Byodo-in Temple. Kyoto

12 Interesting Facts about Japan

The land that brought you sushi, bonsai, and the bright lights of Tokyo is ripe with fascinating tidbits. Get to know Japan (which—by the way—is the site of our brand new premier International Teacher Convention) with these 12 interesting facts. Japan consists of 6,852 islands. The islands were ... Read More

Our Christian Discoveries Program allows students to experience Philadelphia, New York and Washington, D.C.

6 Things to Know Before Cherry Blossoms Peak

Spring has finally sprung in Washington, D.C. and that means it won’t be long before the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. It is one of the most beautiful times of year in the nation’s capitol. Here are some important things you should know before venturing out to see the flowers: The f... Read More

Easter eggs

Easter Traditions Around the World

For most Americans, Easter is time to dye eggs, indulge in some sweets, and attend church. If you happen to be lucky enough to get a ticket to the White House, maybe you’ll even participate in the Easter Egg Roll on the White House lawn! While those Easter traditions may be familiar to Americans, ... Read More

Smithsonian Castle on the Mall

Did You Know: The Smithsonian Logo

The next time you’re at one of the amazing Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C. – or reading Smithsonian Magazine, or, really, doing anything with our friends at Smithsonian– take a few minutes to pay some extra attention to the Smithsonian logo. It’s this one:   Simple enough, right... Read More

Biology Bucket List: Madagascar

Auburn University at Montgomery faculty leader, Shelly Taliaferro, is well-traveled when it comes to exploring biology hotspots around the world. First inspired by her own high school biology teacher’s passion for the natural world, Shelly has championed once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for he... Read More

Saint Louis Cathedral in New Orleans

10 Facts About New Orleans

The French Quarter, Mardi Gras, jazz, beignets…Really, what’s not to love about New Orleans? Here are 10 facts about New Orleans, one of America’s most eclectic cities. New Orleans is famously known as the home of voodoo. Marie Laveau, an oracle who performed numerous exorcisms and voodoo ritu... Read More