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THINK Global School is pleased to announce that Class of 2014 Alumni A’ntonia Benson is the recipient of this year’s Symposium Scholar Grant.  A’ntonia is a senior at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. She is a Studio Art Major, with a concentration in Communication Design and secondary concentration in Photography. Our 2018 Symposium will be held in Bilbao, Spain on June 5th as a part of our Commencement Activities....

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What was your biggest fear post-TGS graduation? Not knowing whether what I was doing was the right choice. I was quite overwhelmed and uncertain about my decisions and especially about how my whole gap year would look like. But choosing to let go of the high expectations I had set for myself and focus on only one thing first, which was my internship, helped me get a hold of my...

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It is clear that we live in a divided world, one riddled with bigotry, inequality, and ignorance. We live in a world where car bomb blasts force a routine ring upon Afghan ears, where American congressmen applaud President Trump’s decision to walk away from the Paris Climate Agreement, where a third of South Sudan’s population are starving to death through a famine that shows no signs of letting up.  But...

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“You can’t arrest an idea,” tweets Jake Davis, the day before his arrest.  Five years prior to sharing his story on the TEDxTeen London stage, Jake was locked up for posing a threat to national security as a criminal hacker. Jake started hacking government websites as a teen, because, at the time, “it felt like a game.”  Notorious for hacking under the globally recognized Anonymous mask, Jake found himself gaining...

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“Schools are failing to prepare students for the future!” shouts every progressive educationalist to ever step on a TED stage in the 21st century. The world’s most renowned thought leaders have reinforced this bleak narrative, begging schools to step up and tackle reform. Our Failing Schools. Enough is Enough! Geoffrey Canada cries. Ken Robinson provokes, Do Schools Kill Creativity? As teachers, we’ve heard it before and we’ll hear it again…...

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 What uni are you currently attending? Junior at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY  What is your major/minor? I am a Studio Art Major, my concentration being in Communication design and secondary concentration in Photography.  What clubs/groups/activities are you affiliated with? I am in a sketch comedy club called The Sketchies and an improv comedy club called The Ad-libs. I am a peer health educator on campus which basically means...

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I often hear from others that I have the “craaaaaziest” job. “You get paid,” they ask, “to travel the world?” And it’s true. I get paid to travel the world. I’m a teacher at THINK Global School (TGS), the world’s first traveling high school, and I have traveled to 15+ countries in the last five years with a small army of international students. When people initially discover this about me,...

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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…...

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His stories are mythical portraits of real-life Latin America. He is a revealer of human truths -- one who chronicles oppression, magic, miracles and love. It was over a year ago when I first introduced my students to renowned Boom writer and political journalist of the 1960s-70s, Gabriel García Márquez. During this time, we would wander through Buenos Aires' bookstores, trying to get a feel for the Latin literary spirit....

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If you don’t know who Lucy Alibar is yet, you should. Not because she wrote the extraordinarily imaginative and moving film, Beasts of the Southern Wild. Not because her film was nominated for four Academy Awards, and not because director Benh Zeiltin turns a rural Louisiana fishing marina into a place where anyone feels instantly at home. You should know who Lucy Alibar is because she represents a new generation...

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Hi Shasta, tell us a bit about yourself.  Hi, my name is Shasta Gray, and this is my first year teaching at THINK Global School. I received my master's in teaching from the University of Alaska and have been teaching since 2012. I consider Alaska home, but I spent three years living and teaching in Thailand before joining TGS.   I've always had an affinity for the great outdoors, and love...

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 Hi Andy, tell us a bit about yourself. I grew up in the beautiful industrial city of Birmingham, and after a career in mental health work and various bits and bobs, I qualified to become a teacher. After a few years in the UK, I moved to the British Virgin Islands (which many viewed as an improvement even on Birmingham!) and from there on to Switzerland, my first stint at...

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After spending their first two terms of the 2021-22 school year in the United Arab Emirates, our CM2 students had the opportunity to travel to one of Mexico's most colorful states, Oaxaca, for Term Three. Renowned for its cultural, artistic, and culinary legacies, Oaxaca has become one of Mexico's most visited states for those looking to experience indigenous cultures. This focus on culture was a primary factor in our selecting...

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Following terms in Botswana and Oaxaca, Mexico, our Changemaker Cohort 1 students had the opportunity to live and learn in a decidedly more cosmopolitan country for Term 3: The United Arab Emirates. Dubai, their host city and where they spent most of their time, holds the distinction of being the first Middle Eastern city recognized as a UNESCO City of Design. As part of this network, Dubai is committed to...

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Hi Effie, can you tell us a bit about yourself? I was born in China during the one-child policy and adopted into a Finnish-English family. I spent a lot of my childhood traveling between South America and Europe before settling in Finland to complete my primary education. I have a particular interest in literature and studying cultures. However, nothing beats a good time with a few good friends having a...

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At TGS, we approach education with an innovator's mindset, constantly exploring new ways to bolster our students' ability to wonder and learn. This approach is possible due to our unwavering commitment to our eight core values. These philosophies are drawn from countries across the world and inform every aspect of a TGS education. A key consideration to understanding core values at THINK Global School is our belief that they are not...

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With the first term of the 2021-22 school year officially in the books, we asked our CM1 students to share their thoughts regarding their time in Botswana. You can find their reflections below and a comprehensive overview of our Botswana term here. Rite of Passage "So many things happened here in Botswana, and so many more things were learned from the people and the places around us. Personally, I was...

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1. Hi Maxim. It's been two years now since you graduated from THINK Global School. What have you been up to in that time?  Since graduating from TGS, I have been attending the University of Toronto studying mineral (mining) engineering. I know you might be asking why, out of all engineering, I chose mineral engineering? It's because I want to throw myself into the space mining industry. I figured it...

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Another school year is coming to a close at THINK Global School, which means graduation is right around the corner for the Class of 2021. And while their academic experience was different than previous classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of our graduates continually demonstrated the characteristics we value so much as a community: perseverance, continual improvement, a thirst for knowledge, and the practicing of environmentalism, to name a...

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Tattooing is the most misunderstood art form in Japan today. Looked down upon for centuries and rarely discussed in social circles, people with tattoos are outcasts in this country, banned from most public spaces such as beaches, bathhouses, and even gyms. Tattoos have an extensive history in Japan, and to truly understand the stigma behind them it is essential to be aware of their significance. The first records of tattoos...

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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...

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Greetings TGS, Long time reader, first time blogger here. Some of you may have noticed that I can be a little patriotic... My friends in Abu Dhabi used to joke that New Zealand has "small country" syndrome because it is always determined to be the best. I think like the Canadians, we are determined not to be seen as the same as our more populated neighbours. With that in mind...

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