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The weXplore trip has offered me an opportunity to study more about water situation in terms of culture and society as well as to explore India. Landing in New Delhi, the first thing we did was to get on a bus and make our way to the Centre of Science and Technology, where our guest speaker Ms. Ranjita Menon explained to us the problem concerning septic tanks, a tank used...

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Since its launch in 2010, Brandon Stanton’s photographic census Humans of New York has been capturing the attention and hearts of viewers the world over. An ever-growing collection of street photography, Stanton’s photos and their accompanying captions tell a salient story, one individual at a time. During the course of the average day, we shoot cursory glances at hundreds, if not thousands, of individuals, mildly critiquing or praising their clothing,...

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Students helping Honduras At the beginning of my March 2015 trip to Honduras, I had a chance to sit through Shin Fujiyama’s opening speech to an incoming group of student volunteers from Clemson, Stony Brook, University of Maryland, and University of Maryland, Baltimore County. I’ve heard versions of this talk several times before when I’ve brought groups of high school students down to volunteer at Villa Soleada and El Progreso....

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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...

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I couldn’t possibly tell every story at TGS; not only would the sheer number be insurmountable, but those stories shouldn’t all come from my perspective. All I can do is watch, ask, and imagine how people experience the moments we share together. My first international trip was to Italy when I was 16. I lived in a convent and explored a hill town in Umbria, expressing my thoughts daily through...

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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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  Hola from Costa Rica! We’re now a week and a half into the second term of our 2014-15 school year, and positive vibes are the order of the day. Our upper classes have made the UGA Costa Rica campus their home for the next couple of months to focus on their International Baccalaureate coursework. Our ninth and tenth grade classes, on the other hand, have the distinction of having...

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As our faculty, staff, and students begin arriving in Costa Rica for the second term of our 2014-15 school year, we thought we’d share seven interesting facts about this happy-go-lucky nation of nearly five million residents. Whether you are working on a school project or just looking to impress your friends, these facts will have everyone convinced that you’re a tico or tica! Fact #1: Thanks, but no tanks. Costa...

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Graduate Roundtable: Life six months out   Podcast Overview: It’s been six months since the first TGS graduation and our fifteen graduates have gone their separate ways to begin attending university or enjoy a gap year pursuing their interests. newMedia Lab teacher Lindsay Clark recently sat down for a Skype-based roundtable discussion with six of the grads to discuss how they were adjusting to life post-TGS, and to ask if...

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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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