: Anaïs Childress
September 8, 2020

Though her journey with student travel began not long ago, Anaïs Childress, IB History Teacher at Hillcrest High School in Dallas, Texas, already knows how integral travel and exploration are for student growth. “Travel is the single most important aspect—next to education—in combatting the ignorance that we all have,” said Childress, who has taught Social […]

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First Nations and Native American Travel: Canada and the United States
September 1, 2020

For millennia, North America has been home to Native American and First Nations peoples whose traditions and history are as diverse as the land itself. Travel to Native American and First Nations lands helps promote cultural and historical authenticity, which can only be shared by the voices and perspectives of those within these proud, thriving […]

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Explore the Sea, Air and Space Once Again!
September 1, 2020

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum shared its plans to reopen to the public on Friday, September 25, with enhanced health and safety measures—including a mandatory face covering policy, enforced social distancing, capacity limits, timed ticketing, and increased cleaning and disinfecting procedures. “We appreciate everyone who has supported us during this difficult time and […]

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