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Last week, the TGS Class of 2017 graduates joined over 160,000 students worldwide in receiving their IB examination results, and for a fourth straight year, THINK Global School students outperformed the world average and exceeded international benchmarks. 100% of THINK Global School students who sat the exams received their IB Diploma, far surpassing the international pass rate in 2016 of 79%. 92% of THINK Global School students met or exceeded...

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With stories of famine, climate change, chemical attacks, and far-right resurgences dominating headlines across the globe, eleven of our students recently traveled to the Shawnigan Lake School in Vancouver Island, Canada, to address these very issues and many others at the 2017 Shawmun Model United Nations. Alongside 260 delegates from fourteen other schools, our Model United Nations team -the aptly named MUN Sharks- split into nine different committees to debate...

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Every Thursday during our time in Urubamba, THINK Global School and five local schools participated in a series of sports competitions to help build relationships among our students and local youth, practice fitness, learn regional dances, and simply enjoy the fresh Sacred Valley air. The series of events were arranged by THINK Global School PE Teacher Adam Sturman, who also provided our students with a series of warm ups and...

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With our time in Italy winding to a close, the grade 10 and 11 students have embarked on their final weXplore of the school year. Some of the students elected to join teachers Adam Sturman, Chung Man Chan, and Tessa Siebrits and explore Italy's city on water, Venice. Activities here have included a glassblowing demonstration with master Venetian glass blower Dino Rosin, a scavenger hunt at the Doge's Palace, and...

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After honing their culinary skills during the Emilia-Romagna weXplore, our ten young chefs returned to Florence ready to mince, peel, and puree a spectacular six-course meal for their classmates and the TGS staff. The community-building exercise also closed out a day filled with place-based learning presentations, where our students displayed a wide variety of lessons and skills they learned while exploring Italy. Photos from the meal All photos courtesy of Jarret...

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Recently, during our Rome weXplore, our grade 10 students had the opportunity to participate in a particularly fulfilling place-based learning lesson by teaming up with the non-profit organization Project Rome for an afternoon. Project Rome, founded by British expats Mary Stuart-Miller and Steven Barnes, is “an initiative to encourage and inspire kindness, love, compassion and caring, worldwide, and bring human warmth to those who need it most.” The initiative took...

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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...

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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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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...

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("Meet Me in Dreamland" will play after the teaser) One of the key benefits to an education based on travel is the crash course on local social, political, economic, and environmental issues offered in each country we visit. At least once per term, however, a local hot-button topic ends up dominating international headlines:  Greece’s financial crisis and the calls for a “Grexit" while we were in Athens; the Boston Marathon...

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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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