Adventure Angels Abundance Scholarship 2018

April 6, 2018 Leave a comment

Great opportunity if you know anyone in a developing country.

Kristen Gill

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In the spirit of women helping empower other women in business, we proudly announce our 3rd annual scholarship. The Adventure Angels are a diverse group of women in the outdoor travel industry, dedicated to inspiring other women. Our mission is to support an outstanding female entrepreneur from a developing country working in sustainable adventure tourism. This scholarship, developed in partnership with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, will offer one winner the opportunity to attend the Adventure Travel World Summit 2018 in Tuscany for education, mentoring, networking and marketing support. Eligible candidates will have been in business at least one year, doing work supporting her community. At the Adventure Travel World Summit Alaska 2016, we were thrilled to award our first scholarship to Noelia Corrales, owner of the Colibri Spanish School in Nicaragua. In 2017 we supported Miskola Abdulloeva, director of Orom Travel in Tajikistan.

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China Interim 2018

April 3, 2018 Leave a comment

The students first traveled to Beijing, China.We had a pollution index of 267 and we were glad that a parent dropped us off enough quality masks for all our students. Our first day was spent walking past Tiananmen Square.  We tried to take a group photo with our Fountain Valley School flag but were told by a soldier that no flags or banners are allowed in the area.  Our tour guide then led us through the Forbidden City. We took a short bus ride to the Summer Palace. Students marveled at the grandness of it all. We then had a traditional Chinese Hot Pot dinner.  Our second day was a four hour hike to the top of the Great Wall of China. We started in a small village and picked up trash along the trail. We then had an amazing Peking Duck dinner in Beijing. The next day we took a fast train to Xi’an to visit the Terra Cotta Warriors of the Qin Dynasty. We also visited a museum and a mosque in the Muslim Quarters.  One fun highlight was riding bikes a top the city wall that still encircles the downtown area. After a flight to Shanghai, we spent one day in the water town of Suzhou, we visited two different gardens and the market area. In Shanghai, we visited the Yu’an Gardens and the Shanghai Tower, the largest observation deck and fastest elevator in the world.  The dynamic afternoon was provided by Sinclair Lu (parent ‘20) included information on the current developments in business in China. Mr. Lu toured us through the House of Roosevelt (formerly the Jardine Matheson Building) and the Roosevelt Club – a premium city club patronized by royalty, diplomats, social elites, and the highly distinguished alike. We had an amazing view of the Bund and Pudong and even got a peek into the members only areas.  We then visited Mr. Lu’s office at Hurun Report for a eye-opening presentation of the business trends in China and how they compared to international trends. Our last night concluded with attending a student’s favorite dinner place where we ate typical “street food” in a comfort of a fun restaurant.

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The Global Education Conference 2017

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Ann has another great blog about the GEC. Check it out.

On an e-Journey with Generation Y

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The quotes on this tweet by Lucy Gray really resonate with me and those who are passionate about global education. This conference is an amazing one in that it is online, free and truly global. It runs 24/7 over the course of three days. See the schedule and choose your time zone.

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Living in Australia means that I am either asleep or at work for the times when the USA presenters and participants are active, but that also means that I get…

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