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"Quiet!" screams Craig, our game drive guide, in a whispered tone. Seconds after, silence overcame the vehicle. The loud conversations turned into murmurs and eyes glistened with curiosity, looking here and there for even the smallest clue. The safari vehicle suddenly accelerated like a cheetah, the wind rushing onto our faces and sand filling our hair. I could feel the adrenaline rush through my body and why wouldn't it have?...

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My time in Botswana began with traditional dancing, and dancing has followed me through tents and past campfires, kicking up dust and leaving flattened grass in its wake. During my time here, I have had two very distinct firsts with dancing: the first time I watched, and the first time I became a part of the whirlwind of stomping feet and rattling ankle bands. The first time I watched, I...

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Macrotermes Natalensis: more commonly known as fungal-growing termites, or the most under-looked species in all of Africa. Living in complex colonies, these insects practice the caste system; a division of labor is utilized with the roles of soldiers, workers, and the king and queen all determined by birth. Similar to humans, their social structures are easily identifiable as each individual establishes their own appearance, despite their genetic material being identical....

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During a recent place- and project-based excursion to Kochi, India, our Grade 12 students spent five days learning Bollywood techniques and style in order to produce a full trailer for a fictitious Bollywood film, Prem/Hate (Love/Hate). During the project, students visited Bollywood film studios, met with Bollywood gurus, received dance lessons, practiced acting, and examined styles of scripts and musical scores, eventually incorporating all of these elements into the ten-minute...

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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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I often catch myself thinking: ''None of this is real.'' It becomes a mantra. A heuristic of sorts. I'm in my second phase of culture shock; having gotten used to much of Arabic society, I must now learn to appreciate this uncanny familiarity. I've been living in Morocco now for over a month, after living abroad in several countries with THINK Global School. Traveling has become so familiar to me...

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Coming to Fez, everyone tells you that it will smell, but you don’t realize how much until you get here. While walking up the tannery stairs, you feel your posture change, you try to block out the intense smell coming from the outside. You bring the top of your shirt in front of your nose and mouth, your facial expression changing to one of disgust. You bring in your head...

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Morocco is an exquisite place where ancient traditions still reign. Also, Morocco is unlike any of the recent places that I have been since the medina and even the air itself are entirely different. One of the many unique things inside the medina are its arches. You may not even notice it, but when you look up from time to time, you will notice tiny details that you hadn't before. Another...

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t’s been a week since I arrived in Rabat, yet so many things have already happened. We were invited to a traditional Moroccan dinner with dancing and singing, and some of us went for trips to the library or to the shore. Grade 10 had a scavenger hunt in Medina which included collecting pictures of cats, looking for tourists, and bargaining (even though my French is limited to ordering “café...

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When I first learned half a year ago that I would be hiking the Inca Trail, there were no words to describe my feeling of ecstasy. Not only were we going to one of the world's seven modern wonders, but we were also being given the opportunity to complete a five-day variation of the Inca Trail -- possibly a life-altering experience. From that point on the news stuck with me,...

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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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