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What if the world was your classroom, a plane was your school bus, and teenagers from six continents were your classmates? 46 teenagers from all walks of life leave their homes and friends to embark upon a worldwide tour with an innovative, nomadic high school. With the mission of becoming global citizens, these globe-trotting teens soon discover lessons of the road and grow to define for themselves what a global education really is.
Welcome to THINK Global School’s first web series: Schooling Nomads.
Schooling Nomads allows Media Specialist Lindsay Clark to embrace the role of producer and let our students control the narrative. Largely unfazed by the camera lens, our kids use this new docu-series as a platform to speak candidly and act naturally about their experiences at THINK Global School as they happen.
‘Episode 1: Measuring up in the jungles of Costa Rica’ kicks off with Lindsay joining our ninth and tenth grade students on their month-long weXplore trip across Costa Rica, an experience that allowed them to trade the four walls of their classroom for four weeks of outdoor learning, surrounded by howler monkeys, brilliantly colored birds, and some uncomfortably large spiders.
Six students –Jonah, Divine, Kojo, Kiana, Gillian, and Natalie– put their personalties on display and offer unique takes on their Costa Rican experiences, events from the past, and what they hope for in the future.
Episode 1 focuses on the central character of Kojo, a ninth grader who joined THINK Global School this past fall from the African coastal town of Accra, Ghana. Initially nervous in front of the camera during our time in New Zealand, Kojo is thoroughly at ease here in “Measuring Up,” as he shares his initial assumptions about the school (spoilt rich kids) and how he fully expected to be sent home after just one term (he wasn’t).
Over the next four years, Schooling Nomads will follow up on Kojo’s educational journey, while also introducing the audience to other TGS characters as they travel to new lands, overcome fears, and challenge their perceptions of the world.
Stream Schooling Nomads on your TV
Do you own an Apple TV, a Roku, or a Smart TV? If so, we highly recommend grabbing your favorite beverage, a light snack, and sitting down in front of a TV to get the best Schooling Nomads experience. Simply search on your device’s YouTube app for “Schooling Nomads” and select “Measuring up in the jungles of Costa Rica | Ep 1 Pt 1.” Sit back and enjoy!
Episode 1 Part 1
Episode 1 Part 2
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