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
AFTER A MONTH-LONG BREAK in their respective homes across the globe, this week marked the reunion of the TGS community to their ever-mobile classrooms and homes away from home. Moving from the highlands of Ecuador to those of Thailand, the climate is surprisingly different considering both locations closely flank the Equator.
One of the first experiences upon arrival was a tour of the new host school campus at PTIS Traidhos Three Generations Community for Learning. Take a quick look at where the TGS students will base their studies in Chiang Mai. The setting is ideal for our blend of classroom and out-of-classroom learning experiences.