Let the World Be Your Classroom! Discover Project World School

Are you or your teen looking for a fun study abroad program that kicks international education up a notch?

Bolivian bridge Project World School
Bolivian bridge

I recently heard from the folks at Project World School (http://projectworldschool.com), who wished to make me aware of their program offerings for this website.  It sounded like an intriguing organization, and as a former travel agent and educator, I found that the words “World” and “School” placed next to each other made me sit up and take note “real quick”!

 

Hands-on, Global Learning

I suppose the most concise way to describe PWS is to say it’s a temporary, international, hands-on learning opportunity for young people.  Several distinct learning communities form from the unique global classroom experiences that the folks at PWS carefully plan; six such communities are planned to come together in 2018 alone.  These overseas retreats, which each last from approximately two weeks to a month, have been offered each year since mother and son team Lainie Liberti and Miro Siegel founded the organization in 2011.

Participants are, by and large, “unschooled” or homeschooled teenagers and young adults.  The program could also be attended as a sort of way station to augment a young person’s gap year between high school and college.  Since a participant can apply up to age 25, this would even be a great program for recent college graduates.

Project World School

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Let Italy Melt Your Heart for Art!  Arts Study Abroad

Passionate about the Arts and Humanities?  Care to spend a summer in magnificent Italy with several like-minded high school and college students?  Check out Spoleto Study Abroad, a unique, inspiring study abroad program for Youth dedicated to the Arts!

Vocal and Chamber Musicians, along with Photographers, Visual Artists, Moviemakers, Drama Enthusiasts and Creative Writers, are invited to spend a three-week summer cultural and educational whirlwind in central Italy’s historic community of Spoleto.  2018 marks the program’s 20th year sharing the superlative cultural treasures of Italy with promising young artistes.

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Bon Voyage! How to Cruise your way to a Spectacular Education

All aboard, current and future college students!  Did you know there is an exciting way you can travel the world, keep up with your studies and pay little, if anything, for the privilege?  Now that the weather is getting colder, I’ve been doing some wishful thinking about taking the family on a balmy Caribbean cruise.  Sailing on board a humongous boat with hundreds of other people and visiting exotic ports of call reminded me of a college friend who did just that — all while still keeping up with studies in school.

Semester at Sea sail
Cruise ship wake

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HS Junior? Study STEM for very pfew pfennig!

In your teen years you’ve no doubt thought about college a LOT.  In addition to what and where to study, there’s the dilemma of how to pay for it all.

Rumors have been swirling around my house that college is free in Germany.  Having a glorious time paying off my own grad school student loans, I tried to force encourage my son to consider a good, FREE, German college education.  Sadly he doesn’t cotton much to learning foreign languages.  Oh well.  If you’re not scared of a little German (English is a Germanic language, after all!) and wish to pursue opportunities to study STEM at a world-class institution – for VERY low cost – you must consider Germany!

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