Mar 242015
A Seattle Teacher's Travels to Sierra Leone and Beyond

Teaching Traveling: Welcome to Brooke Stover. Brooke, tell us about your background.

Brooke: I grew up on a small island near Seattle, Washington.  My mother was a teacher when I was growing up and I think deep down I always knew I wanted to follow in her footsteps.  However, I became addicted to travel after my first trip to Europe with my high school French teacher at the age of 15 and [...Read More!]

Mar 102015
Cheap Vacation Travel By Work Exchanges: Yoga, Fitness, Farms

Teaching Traveling: Want to learn how to travel the world for very little money through work exchanges? Read this interview with teacher Kelly McKimson-Rhodes!

Kelly, tell us a bit about your background.

Kelly: I’m in my tenth year of teaching high school English in the southwest suburbs of Chicago.  I live in downtown Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood.  My husband and mother are also educators in Chicago, so I am surrounded by [...Read More!]

Feb 232015
A Short Term Study Abroad Program for Young Writers of Color

Teaching Traveling: Welcome to Regan, creator of the inspiring Many Voices One Tribe study abroad program for young writers of color. Reagan, tell us about yourself.

Regan: I grew up in Madison Wisconsin. When I was 16 my mom went on a month long faculty exchange to the University of Saint Louis (pronounced San Lewy), Senegal. That was my first big travel experience and from then on I was hooked. My junior [...Read More!]

Feb 092015
A South Africa Tour for Teachers and Social Workers

Teaching Traveling: Interested in a transformational two-week tour of South Africa for educators? Read about Stephanie’s experience!

Stephanie, tell us a bit about your background. 

Stephanie: I’m 28 and would be considered by my family a “homebody”… and I was. My other family members had been to multiple places on different continents, whereas I chose not to go abroad in college and the farthest I had traveled was to Mexico for a [...Read More!]

Dec 312014
Free Travel Exchange Scholarships from the U.S. Government!

I recently had the honor of attending the White House Travel Bloggers Summit on Study Abroad and Global Engagement, which marked the U.S. government’s new initiative to encourage and assist more Americans of all economic levels to travel and study internationally.

At this conference, I was thrilled to learn of a website answering the main question I get from readers: “Where can I find grants for free international travel programs, whether I’m a U.S. citizen or not?”

The remarkable website I am [...Read More!]

Dec 152014
A Volunteer's Journey: Teaching English in Thailand Short-Term

Teaching Traveling: Ever wanted to volunteer teach in Thailand, even if you come from a different line of work than education? Curious what travel and teaching abroad are like as a Eurasian? Meet Monica, and listen to her story. Monica, tell us about your background.  

Monica: My Name is Monica Leslie; I am a graphic designer and also a part-time blogger in my spare time. I am a Eurasian; half British and [...Read More!]

Nov 242014
Science Fair Curriculum and Lessons to Make Teaching it Great!

Teaching Traveling: Know a Science teacher anywhere in the world who wants some great lesson ideas? Read on to hear the wonderful curriculum that my colleague, Adam Shopis has created!

Adam, tell us about yourself.

Adam: I grew up in suburban Connecticut. I went to Cornell University for a year and a half to study engineering, but dropped out. I ended up graduating from Bowdoin College with a degree in English. I now [...Read More!]

Nov 182014
Fun Summer Classes in Estonia, and the Trans-Siberian Railway!

TT: Welcome to Pennsylvania teacher, Nicole, who as some brilliant resources for traveling and studying in Eastern Europe! Nicole, tell us about yourself.

Nicole: My name is Nicole and I have been teaching since 2005 in the Pittsburgh area. I have taught in various school district but I currently teach at Agora Cyber Charter School.

The travel bug infected me when I was in the 11th grade. My social studies teacher went to Russia, then part [...Read More!]

Nov 102014
Volunteer Short-Term in the Dominican Republic With Girls!

TT: Only have a week or two, but want to make a big difference in the life of girls? Interested in travel to the beautiful Caribbean? Read this interview with U.S. teacher Emine about her time volunteering in the Dominican Republic!

Emine, tell us a bit about your background. 

Emine: First and foremost, I realize social media has become a platform for over exaggerated personal experiences. Yes, I have edited this so my grammar [...Read More!]

Oct 202014
How a Teacher Travels the World Every Summer Vacation

Teaching Traveling: Welcome to Karen Krzystof-Bansley! Karen, tell us a bit about yourself.

Karen: Hi, my name is Karen and I’m from the suburbs of Chicago. My travel experiences were very limited until after I graduated from college, but have been frequent ever since. Each year I make sure to travel both abroad and domestically. While the list of the locales that I have visited is even longer, some of the [...Read More!]