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  In his book, India Calling, author Anand Giridharadas wrote that, "India has become -- in a way that it has not been -- a land of opportunity for millions and millions and millions of people." Anand's words have certainly rung true for us in our few short months here; India has allowed our legion of intrepid students to partake in some fantastic opportunities of their own. Stunning locations have...

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Before embarking on last month's eight-day trip of northern India, Media Specialist and newMedia Lab teacher Lindsay Clark provided students with the hashtag #TGSNIN and encouraged them to "tag" their photos, videos, and writing with it throughout the journey. Many students keenly got on board and proceeded to post pictures marked with the hashtag on their favorite social networks. For the users of websites and mobile apps like Facebook and...

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(Note: Want to skip straight to the student reflections? Click here) If you look through our past locations, it is not a difficult task to name a long list of merits for each. Our current host country of India has proven to possess its own unique strengths, especially in terms of diversity. It is an amalgamation of many different cultures with each practicing their own languages, traditions and religions. This...

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  It seems that our Hyderabad term is passing more quickly than a speeding auto rickshaw, as our eight-day weXplore excursion to the northern and central regions of India is already upon us. The trip presents an opportunity for our students to visit some of India’s most famous monuments and landmarks while also embedding themselves within the surrounding culture. In doing so, they can engage with the back-stories, critical issues...

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Since the first TEDx event took place on March 23, 2009, the popularity of these independent TED events has exploded, and conference organizers around the world are now tasked with putting together groups of engaging speakers who exemplify the TED mission of "ideas worth spreading." With this in mind, we're proud to announce that one of our 12th grade students, Yada P., has been selected as a speaker at this...

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  This past Saturday, after completing their first week of classes, our students and faculty put aside their laptops and books to take in their first weXplore excursion of the school year. The day trip had generated a lot of excitement throughout the week and featured a packed itinerary, including a visit to the Golconda Fort — an archaeological treasure that is currently being considered for inclusion as a UNESCO...

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  Each year a variety of locations are proposed and considered as host cities for a THINK Global School term, and each year India's most interesting cities have received strong consideration. This August, India will become an exotic reality as we make our way to Hyderabad for four months. India's fourth largest city isn't as well known as Calcutta or Mumbai, so let's take a look at what makes Hyderabad...

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  It's hard to believe that it has been almost a full year since our students packed up their belongings to begin their school year in Argentina's sprawling capital, Buenos Aires. The giddy anticipation that overtakes you before visiting a new location is one of the wonderful things about studying at TGS, and this year our students had quite a lot to look forward to. Under the supervision of our...

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  In a situation very reminiscent of our Berlin 2011-2012 term, our time in Boston has provided us with easy access via rail to other nearby cosmopolitan cities. Due to this, our students were able to visit both Washington, D.C. and New York City this term and experience each city's unique attractions, delicacies and neighborhoods. Our trip to NYC occurred mid-May, which allowed our students to visit the city in...

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With our 2012-13 school year sadly drawing towards its end, we can now gleefully reminisce on all that our students and faculty accomplished as they made their way across three continents. Our academic adventure began in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and to commemorate his experiences in the "Paris of the South," Global Studies teacher Nick Martino recently launched an iTunes U course entitled "Understanding the Argentine Identity." Understanding the Argentine Identity...

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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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Last month, during our UK weXplore, I took fourteen students to get fitted for kilts at the Highland House of Fraser in Inverness, Scotland. I must say, each time I plan an activity involving traditional dress I get a mixed bag of looks and reactions from my colleagues and students on whether donning cultural dress is acceptable or disrespectful. Hopefully through this blog I can clarify my opinions on the...

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