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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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Some things only need to occur once before they become honored traditions. Half of our Alumni Network got to experience the first annual TGS Symposium last year in Athens, Greece, and with statements such as, “that was one of the coolest things TGS has ever done,” overheard by the Symposium Committee, they knew this was one of those things worth repeating. As a refresher, the TGS Symposium was held at...

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Since departing from his fellow classmates at the hotel in Tanzania, Gijs has been attending the University of Cumbria in the Lake District, United Kingdom. He is studying outdoor education and his degree requires him to gain work experience which has included coaching basketball at a summer camp, working for a company who is piloting an experiential learning program for Vietnam’s national education system, and helping out at a primary...

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Liisa is wrapping up her first year in the English midlands at the University of Nottingham where she is pursuing a MSci degree in International Relations & Global Issues. By the end of her four years she will receive both her undergraduate and masters degrees in one go.  In addition to staying busy with school work Liisa contributes to World Student Magazine.  We asked her about her involvement with the...

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We are excited to announce that we will be hosting some special Alumni Events to coincide with the 2016 Commencement activities.   June 6: Staff, Board, and Alumni Mixer You are invited to join the TGS staff and board for an evening of wine tasting.  More information will be coming soon, for now please hold the evening of June 6th on your calendar.   Inducting the class of 2016 This...

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We are excited that Karl Lokko will be our keynote speaker at graduation this year.   Karl Lokko is a 25 year old former gang leader who has now turned his life around, further this he has managed to harness his life experiences which has propelled and uniquely situated him as an activist/influencer within the U.K.  Karl is a gifted orator with a rare ability to connect with people on...

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So there I was again.  Five years after the launch of THINK Global School, I was back in Stockholm.  As a TGS location, Stockholm has always had a special place in my heart.  No doubt because of its many endearing qualities, but more likely because it was our first location.  On a few walks during my recent visits to TGS in Stockholm, little corners of my memories of our first...

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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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