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Learning Through Travel: This Week on BootsnAll
Learning Through Travel: This Week on BootsnAll At BootsnAll, one of our core values is “love learning.”  We want to embrace knowledge, to seek out new experiences, and to never stop learning about ourselves and the world around us.  We learn from experts and from books, we learn from our community and our friends, and we learn through direct experience of new or challenging tasks and environments. We learn at work and at home, in places familiar and foreign. While we aim to love learning no matter where we are, we know that travel can often teach us the most important lessons. So this week, we’re exploring the idea of learning through travel – both in organized ways like studying abroad and informally on our own. First we look at ten important lessons that you learn when you make a temporary home in a new place, but that you might miss out on when simply passing through on a shorter trip. We’ll learn about some interesting travel “disorders” and psychological phenomena travelers may experience in a foreign place, and we’ll learn how travel can help you conquer a phobia that may have been holding you back. Week #3 of the Indie Travel Challenge 2012 is also about the education travel provides. From organized study abroad through a university to arranging classes on your own, there are countless […]
This Week on BootsnAll: Study Abroad and the 30 Days of Indie Travel Project
This Week on BootsnAll: Study Abroad and the 30 Days of Indie Travel Project Studying abroad has long been an option for college students who want to see the world while they finish their studies. But it’s far from the only option. For those who are now longer in school and want to find a way to fund some extended time abroad, there’s always teaching English in places like South America and Asia, and if you’re less concerned with earning an income and more excited about making a difference, there are countless ways to volunteer your much-needed services around the world. This week on BootsnAll, we’re looking at various ways to learn and grow around the world. First up, we profile some of the best school study abroad programs in the US. Then we’ll show you how you can work with wildlife on your trip, even if you have no formal training. On Wednesday, we explore some of the different skills you can learn through classes around the world, and on Thursday we’ll offer up ways you can make a difference even on a shorter trip. This week also marks the kick-off of our November community event, the 30 Days of Indie Travel Project. Starting November 1, we’re inviting bloggers from around the world (including you!) to join us in a daily blogging effort reflecting on our past travel experiences. Each day, we’ll post a […]
This Week on BootsnAll: Student Travel
This Week on BootsnAll: Student Travel In some countries, like the UK and Australia, a gap year is nearly required. After high school or college, students take a break from their studies and hit the road, backpacking and learning about the world first-hand. Even throughout the year, these students often find ways to step away from the classroom and travel the globe. Yet somehow, in the US, the importance of travel isn’t emphasized as much to students. While many flee the campus each spring for Spring Break destinations like Florida and Mexico, fewer students travel in a way that helps them gain a greater perspective of the world. If today’s students are anything like I was, their main reason for not traveling more is that they just don’t think it’s possible. While I had no problem road-tripping from Michigan from Florida over my spring break, the idea of exploring Europe, or Southeast Asia, or South America, or Africa was simply unfathomable. The cost was prohibitive, I thought, and even if I could afford it, none of my friends would go and going alone was a thought that never crossed my mind. But traveling as a student is not only possible, it’s also safe and more affordable than you may think. And you can even travel as a part of studies, with multiple options for study abroad […]