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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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)...

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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...

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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...

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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, “Costly and cancerous,” which was written for Tessa Siebrit's 10th grade science class, Sydney M. sheds a light on how toxic our genetically modified foods have become, and offers her solutions on how we...

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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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