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Tuesday, December 02th, 2014

Traveling Teaches Students in a Way Schools Can't

American education is largely limited to lessons about the West. AMANDA MACHADO  DEC 1 2014, 9:00 AM ET   When I turned 15, my parents sent me alone on a one-month trip to Ecuador, the country where my father was born. This was tradition in our family—for my parents to send their first-generation American kids to the country of their… [Read Full Article]
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Monday, August 18th, 2014

Navigating Nicaragua: A Lesson In Getting Lost

A motorcyclist drives past a mural of revolutionary heroes in Managua, Nicaragua. Most streets in the country don't have names. People give directions by using reference points, mostly Lake Managua, when in the capital. Carrie Kahn/NPR by CARRIE KAHN August 16, 2014 One of the most popular songs by the Irish band U2 is about a place where the streets have no names.… [Read Full Article]
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Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Partner Spotlight: Cambodian Living Arts

In order to fully understand and appreciate the empowerment Cambodian Living Arts (CLA) provides for Cambodian artists, we must learn about Cambodia’s history. Between the years of 1975 and 1979, the Khmer Rouge, a revolutionary anti-Western group that gained power, conducted genocide of Cambodians. It is estimated that during those years, 2 million Cambodians died from execution, torture, starvation, and… [Read Full Article]
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Monday, April 29th, 2013

‘We could see a lot of pockmarks in the ground – bomb craters’

IntroductionStudent spring break traveler Marcy Park describes the depth of her profound learning experience on our Peace Works Travel tour of Laos, spring break 2013. The Investigative Journalism Adventure is an inspired approach at international student volunteer education. With daily lessons in technique from an Emmy-Award winning journalist,  Students interviewed UXO (Unexploded Ordnance) victims, agricultural people in the highlands of… [Read Full Article]
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