Learn, Inspire, Travel, Repeat – The ACIS Tours Travel Blog

Teacher Training Recap: Leadership in the DR

Ann Rento works in admissions at a private school in Albany, New York. Over MLK Day Weekend 2018, Ann attended ACIS’ Youth Leadership Training Workshop in the Dominican Republic. We ...

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Slow Food: 3 Secrets of Italian Flavor

The concept of encouraging sustainable agriculture and locally-sourced ingredients produced with quality rather than quantity in mind has been gaining traction in recent years. But in Italy, this is how ...

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4 Arts-Based Workshops to Inspire Your Students

Not everyone is an artist, but ask Dr. Lucy Bartholomee, and she’ll tell you that anyone can use art and creative expression to make a difference. A teacher since 1997, ...

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Meet the 2018 ACIS Contest Winners

ACIS provides annual opportunities for students to win scholarships and free travel through art and essay contests, lotteries and unique company benefits like automatic payment plans. See the winners of ...

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ACIS USA/Visit Canada Training Weekend Recap

ACIS USA and ACIS Visit Canada, the newest members of the ACIS family, held their first Training Weekend for teachers in Washington D.C. over President’s Day weekend. The event was ...

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olympic stadiums

What’s Next for the Olympics?

This February, the greatest athletes from around the world gathered in PyeongChang, South Korea, for the biggest Winter Olympics yet, with 92 nations represented by 2,920 athletes. Needless to say, ...

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Fun Facts about “Boring” Presidents

There are a few presidents who will never be forgotten- Washington, Lincoln, both Roosevelts, to name a few. Forty-three different men have held the Office and not all of them ...

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A guide to french cheek kissing

A Guide to French Kissing (It’s not what you think!)

If you’ve mastered the basics of French communication (check out The Importance of Saying Bonjour), then perhaps we can move on to more serious things. I’m assuming that during your ...

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4 Reasons To Take Your Students to the Azores in 2019

4 Reasons To Take Your Students to the Azores in 2019

About one thousand miles off the coast of Lisbon, Portugal, there stands a mysterious archipelago of nine islands called the Azores. Though they are located amid the Atlantic Ocean, these ...

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Sir Cyril Taylor

In Memoriam – Sir Cyril Taylor (1935-2018)

Earlier this week Sir Cyril Taylor, the founder of ACIS’ parent company, the American Institute For Foreign Study, passed away peacefully at his home in London. I first met Sir ...

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