Global Explorers and The Night Sky

Since the beginning of mankind, people of all cultures have looked up to the star-filled night sky to contemplate life’s greatest questions—Where do we come from? Why are we here? Where are we going? Humanity has always observed the night sky for both personal, introspective purposes and for intellectual purposes. The night sky resource has shaped the world’s cultures, our current knowledge of sciences, philosophies, religions, and our general conception of the universe. It is a universal cultural and natural resource, a key connection between…

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Join Global Explorers, Chicago Lighthouse & Girl Scouts For Our Partnership Canyon Skies Expedition!

Global Explorers, Chicago Lighthouse and Girl Scouts encourage Chicago area students to join us for a unique leadership travel experience in the US Southwest in 2013. This one-of-a-kind opportunity features a 9-day expedition in the high deserts of Utah and Arizona, with fun and engaging preparatory and follow-up learning to strengthen the leadership development that is inherent with adventure travel. The expedition portion of the program will follow Global Explorers’ Canyon Skies itinerary, highlighted by a rafting adventure on the San Juan…

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Leaders for Change Program

We have extended the application deadline! Please APPLY HERE and submit your application no later than MARCH 15th! Global Explorers is proud to announce a new, unique opportunity for students to travel to the Peruvian Highlands while gaining incredible leadership skills to carry with them into the future! The Leaders for Change program will be facilitated as part of a collaborative effort with the Center for Creative Leadership in their efforts to work with non-profit organizations on initiatives related to globally responsible leadership, change…

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Start Planning Your 2013 Adventure Now!

At Global Explorers, we’re gearing up for the fall and helping our groups plan and promote for the 2013 travel season. As our last few groups complete their travel programs for this year, we are excited about beginning all over again with next year’s adventurers! It’s important to start planning your expedition early so you can give parents and students plenty of time to get on board!

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Night Skies Contest

The 2012 Night Skies Contest is an exciting opportunity for four 2012 travelers to win a $1,000 scholarship toward their Global Explorers travel tuition and for one 2011 Global Explorers traveler to win an iPod Touch! Students can enter the contest at: www.globalexplorers.org/nightskies. The objective of the Night Skies campaign is to encourage student travelers to think about the night sky from an introspective point of view. Global Explorers is hoping to gauge the relevance of the night sky to students and raise awareness of the importance of…

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Donate Now: See Polar Bears!

Donate today to the Global Explorers Fund and you may win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to see polar bears valued at more than $10,000! In giving to Global Explorers, you are helping students like Marcus. Marcus is a high school senior from New York City who grew up in poverty. When his father left his family at the age of 10, his world was blown apart. Marcus decided he could not rely on anyone but himself and essentially closed himself off to reaching his full potential. Then he had the opportunity to join a Global Explorers program. By traveling…

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1 Day Left: Win a Polar Bear Trip!

Food expert and world explorer Andrew Zimmern popularly known as the host of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods, is on a mission to make the world a better place through travel. Recognizing the importance of a global perspective, Zimmern is partnering with Global Explorers (GEx), a nonprofit educational travel organization, to raise money for the organization during a concentrated two-week time period. The money donated will help students of all abilities and backgrounds to explore the natural wonders and cultural diversity of our world through the…

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24 Hours to Give in Colorado

Change one life. Change one thousand. When you support Global Explorers with a financial donation, you are doing just that. Our students are diverse in every way imaginable. But they have one thing in common: potential. Invest in that potential today. Donate to Global Explorers today, December 6, on the second annual Colorado Gives Day, and join thousands of people across the state who are contributing millions to Colorado nonprofits. Last year, $8.7 million was distributed; this year, you can help double that figure! Donate any time over the 24-hour…

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PSD Explorer Fund Scholarship

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The American Youth Leadership Program with Cambodia

The American Youth Leadership Program (AYLP) is an exciting cross-cultural exchange program funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Youth Programs Division. This year’s AYLP with Cambodia, managed by Global Explorers, will bring together students and educators of diverse backgrounds from across the United States for a once in a lifetime, fully-funded 26-day expedition to Cambodia in June 2012. In addition to the international expedition, participants join conference calls and webinars prior to travel,…

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Join the Open Enrollment Amazon Adventure: Peru!

