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Travel: A Lifelong Journey of Learning Travel: A Lifelong Journey of Learning
Remember that first time you were confronted with extreme difference? It might have been when you were small, surrounded by a cacophony of words in a different language, or while you were a teen, backpacking Europe and trying to figure out the train systems...
Benefits of Service Learning Abroad The Lifelong Benefits of Service Learning Abroad
The many benefits of service learning abroad — for local communities and your developent as an educated global citizen — possible through the options available to students of all ages, from teens to college and beyond.
Teen High School Study Abroad Guide Why Your Teen High School Student Should Go Abroad: Parents' Guide
A guide to the many short- and long-term advantages of going abroad to study, volunteer, travel, and learn languages for teen high school students—an investment that will provide returns many times over.
Why teens should volunteer abroad 10 Reasons Why High School Teens Should Volunteer Abroad
The words and images of young volunteers demonstrate the many facets and rewards of their experience abroad.
Top summer programs for teens Top 5 Ways for your Teen to Summer Abroad
Great ways for your teen to spend their summer abroad, including adventure/green/cultural travel, volunteering, language learning, study abroad and work/internships. All offer a great return on investment and some are cheaper than a camp at home.
Educational Travel: Ethics and Pleasure How Travel Can Change the World: One Journey at a Time
Experienced travelers and experts illustrate and agree that in travel there is a false choice between ethics and pleasure.
8 Ways to Become a Great Travel Writer 8 Ways to Become a Better Travel Writer: Great Storytellers are Perpetual Students Jessie links travel writing, education, and experience by showing how the greatest storytellers learn endlessly throughout their lives to hone their art.
Educational Travel and Pleasure Educational Travel and Pleasure: Pursue Passions at Your Own Pace
How to reframe travel as a way of exploring destinations at the pace you want, engaging in activities that interest you, such that your journeys become pure pleasures. Free yourself of exhausting travel to-do lists and pursue your passions!
Slow Immersion Travel: Learning by Experiencing Slow Immersion Travel: Learning by Experiencing
How to practice the type of educational travel that motivates many fascinating explorers and writers currently and historically.
Educating your 5 senses via travel Educating Your 5 Senses Via Travel
Would you like to have a travel experience like no other? One that will exhilarate, entrance, and stay with you? It�s a different way to look at travel (and life, actually), and one that can change the way you travel. What is it? Well, I call it 5 senses travel. How? Take a look...
7 Senses travel: Hearing 7 Senses Travel: An Adventure in Sound
Not only do we have our 5 senses (hearing, seeing, listening, tasting, feeling) to enrich our lives, but I suggest adding two more to truly capture the human experience�intuition and umami. I�ll be exploring all 7 senses in articles here on Transitions Abroad, but let�s start with hearing...
Volunteering honeymoon Crocodile Love: Travel Tales from an Extended Honeymoon
An interview of Joshua Berman about his new book, Crocodile Love, in which a fascinating honeymoon extending around the world with his wife is centered on volunteering.
Paris bridges The Glow of Paris: The Bridges of Paris at Night
Jessie interviews Gary Zuercher about his stunning black and white photography book on the bridges of Paris.

Dr. Jessica Voigts

Jessie Voigts has a PhD in International Education, and is constantly looking for ways to increase intercultural understanding, especially with kids (it’s never too young to start!). She has lived and worked in Japan and London, and traveled around the world. She is passionate about international education, study abroad, smart travel, intercultural awareness, and travel with disabilities.

Jessie is the publisher of Wandering Educators, a travel library for people curious about the world. She’s published six books about travel and intercultural learning, with more on the way. You can usually find her family by water — anywhere in the world.

Published Books:

The Philippines: 100 Travel Tips

The Definitive Guide To Moving To Southeast Asia: CAMBODIA

Bringing the World Home: A Resource Guide to Raising Intercultural Kids

Journeys in Words: Chronicles of Avid Travelers

Journeys in Words: Chronicles of Avid Travelers, vol. II

Journeys in Words: Chronicles of Avid Travelers, vol. 3


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