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The following high school reflection first appeared on THINK Global School senior Isaac Forsland’s blog Isaacforsland.com as “A changemaker’s life list.” Well, have you crossed everything off your bucket list yet? I usually have an active imagination, but at the time I was in the midst of packing and drew a blank. It was April, and the Alberta air was just starting to recover from a mildly cold winter. Blue sky...

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Māori rights in New Zealand. Poverty in Costa Rica’s rural areas. Greece’s possible withdrawal from the Euro Zone. In each country that we’ve visited this year, pressing topics such as these are a constant source of discussion, and not just among the locals. Many of our students have used their direct exposure to new countries and political systems to evolve their opinions on a myriad of issues: social, ecological, political,...

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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 ‘Wanderlust: an irresistible desire to travel,’ ninth grader Utkarsha V. recounts her month traveling across Costa Rica, learning valuable lessons and overcoming fears. ‘Wanderlust’ first appeared on Utkarsha V.s’ blog. I always think back to...

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Editor’s Note: The following post first appeared on THINK Global School student Sydney M.’s blog, Train Case Travels. Visit Syndey’s blog regularly to keep up with her adventures! I took these photos one year ago in Hiroshima, Japan, during a long after-school bike ride. It was almost always a bit grey on the streets of Hiroshima, but the gloominess fit the architecture of the city in a peaceful sort of...

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Our recently concluded term in Spanish-speaking Costa Rica was a nostalgic one for graduating senior Liisa T., as her month there was filled with daily reminders of her very first term in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In ‘I want to go somewhere where the stars in the sky are different,’ Liisa looks back fondly on that first term while realizing just how far she’s come in the last two and a...

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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 "The people you meet while traveling," 12th grader Liisa T. reflects on some of her more memorable travel encounters over the years, and wonders if she will one day make an impression on a traveler that...

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  When I was six, seven, and eight, there were always two men or women dressed in medieval costumes selling roasted almonds in a wooden wagon on the main square of Tallinn. Nothing was better on dark and freezing winter days than these warm and crispy treats, and I think it is fair to classify them as the best roasted almonds of my life. To this day, I still can’t...

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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 essay "What longboarding for 50 kilometers feels like," 12th grader Isaac F. reflects on his recent initiative to help raise money for prostate research by longboarding 50 kilometers (31 miles) around Auckland, New Zealand. Isaac's...

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When the 11th grade Anthropology class of THINK Global School began their unit on Marriage and Sexuality, teacher Nick Martino called for a creative output product. Four weeks later, a twenty minute long Bachelor spoof had been planned, shot, edited and privately showed to the TGS community. It is now released to the public, serving as a simultaneously entertaining and informative anthropological video. In order to preserve the humorous nature...

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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 reflection piece "What Indiana Jones taught me about hats and home," 11th grader River W. opens up on her definition of home, and why those in a perpetual state of travel might find it to...

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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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