Next summer a group of students from around the United States will travel into the heart of the Amazon Rain forest in Peru. You’ll learn about how life is lived on the other side of the equator and the plants and animals that sustain the unique environment; you’ll also participate in important service projects to give back to the local community. During this 10-day adventure, you will be challenged and inspired, while having tons of fun. Whether fishing for piranha in the Amazon River, watching the sun rise from 140 feet above the rain…

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Weihenmayer Leading the Way Fund

We invite you to join us in our campaign to raise $1 million in scholarship and program support for Leading the Way! Launched in partnership with Erik Weihenmayer, the only blind man to summit Mt. Everest, Leading the Way is the only program of its kind. Combining students with and without disabilities on extraordinary journeys, Leading the Way programs give students a sense of who they are, what they believe and what they hope to become. In the process, the program fosters the independence, interpersonal skills, and attitudes that empower students…

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AYLP Cambodia 2012: Testimonials

Read below for a few comments from students, educators and parents about the 2011 Global Explorers AYLP with Cambodia. Return to AYLP Cambodia Page “You ran a stellar program and we were thrilled to send Anne off with all of you. The way that the program was organized and the manner in which the students had been prepared gave us complete confidence. You kept us informed and we knew she was in the best of hands.” - Beth: Global Explorers AYLP Parent “I want to thank you for the opportunity to be a part of AYLP and Global Explorers.…

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AYLP Cambodia 2012: Frequently Asked Questions

This page will be constantly updated as we continue to receive questions from applicants, so please check back frequently. Return to AYLP Cambodia Page Q: What are the eligibility requirements for this program? In order to be eligible for this program, you MUST: 1. Be a citizen of the United States of America at the time of application, 2. Be between the ages of 15-17 on June 2, 2012 (for student applicants only – there are no age restrictions for educator applicants), and 3. Be currently enrolled in high school and have at least one semester…

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GEx Educator of the Year Award

Our mission at Global Explorers is to develop global citizens through travel that exposes students to a more comprehensive view of the world. However, global citizenship starts at home, with the education that those same students receive every day. That’s why we’re looking to honor one teacher in 2011 who is teaching students to be responsible global citizens in the classroom. The 2011 Global Explorers Educator of the Year Award will be presented at the 2011 Citizen of the World Awards in Boulder, Coloardo in November of 2011. The selected…

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Students Hear the World as They Explore the Soundscapes of the Grand Canyon

Unique sound education program brings together students with mixed hearing abilities for the learning experience of a lifetime. Fort Collins, Colorado (August 1, 2011) – Today, seventeen teenagers with mixed hearing ability (most with varying degrees of hearing loss) embarked on a five-day river trip in the Grand Canyon National Park as part of the Hear the World Sound Academy: Amplifying the Grand Canyon. Global Explorers, a non-profit educational travel organization, and the Grand Canyon Youth are leading this unique group of Sound Academy students…

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Hear the World Sound Academy Blog

http://www.hear-the-world.com/en/soundacademy/sound-academy-live-blog.html

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SoundAcademyBlog

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Seeing The Grand Canyon Through The Other Senses

Posted 7/14 by Laurel Morales, National Public Radio: In regards to a Global Explorers Leading the Way Expedition! Near the edge of the Grand Canyon, Esha Mehta listens to distant thunder and feels cool rain fall on her face. “My vision of nature comes from the sounds,” Esha said. “Then I make up what I imagine it to look like.” The Philadelphia native has been blind since birth. But Esha bares no grudges. In fact she can’t stop smiling. She and nine others have been hiking the Grand Canyon and they are about to launch on a river trip…

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Cambodia AYLP: Why I do what I do

All year long I wait for it. It’s a feeling like no other. It’s the feeling of getting out into the field with students and experiencing the genuine rewards that come with an authentic cross-cultural travel experience. It comes from seeing the smiles, hearing the laughs, developing the bonds, feeling the energy and learning from each other on a deep level. I feel so blessed to have just had the chance to travel to Cambodia with 29 of the most amazing students, 5 of the most inspiring teachers and 3 of the most talented colleagues I could imagine…

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A Summit to Remember

Last Friday, we embarked on our adventure to Frisco, CO and the Quandary Peak Summit we wrote about a couple weeks ago. Due to record snow levels in Leadville, we the climb was changed at the last minute from Mt. Elbert to Quandary Peak for the safety of the participants. It was an amazing climb to 14,265 feet with 55 of 57 climbers making it to the summit! When we arrived in Frisco on Thursday afternoon, huge flakes were falling and it was COLD. We’d been receiving emails preparing us that the weather might be less than ideal, but reminding…

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Schlumberger Employees: Get Involved!

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IB Fellowship Award Program

The 2012 Global Explorers (GEx) IB Fellowship Award Program seeks 15 IB educators to participate in a pilot project designed to connect educational travel and the development of responsible global citizens who are active, compassionate, life-long learners who appreciate and embrace cultural differences.

