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Tuesday, March 03th, 2015

Readers' Voices: An American in Cuba

USA Today features Tom Millington, a U.S educator in Cuba Tom Millington wanted to be a diplomat. Instead, he's an educator in Cuba. But he acts as an ambassador of sorts, coordinating a study abroad program that helps American students learn more about the island nation. And with the historic shift to normalize U.S.-Cuba relations announced Dec. 17, he is… [Read Full Article]
Arts and Culture,Educational travel programs,Political Thoughts
Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Francis Parker Exploring South East Asia

Sunday, Feb. 15: One Foot in the Past, One in the Future "If you put one foot in the past and one in the future, you pee on today," Yut, our tour guide in Siem Reap, reminded us with his spread-out stance. Although seemingly far from profound and even silly, we've seen this Buddhist sentiment reiterated throughout our several days… [Read Full Article]
Arts and Culture,Cambodia Student Trips,Education Travel,education travel programs,education travel tours,Francis Parker Vietnam - Cambodia 2015,PWT Guest Bloggers
Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Francis Parker Exploring Southeast Asia

Saturday, Feb.14: Witnessing the Realities of Cambodia Our group awoke at around 6:30 to have our first breakfast at the Metta Karuna Center. We shared a buffet-style meal, with baguettes, assorted jams, bannanas and packaged ramen soup. After we all stuffed ourselves with food, we hopped on a bus headed for Banteay Srei, an old temple of almost a thousand… [Read Full Article]
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Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Francis Parker Exploring Southeast Asia

Tuesday, Feb. 10: The Road to Recovery As we piled onto the familiar red bus after another delicious breakfast, Mr. Long, our guide, began to prepare us for our first destination with a little history. Agent Orange: accounting for nearly twelve of the estimated seventeen million gallons sprayed over Vietnam, the herbicide was one of eleven used by the United… [Read Full Article]
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Monday, February 09th, 2015

CUBA VISUAL STORY TELLING

JOE MEDINA, HW MIDDLE SCHOOL VISUAL ARTS TEACHER, ALYSSA SHERWOOD HW UPPER SCHOOL VISUAL ARTS TEACHER AND Peace Works Travel tourS WORKED COLLABORATIVELY TO INITIATE AN ON-GOING GLOBAL COLLABORATION BETWEEN TEENS AT HARVARD WESTLAKE AND TEENS IN CUBA. STUDENTS WILL USE CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY, CAMERA PHONES, TRADITIONAL CAMERAS, SOCIAL MEDIA AND ON-LINE DIGITAL SKETCH BOOKS AS A MEANS TO EXPLORE AND… [Read Full Article]
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