Celebrate National Poetry Month in Your Language Classes

Happy National Poetry Month! April is dedicated to exploring the poetic art form, and while Language Arts is usually the go-to subject for classroom integration, including poetry in a foreign language ...

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70th Anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

6th June this year marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy and with it, a momentous occasion to celebrate peace and reconciliation. It was on ...

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Europe’s Most Historical Anniversaries to Commemorate This Year

As highlighted recently in my previous blog post, there are many ‘big ticket’ anniversaries throughout the year, each with the capacity to add additional context to any travels you may ...

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A Forgotten Corner of Berlin in WW2 History

Very close to the main city hall of Berlin and less than 500 metres from Berlin’s Cathedral or the place they’re rebuilding Berlin’s Royal Palace there’s a short, unattractive street ...

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6 of the Biggest Events in 2014 Every Traveler Should Know

As 2014 settles into its stride, what might be in store for us all in the months ahead? That will reveal itself as the weeks roll—and I hope it’s all ...

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Themed Tours—a New Educational Tool for 2015

We know, from talking to teachers who travel with ACIS, that some of the greatest teaching moments happen outside the classroom. We firmly believe that travel has the potential to ...

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The Importance of Exploring War History Through Educational Travel

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” — George Santayana 2014 will see a number of anniversaries commemorating some of the most dramatic and life-changing moments ...

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When Traveling to Italy During Carnavale, Watch Out for Flying Oranges

This blog post was written by ACIS Tour Manager, Giacomo Gambone. I bet most of you have memories of a Carnival. Lived in first person or just seen on tv. ...

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The Day Mandela Came to Town

[photo: BBC] It was a day in July a few years ago and one that had me jumping on a train from my home town in the Midlands, direction: London, ...

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Le Havre’s City Centre is Unlike Any Other French Town

Last month I spent a couple of weeks touring Normandy, a region in northwest France synonymous with the D-Day landings and the liberation of Europe in WWII. Like many tourists, ...

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