Author Archive For: Sarah Bichsel

ACIS Iceland: Your Classroom Outdoors

We’ve recently blogged about the natural beauty of Iceland, but these amazing landscapes hold more than photo opps: behind every waterfall and beneath every geyser there is an adventure in scientific ...

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The 2018 ACIS Photo & Video Contest Winners

Another year has gone by, and we have another incredible collection of photos submitted by ACIS participants! We received over 100 photo entries and dozens of videos from students who had ...

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New Classroom Activity: Ovid and The Art of Love

The modern date night may be dinner and a movie – but how did Ancient Romans approach romance? Latin instructor Skye Shirley has put together an engaging classroom activity that ...

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7 Ted Talks for Back to School Inspiration

True: Back to School Season is an exhilarating time when teachers return to a new classroom refreshed and full of ideas for student growth and the physical classroom itself. Also true: Back to ...

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Destination Spotlight: Valencia

By ACIS Social Media Manager Sarah Bichsel When you bring home a flyer advertising your school’s ACIS educational tour to Madrid, Barcelona, and Valencia, you probably recognize the first two cities instantly. ...

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Staff Spotlight: Academic Travel Advisor Beth Marshall

ACIS couldn’t run without the help of our incredible Academic Travel Advisors (ATAs), teachers and travel enthusiasts who help spread the word about our trips across the country. Meeting with ...

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6 Spanish Language and Culture Podcasts for Students

For anyone who read our French Language Podcast roundup and thought “I wish they’d done one for Spanish”… Your wish has been granted! Here are 6 podcasts, across a broad range ...

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Introducing the ACIS Personal Fundraising Page

Earning money for your ACIS trip just became a whole lot simpler! All students traveling in 2019 or later now have access to a Personal Fundraising Page, where friends, family, and ...

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6 French Language & Culture Podcasts for Students

Podcasts are more than just a technological fad: they can be great tools for learning, both independently and in a more formal classroom setting. Whether you’re a French instructor, a student ...

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ACIS Staff Spotlight: Meet Liz!

International Program Coordinator Liz Cokeing is a new staff member at ACIS, but her history with us goes way back: her mother is a former Group Leader and used to ...

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