Author Archive For: Guest Blogger

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

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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Building Leaders with International Perspectives: London

Building Leaders with International Perspectives: London

This guest post contributed by ACIS Tour Manager, Paul Daley, recaps the experience of a group of ACIS travellers on an International Perspective Tour in London, England. Students from Alcuin ...

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how to take great travel photos

How to Take Great Travel Photos – A Professional Photographer’s Guide

This guest post was contributed by Marc Goodwin, an architectural photographer, digital media instructor and ACIS tour manager from 2003-2011. He was born in London and has spent several years ...

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