New ACIS Destination Video: Costa Rica

In 2018, Costa Rican officials announced their intention to be Carbon Neutral by the country’s bicentennial in 2021. With more visitors than ever, it’s an impressive goal, but part of ...

Read More

Unique New Year’s Traditions From 6 Countries

Every community celebrates the coming of the new year in a special way. Here are 6 traditions that you may not know of from countries around the globe.   1. ...

Read More

A Guide to Vienna’s Christmas Markets

For most, the mention of Vienna evokes thoughts of its artistic and intellectual past, primarily because of two of its most famous residents: Mozart and Beethoven. For others, the historic ...

Read More

2019 German Language Calendar

Travel abroad every month just by turning the page on our 2019 Cultural Calendars! We’ve gathered 12 destinations in the German speaking world to explore in the classroom. Each page comes ...

Read More

5 Ways Travel Can Broaden Student Horizons

Leandra Beabout taught high school English before transitioning to a brief career in newspaper journalism. She now splits her time between teaching English as a new language in the virtual classroom and ...

Read More

Recipes for a Globally Inspired Thanksgiving

What does your Thanksgiving table look like? Is there a classic salt-brined turkey and mashed potatoes at the center? Does the food reflect a rich cultural tradition? In any case, ...

Read More

Classroom Activity: Cookies From Around the World

Break out of your chocolate chip comfort zone! Every country has its own version of a traditional cookie and – unsurprisingly – they’re all just as delicious as the American ...

Read More

Off the Road: Daily Life of an ACIS Tour Manager

ACIS Tour Managers travel across the globe with students on tour, but they all have to call someplace home. In our new Off the Road series, we interview our Tour ...

Read More

A Magical Tour: Exploring the UK Through Harry Potter

For the many Harry Potter fans out there, visiting the UK can seem like walking into an enchanted land, full of funny accents, eccentric characters, and bewitching castles. Many of ...

Read More

Exploring London Through Cinema

The capital city of Great Britain has been used as a filming location for many legendary movies over the years. Some of its major sights may be familiar to you ...

Read More