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Seven interesting facts about Florence, Italy

  • April 15, 2016

  • by Lee Carlton

This week, THINK Global School kicked off its term in Florence, Italy. To celebrate, we’ve put together a list of seven interesting facts about our new host city. So whether you’re working on a school project or planning a trip to Florence yourself, we hope these interesting facts shine a little light on the “city of lilies." Now on to the facts! 1) Florence Nightingale was born here Florence is known for...

April 1, 2016

Seven interesting facts about Bosnia and Herzegovina

by Lee Carlton

With THINK Global School’s term in Bosnia and Herzegovina recently concluded, we thought we’d share a few interesting facts about the heart-shaped country with you. Whether you are working on a school project or planning a trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina yourself, we hope you find these seven facts useful!! Fact #1) Sarajevo was the first city in Europe with a full-time electric tram Trams have a long history in...

March 28, 2016

Sarajevo: the city steeped in stories

by Elliot W.

The tram, adorned in a blanket of graffiti, makes its first stop since I stepped on. The tired doors creak open to reveal the mall. Home to all the foreign cuisine and expensive clothes shops in Sarajevo, its glass windows, doors and walls scream modernity. It is a distinct contrast to what the tram passes minutes later: streets defined by buildings of beige, peach, cream and grey, littered with bullet...

Head of School Jamie Steckart reflects on our time in Bosnia

by Jamie Steckart

Educators rarely talk about the concept of cognitive dissonance, which occurs when a student is confronted with new ideas that run counter to their preconceived notions. In the student's attempt to relieve this discomfort, they try to make sense of the world by reconciling what they thought they knew with what new information has taught them. We each came to the city of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, with our own...

March 21, 2016

My love letter to Sarajevo

by Ana S.

I can't believe you were the one to catch my eye. I don't believe in love at first sight, but the second I saw you, I was already in too deep. I had never seen such a place like you, with your enigmatic past and thriving future. You captivated me as soon as the smell of cigarettes hit my face, and just like the smoke, I initially thought your enchantment...

March 17, 2016

Students showcase their talents at the 2016 IB Art Exhibition

by Chung Man Chan

This year we have four students completing the DP Visual Arts course: Rony Tene, John (Jake) Ols, Tiana Seger, and Cameron Shelter. The artistic journey they have taken over the past two years culminated in the 2016 IB Art Exhibition, which took place on March 2nd, 2016, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, which provided an opportunity for them to showcase their artistic efforts, including photography, painting, mixed media, and sculpture....

A War of Kindness

by Breanna Reynolds

In her celebrated TED Talk, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie warns of The Danger of a Single Story. “To show a people as one thing, over and over again, that is a single story,” Adichie states. The truth is, I only knew one single story of Bosnia & Herzegovina (BiH) before I arrived, and that same narrative was reinforced through every murmur, stare, and worried conversation I encountered before my visit. “But…...

March 11, 2016

Mi tiempo en Bosnia y Herzegovina por Andrew D.

by Andrew D.

This term, Spanish teacher Sam Nelson has been encouraging his students to document their time in Bosnia and Herzegovina by writing reflections en Español. Two of his students, Pablo H. and Andrew D., were particularly enthusiastic about the exercise, and they're pleased to share their finished products with you. Andrew’s reflexión can be found below and Pablo’s reflexión can be found at the following link. Por favor disfruta!  Desde mi...

Mi tiempo en Bosnia y Herzegovina por Pablo H.

by Pablo H.

This term, Spanish teacher Sam Nelson has been encouraging his students to document their time in Bosnia and Herzegovina by writing reflections en Español. Two of his students, Pablo H. and Andrew D., were particularly enthusiastic about the exercise, and they're pleased to share their finished products with you. Pablo’s reflexión can be found below and Andrew’s reflexión can be found at the following link. Por favor disfruta!  Al parecer,...

March 1, 2016

Students share their experiences from MUNiM 2016

by Lee Carlton

THINK Global School’s Model United Nation’s team, the TGS Sharks, recently traveled from Sarajevo to Mostar to participate in the Model United Nations in Mostar (MUNiM) conference. The theme of this year’s event was “international unity across borders,” and the topics chosen for discussion by the various committees were reflective of the transnational opportunities and threats that countries and their representation face as they strive for this goal. Our students...