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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.

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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…

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Amman, Jordan

I visited Amman in March of 2019 to run a two-day College Board AP Economics workshop for teachers from all over the Middle East. About half were Americans teaching abroad, and about half were from the countries where they taught. We had great conversations about culture and politics – and…

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Munich, Germany

I visited the school below, in Munich, as part of my TOP program in August 2013. The school was very high-tech, and the students were very direct and well-spoken. It was interesting to learn about apprenticeship programs and meet young people who were excited about very diverse career paths, like…

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Chontala, Guatemala

The next two photos are from my trip to Chontala in Fall 2010. The school had very few supplies and only served elementary children (older students have to find a way to attend school in a larger town), but the teacher we met was incredibly warm and excited for his…

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St. Petersburg, Russia

In 2006, I was co-leader of a second People to People trip, this time to St. Petersburg. We visited a variety of schools, and I taught a lesson about the Great Depression and the New Deal at an all-girls school focused on the humanities. When I left St. Petersburg, I…

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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…

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