Global experience starts with a ‘YES!’

When I received an email last April about applications for the Young Economic Summit program, there was no question I wanted my students to participate. I’ll be honest – they had me at “Free trip to Germany.” I didn’t really think through the drawbacks, like planning for a sub (for a week!), preparing for the…

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Durban, South Africa

In Summer 2010, I participated in an Economics International trip to South Africa, where I spent two weeks learning about the economy and the public education system. It was fun to watch students learn many of the same economics lessons, from the trade game below to the monetary equation of exchange. The teacher below, from…

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