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A New Perspective: Landfills, Music, Unity

By Magaly Cabrera-Ortiz at CIEE

Students were immediately welcomed into the Dominican community with their service project, museum visit, and a progressive dinner. Service Learning: Cometas de Esperanza, a local non-governmental organization in Santiago, provides... keep reading


A Journey into Calligraphy: American High School Students' Chinese Character Exploration in Taiwan

By Vanessa Hsu at CIEE

This summer, a group of American high school students embarked on a cultural exploration journey to Taiwan to learn Chinese. They not only studied the language but also delved deeply... keep reading


Tokyo or Bust (Part 1)

By Larry Bogan at CIEE

After spending a week getting our feet wet in Kyoto, we headed to Tokyo to really dive into Japan's Gaming Culture. It was overwhelming in the best possible way! The... keep reading


Memorable Ending of First Week

By Jemmy De Leon at CIEE

Fun morning at Accion Callejera In the afternoon, students had a class in which it was discussed how to identify power and how can it be used positively and negatively... keep reading


A Choco-Story: The Chocolate Museum of Uxmal, México

By Amanda Anderson at CIEE

A visit to the interactive, outdoor Choco-Story museum of Uxmal shared with students the history of cacao, including its cultural significance to the Mayan people. Students were able to explore... keep reading


Students Take to the Trees... and the Water!

By Hayley Tornquist at CIEE

This past weekend, Paris Fashion and Design students took a short trip outside of Paris for some fun in the sun (and the rain). They spent the day at Park... keep reading


Cancale: Environmental Protection and Marine Biodiversity

By Stephanie Kimlicko at CIEE

Our weekend excursion on the Emerald Coast (“Côte d’Émeraude”) included participation in environmental awareness activities. Following a picnic on a small beach in Cancale, we met up with a member... keep reading


Castles and Climbing

By Megan Ruppel at CIEE

Well, we're headed into the last week of Language & Culture Session I; it's a Sunday night and I'm eating a baguette at my desk, already mourning the imminent loss... keep reading


Student Blog Takeover Part One

By Blythe Stovall at CIEE

Day 2 - We woke up at 6:45am and got ready for breakfast. Then we headed out to Boma Center where we would have our lessons that day. First we had a lesson on biodiversity and conservation methods.


The Hague & Madurodam...The Adventures Continue

By Daniel Taylor at CIEE

On Thursday, the students got the opportunity to visit The Hague. The Hague is the political "capital" of the Netherlands. Here the students got the opportunity to learn more about... keep reading


A Blast From The Past

By Brooke Dawson at CIEE

Students had a busy second week! This weeks activities held a "blast from the past" theme as students got the chance to experience many traditional Japanese arts first hand. We... keep reading


Trip to Guadalest and Fonts de l'Algar

By Sarah Scrimshaw-Hall at CIEE

It’s the weekend which means no classes but we’ve still got some fun activities to do! On Saturday we took a bus to the town of Guadalest to see the... keep reading


One Week in Palma and A Day at Dragonera

By Michele Aronson at CIEE

We’ve had a fabulous first week here in beautiful Palma, Mallorca. The students quickly immersed themselves into the culture as they met and became acquainted with their host families, their... keep reading


Traveling To Capetown and Langa Visit

By Chelsi Dimm at CIEE

After three full days touring Johannesburg, including sites like Soweto, the Apartheid Museum, students ventured to Cape Town to settle into their home for the next three weeks. Students began... keep reading


Wrapping Up Our First Week: Forest Adventure, Universal, and Entrepreneurship

By Erica Kulback at CIEE

We have completed our first week here in Singapore; time flies when you’re having fun! Time isn’t the only thing flying, the students spend Friday morning zip-lining and exploring a... keep reading