Classroom at Slave Memorial. Photo: Tonya Fitzpatrick

“I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”

–– Mary Anne Radmacher

Study or Teach Abroad, either way you will get exposure across the globe and explore other lands and their unique cultures. Studying or teaching abroad allows students and adults to grow and develop as global citizens while gaining an education beyond the classroom. From the growing popularity of cultural exchanges, to gap years between high school and college, to earning academic credit as an international student, studying abroad can enrich one in ways that a classroom cannot.

As the world becomes more interconnected because of technology and social media, there is growing demand for teachers of all sorts to help people around the world understand each other through communication and cultural training. To study or teach abroad is an amazing way of exploring other places, having leisure while gaining or imparting education.

Moving beyond borders will be challenging but is a fruitful learning experience. The educational bodies and institutions are now very encouraging and open to people from other countries who wish to gain some education or teach their students. Education has moved beyond the local boundaries and is now looked upon as an opportunity to gain global exposure.

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The Tastes of Vorarlberg

By Sam Treacy

Vorarlberg is probably the least touristy area in all of Austria, and yet is filled with surprises, wonderful experiences and stunning beauty.   Read more

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My Time in the Kingdom

By Thomasina Tafur

I’m encouraged that real change for women is happening in Saudi Arabia. Women can now drive, attend sporting events, and go to the cinema, and the government has recently approved women to travel outside of the country without a male guardian’s approval.   Read more

Middle East Study or Teach Abroad
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Preparing to Live and/or Study Abroad

Being well traveled doesn’t prepare you to live in another country and/or study abroad. In addition to learning a new language there is subtle cultural differences that require some adjustment. Susan Haskins and Dan Pressure, International Living writers and authors of the new book, Live Richer, Spend Less, moved from … Read more   Read more

The World Study or Teach Abroad
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UN Foundation’s Girl Up! conference

On today’s World Footprints radio show we will showcase some remarkable young women who are doing extraordinary things. World Footprints was invited to attend the GirlUp Leadership Summit in Washington, DC.  GirlUp is an innovative campaign of the United Nations Foundation that gives American girls the opportunity to become global leaders … Read more   Read more

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White House Travel Summit explores Global Citizenship

Study abroad and global citizenship were front and center at a recent White House Travel Summit.  The White House invited the most influential travel journalists and bloggers to join Administration officials, policymakers and thought-leaders here in Washington, D.C. to discuss how the U.S can build stronger relationships to the rest … Read more   Read more

United States Study or Teach Abroad Social Responsibility
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South Africa beyond safari to student exchanges, conservation and Nelson Mandela’s legacy

As the world remembers Nelson Mandela on the anniversary of his death, Tonya and Ian travel full circle from their law careers to South Africa, a destination they hold close to their hearts.  (Hint:  they honeymooned there).  World Footprints shares the lasting legacy of Mandela as it showcases other sides … Read more   Read more

Africa Study or Teach Abroad Conservation

Black Patriots and Global Learning

World footprints showcases positive footprints around the world with today’s guests.  Dr. P. Bai Akridge talks about the importance of study aboard programs and how students can discover their potential through global learning.  Frank Martin, producer of the PBS documentary, For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots, and Bill … Read more   Read more

United States Insights Study or Teach Abroad Social Responsibility

Gary Chapman’s Love Languages, Global Volunteers and Circumnavigating the Globe

As travel experts we know that understanding new languages play an important part in the travel experience. But what about the journey of marriage?  World Footprints talks to best selling author Dr. Gary Chapman about his book, “The 5 Love Languages” and he'll walk us through the different languages that … Read more   Read more

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