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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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What uni did you attend for your undergrad?  What was your undergraduate major/minor?   I attended University of Southampton and I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. What was the most challenging/rewarding part of your university undergraduate experience?  Any course highlights? The most rewarding part of studying psychology was being able to link it to everyday life.  My favourite module was Intergroup and interpersonal influence.  This module was...

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#1 What university are you currently attending? I’m about to enter my second year at the University of Manchester here in the UK. #2 What is your major/minor?  Any course highlights?   I’m studying for a Bachelor of Science. in International Disaster Management and Humanitarian Response. The course is the perfect fit for me, as I have always been interested in humanitarianism -- even since before joining TGS. The institute...

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Even though it’s been only three years, my THINK Global School (TGS) graduation feels like a lifetime ago. I had never cried as much as I cried the day I left TGS, and I haven’t cried as much since. I knew that my life was about to change drastically. I knew that I was about to face more independence than I had ever known before, that I’d be spending less...

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When you Google the health benefits of being in the outdoors, the results are almost endless. Article after article from the Guardian, Huffpost, the BBC and even the Daily Mail will fill your screen, informing you that the great outdoors is the answer to happiness, weight loss and even reduces days spent in hospital. It is of no surprise then that my favourite TGS memories, the times I felt the...

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Since leaving TGS nearly three years ago, Mark has been studying at NYU Abu Dhabi where he is a computer science major.  Mark said that he has been very pleased to see other graduation of TGS also choosing to study the same subject. TGS: What are you doing in New York City? Mark: I am studying abroad for a semester at NYU New York.  NYU Abu Dhabi gives students the...

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TGS was just the beginning… In June 2014, I was sitting on a bus on my way to Arusha Airport, thinking about the journeys I had shared with everyone over the past four years while also thinking about what I expected to gain from university. Three months later, I joined the University of Cumbria, situated in a national park in the north of England, where I studied outdoor education. Fast...

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Since graduating last year Jake Ols has been taking a gap year to work on some personal projects and give more focus to things he didn’t have time for while at TGS.  Read more about what Jake has been up to since graduation below. TGS:  Tell us how you planned your gap year experience and what your main priorities were during this time. Jake: I planned my gap year experience...

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This year we asked you to nominate ambassadors from each class to represent you in the Alumni Network.  A vote was then taken by each class and the following ambassadors were chosen: 2014: Charis Smuthkochorn 2015: Hannah Cho 2016: Cameron Shetler Your ambassadors will serve a two year term, starting January 1, 2017 and their tasks will include the following: Attend three Alumni Network virtual planning meetings per year Help...

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It is that time of year again… and WE WANT YOU! THINK Global School is excited to announce the Symposium Scholar grant opportunity for one alum to participate in the 2017 Symposium as part of the 2017 Commencement activities. The Symposium Scholar will be granted a full travel stipend covering roundtrip airfare to our 2017 host location of Vancouver, Canada, as well as accommodation provisions and a ticket to the...

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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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