Landscape view not supported, please use protrait view!

Category: Students

See the projects  Few countries on earth boast a culture as diverse and multifaceted as that of Japan, where modernity and tradition blend seamlessly. It’s a land where people take light speed rails to visit Shintō shrines, and oversized cell phones are viewed as the quintessential fashion accessory for a kimono. Gaining a deeper understanding of the Japanese culture through experiential learning has been a focal point for global studies,...

Read More

Since arriving here in Japan, we have seen and been told numerous times that the Japanese are different. We are told that as "outside people" or "gaijin," we will struggle to conform to the daily practices of the Japanese. As traveling students of anthropology, we have always attempted to see the similarities of human beings rather than the differences. After our first 48 hours in Japan, I think we can...

Read More

While enrolled at THINK Global School, students are encouraged to be creative during the course of their studies and travels. When the students document these thoughts, we are often delighted with the results. In her essay "To fly while crouched...", which was written as part of a project for Nick Martino's Global Studies class, 10th grader River W. draws upon her love of yoga to explain how India is able...

Read More

While enrolled at THINK Global School, students are encouraged to be creative during the course of their studies and travels. When the students document these thoughts, we are often delighted with the results. In his travel writing piece, "Mambo Tanzania," 11th grade student Joseph H. shares some of his favorite memories from THINK Global School's 2013 intersession in the African country of Tanzania. I have only been to Africa once...

Read More

No matter where we turn in India, magnificent displays of color are always there to greet us. Women of all ages can be seen, adorning their frames with bright sarees; abundant, lush greenery can usually be found just a stone's throw away. To add a bit of dark contrast to this colorful world, the students of Breanna Reynold's 12th grade Language & Literature classes have been studying the macabre Shakespeare...

Read More

This past weekend, our students participated in a TGS first: choosing their own weXplore adventures across India. I, along with the other teachers, presented them with eight different options to choose from, each offering unique content and curricular ties. The students had narrowed these options down to five by the time the weekend arrived, and we sent them in different sized groups to all parts of India. Two of the...

Read More

This past week, 9th grader Kiana and 11th grader Amelia traveled to Sri Lanka to compete in an international swimming competition. They represented our host school, INDUS International School Hyderabad, and competed against swimmers from India and Sri Lanka at the Visakha Swimming Pool Complex in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Amelia and Kiana were invited by the INDUS swim coach and traveled with the 13 little boys (ages 12 and under)...

Read More

While enrolled at THINK Global School, students are encouraged to be creative during the course of their studies and travels. When the students document these thoughts, we are often delighted with the results. In her travel writing piece, "Visiting the Sambhavna clinic: life after the Bhopal disaster," 11th grade student Emma D. describes how the non-profit Sambhavna clinic is making life better for for those affected by the 1984 Bhopal...

Read More

Commentary: This poem is based upon the literary structure of a poem in the novel Sold, called, "Everything I Need to Know." It narrates a mother telling her daughter all she needs to know in order to be the best woman, wife and mother. Beyond simple rules, it reveals cultural, religious and geographical biases on social constructs of gender and identity. For my vignette, I wrote in the perspective of...

Read More

Popular

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...

Read More

 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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

Ready to embark on the educational journey of a lifetime?

A passion for travel. A strong academic record. And the desire to improve the world as you experience it. If this sounds like you, you just might be our ideal candidate! Start your application with a five-minute inquiry form - you never know where you might end up.

It all starts here.

Ready to embark on the educational journey of a lifetime?

A passion for travel. A strong academic record. And the desire to improve the world as you experience it. If this sounds like you, you just might be our ideal candidate! Start your application with a five-minute inquiry form - you never know where you might end up.

It all starts here.

Apply now

Sign up if you would like to receive occasional news from us.

Subscribe