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2017 Presidential Inauguration

Presidential Inauguration

Every four years, Washington, D.C., is home to the historic presidential inauguration and ceremonies. This quadrennial celebration of democracy draws hundreds of thousands of participants and on-lookers to the nation’s capital. The United States presidential inauguration and ceremonies mark the be... Read More

London

What is the Diamond Jubilee?

Did you see the Oscar winning film, “The King’s Speech”? Well if you haven’t, you definitely should, Colin Firth gives an amazing performance as the bumbling King George VI. If you have, then you would have seen the portrayal of a young Queen Elizabeth. At first it didn’t occur to me that ... Read More

Petanque

Let the Summer Games Begin – Pétanque!

Happy Memorial Day! My guess is that you are all spending today out in the beautiful weather enjoying some outdoor games with friends and family. I don’t know about you, but I’m bored of the prospect of the same old games. Horse shoes (yawn), volleyball (I’m too short) and croquet (dangerous).... Read More

Palacio del Flamenco in Barcelona

Zapateando por la Vida

Post contributed by Yinka Graves I started flamenco as a hobby at University. Little did I know that it would take over my life and I would literally find myself “Zapateando por la vida.” Zapatear (the footwork in flamenco), is an integral rhythmical component. What from afar might look like lou... Read More

Istanbul Turkey

Emergency Medical Evacuation

While visiting Turkey with his university group on a WorldStrides Capstone program, a student experienced a sudden heart attack attributed to an undiagnosed heart condition. Within one hour of the student’s collapse in Istanbul, Dr. Christopher Lang, WorldStrides Medical Director, was on the phone... Read More

Eiffel Tower - Paris, France

11 Hours in Paris

I’ve wanted to go to Paris for as long as I can remember, so when I found out it was only about two hours by train from London (where I was in January for an NETC Teacher Convention), I had to book tickets. Some people thought my husband and I were nuts to only go […] Read More

Pompeii Victim - Pompeii, Italy

Teach Through Educational Travel: Pompeii

Download a larger image from the ruins of Pompeii, Italy. Share the photo with your class, then try these discussion questions and activities: Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 C.E., burying the city of Pompeii, Italy. Pompeii was part of the Roman Empire. What was life like at the time for Roman citize... Read More

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