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Student Essay Who lives sees much. Who travels sees more.

Student Essay: “Who lives sees much. Who travels sees more.”

Ryan Waltz is a student at Virginia Tech University. She wrote the following essay reflecting on her experience traveling to Spain with ACIS in 2013 and how it has shaped ...

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Teacher Spotlight Lucy Bartholomee Arlington Texas on Service Learning in Italy

Teacher Spotlight: Lucy Bartholomee – Arlington, Texas on Service Learning in Italy

Lucy Bartholomee is an art teacher at Northstar School in Arlington, Texas and a doctoral candidate at the University of North Texas. She led her first tour with ACIS in ...

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Youth Leadership in The Dominican Republic training trip review

Youth Leadership in The Dominican Republic – Training Trip Review

Julie Fratarcangeli is The Director of International Program Development at ACIS. She works with public and private schools all over the Northeastern US to develop travel programs to fit their ...

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3 tricks for teachers to survive cold season

3 DIY Cold Season Survival Tricks for Teachers

This blog post was submitted by Amy DeSamsonow, a member of our international program team, working with teachers in the Northeastern USA As a company that works with thousands of ...

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A California Teacher's Guide to Making Student Travel Inclusive at Your School

A California Teacher’s Guide to Making Student Travel Inclusive at Your School

Linda Carpenter has been an associate professor of English, Speech & the Humanities for Coastline College for the past 38 years. She recently retired from Edison High School where she ...

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why-i-became-a-teacher-an-essay-on-global-citizenship

Why I Became a Teacher – An Essay on Global Citizenship

Beth Marshall is a French Teacher and World Languages Dept. Chair at Riverbend High School in Fredericksburg, Virginia. As a world languages educator, she is passionate about not only teaching ...

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piedmont region italy

Designing Courses that Infuse History, Culture, Food and Travel

This guest post was contributed by Pam Skaar Meier, ACIS Academic Travel Advisor from Minneapolis, Minnesota. To chat with Pam about travel, education, or her 28 years of experience leading ...

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a week without luggage

Student Essay: A Week Without Luggage

This guest post was written by ACIS student traveler Carter Norton about his trip to Italy with ACIS: My spring break trip to Italy is one that I will never ...

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student essay: why travel in today's world

Student Essay: Why Travel Internationally in Today’s World?

Brenna Bowerman is a student at Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Her teacher, ACIS Group Leader Michelle Shupp, held an essay contest to reward a travel scholarship ...

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why i switched to ACIS vol 2

Why I Switched to ACIS Vol. 2: Vive La France!

Natasha Kasprzyk, an English teacher from Chaparral High School in Parker, CO, recently returned from a trip to France with her students. She shares her experience with ACIS in comparison to her ...

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