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Graduate Roundtable: Life six months out   Podcast Overview: It’s been six months since the first TGS graduation and our fifteen graduates have gone their separate ways to begin attending university or enjoy a gap year pursuing their interests. newMedia Lab teacher Lindsay Clark recently sat down for a Skype-based roundtable discussion with six of the grads to discuss how they were adjusting to life post-TGS, and to ask if...

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Student Roundtable: Routine in the TGS context   Podcast Overview: Maintaining a regular and disciplined routine is the key to success for many of today’s leaders and influencers, but how do you maintain a routine at a school that is constantly on the move? Four of our students sat down in Auckland, New Zealand, to discuss what the word routine means to them, and how they are able to strike...

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  New student roundtable discussion Podcast Overview: In the first student roundtable of the 2014-15 school year, our five new 11th graders --Samtag, Jake, Joshua, Sabrina, and Ronnie-- sit down to chat about their first month at THINK Global School. Over the course of the fifteen minute conversation, they discuss their first weXplore trip (an eight-day romp through New Zealand’s North Island), navigating the busy streets of Auckland, weekends at...

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Nuclear disasters and their effects on communities Podcast Overview: On April 2, 2014, the students of THINK Global School and Hiroshima International School played host to noted historian and author Dr. Robert Jacobs for a discussion on the grave realities surrounding nuclear fallout in Japan and the rest of the world. The conversation is harrowing at times, but a must-listen for anyone concerned about the lingering effects stemming from accidental...

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Gandhi and the Indian independence movement Podcast Overview: On October 8th, 2013, author and labour historian Dilip Simeon spoke to the students of THINK Global School about Mahatma Gandhi and his rise to the forefront of the Indian independence movement. Over the course of the hour-long question-and-answer session, Mr. Simeon goes into length about Gandhi’s place in history, loyalist hatred towards Gandhi, and how Gandhi managed to bring the Indian...

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Gender Inequality in India     Podcast Overview: Urmi Basu is the founder of New Light, a non-profit organization that provides shelter, food, education, and security to the children of sex workers and the victims of trafficking in Kolkata, India. Over the course of the thirty-minute podcast, Urmi shares some alarming truths regarding the harsh realities many women and children suffer through in India, where slavery and sex trafficking are...

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Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Podcast Overview: On May 21st, 2013, Dr. Oliver Rothschild spoke to the students of THINK Global School about his experiences in social entrepreneurship and the benefits involved in taking a businesslike approach to solving the world’s problems. Over the course of the 45 minute talk, Dr. Rothschild explains how social lending has begun to mirror venture capitalism in that philanthropists such as Bill Gates now take...

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JapanStudent Roundtable Podcast Overview: Students Madeline, David, Julia, and Galek sit down at an underground cafe to discuss their initial impressions of Hiroshima, Japan, including their thoughts on the benefits and pitfalls of an ever-present language barrier, the stark cultural differences that exist between Japan and the rest of the world, and Julia's newfound desire to engage in a Japanese bow-off. Learn more about our term in Japan  

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Last Days of Summer Podcast Overview: In April of 2013, Steve Kluger sat down with the students of THINK Global School to discuss his epistolary novel Last Days of Summer. First published in 1998, Last Days of Summer tells the story of Joey Margolis, a downtrodden and roughed up twelve-year old living in 1940's Brooklyn. To help deal with the bitter pain of his parents' divorce, Joey begins corresponding with...

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Choice, flow and self control Podcast Overview: Nils Olsen is an Assistant Professor and the Program Director of Organizational Sciences at The George Washington University. During his talk, which was originally delivered to TGS students in New York City, Nils uses his background as a social psychologist and statistician to deliver an in-depth discussion on why we make the decisions that we do, even when they are ill-informed or irrational....

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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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