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Support Anna Gichan on her Sound Academy Adventure

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Support MiKindzi Shanks on her Sound Academy Adventure

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Support Gage Weisend on his Sound Academy Adventure

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Support Arielle Edwards on her Leading the Way Machu Picchu Adventure

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Donate Now to Support Martin’s Climb

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Support Brooke Wayne on her Sound Academy Adventure

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Support Arielle Edwards on her Leading the Way Machu Picchu Adventure

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Support Anna Gichan on her Sound Academy Adventure

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Support Gage Weisend on his Sound Academy Adventure

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We Give Books Learning Afar

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Dinner in the Dark

Donate now to the Weihenmayer Leading the Way Fund. Discover the true meaning of vision with this a unique opportunity to spend an evening dining in the dark while learning the true meaning of teamwork and overcoming adversity from world renown blind adventurer, Erik Weihenmayer. Your unforgettable Dinner in the Dark experience will: - Inspire your corporate audience and leave them talking about the experience for months to come. - Propel participants to think in bold new ways about the nature of their own vision and how they approach and conquer…

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Citizen of the World Awards: Sargent Shriver

We are excited to announce R. Sargent Shriver as the recipient of the 2011 Citizen of the World Award for Lifetime Achievement. The award will be presented to the Shriver family at our annual event in Colorado in November 2011. The award is an honor bestowed upon individuals whose actions and accomplishments with youth have exemplified the principles of responsible global citizenship. The Citizen of the World Award for Lifetime Achievement has previously been given to Dr. Jane Goodall and pioneering blind climber Erik Weihenmayer. For 2011, the…

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Learning AFAR Houston 2011

Houston K-12 students, educators, schools and families as well as Schlumberger/M-I SWACO and Pearson employees are invited to join us in discovering what it means to be a responsible global citizen. It all starts by reading a book. In participation with the We Give Books campaign, with each book read, a book is donated to libraries in sister communities in the Peruvian Amazon. A group of Learning AFAR Houston High School Ambassadors will visit these communities during the summer of 2011 to deliver the donated books and participate in a life-changing,…

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GEx Oakland Students in News for Service Project

Partnering with the AFAR Foundation, Global Explorers took these students from the Environmental Science Academy at Oakland High School on a trip to Costa Rica. This video shows how the trip inspired them to to do their part to reduce the use of plastic.

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Full Scholarships to Cambodia

High school students and educators can earn a chance to visit Cambodia on a fully-funded three-week cross-cultural exchange program during the summer of 2011. GEx won a competitive national grant to manage the American Youth Leadership Program with Cambodia, a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Youth Programs Division. Students and educators from targeted regions will be selected after a rigorous application and interview process and all accepted students receive a full scholarship to participate…

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Sun Prairie 2011 Expeditions

Welcome to the Sun Prairie Expeditions pages! Here you can find a Power Point and a PDF of the destinations that you are promoting. We look forward to sharing the joy of travel with you! Power Point Presentation for Costa Rica & Galapagos Sun Prairie 2011 PDF for Galapagos

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CLE Costa Rica

We encourage all CLE students to apply to the Sustainable Tropics: Costa Rica program, jointly offered by Global Explorers and College Living Experience. Costa Rica is truly a gem that reveals Earth’s amazing cultural and ecological diversity. Full of beauty, captivating people and rich biodiversity, Costa Rica has everything you could ask for in a travel destination. Traveling by foot, kayak, boat, canopy walkway and zip-line, this adventure will truly let you experience this wonderful country up close and personal. Along the way, we might cross…

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Learning Afar Students Find Out “Where Travel Can Take Them”

“The feeling I have right now…I just wish I could share it with the whole world.” – Najee, Learning Afar Program Participant It’s that feeling that you can only get from a profound and life-changing travel experience. The feeling you get when you begin to truly understand more about our world and start to discover your place in it. It’s the feeling that everyone had during our first ever Global Explorers Learning Afar program in Costa Rica. From July 5 – 14, 14 students and 1 teacher from Yonkers, NY had the chance to visit…

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Campus Ecology Costa Rica

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Travel Channel Helps Provide Trip of a Lifetime

“The Global Explorers Compass Program sponsored by the Travel Channel has truly been the experience of a lifetime for my students. Every one of my students has grown more on this trip to Costa Rica than in years of classroom time,” says Aleisha Maye, a Spanish teacher. See expedition blog posts at TravelChannel.Com! Launched in 2009, the Global Explorers Compass Program strives to provide students of all backgrounds with once in a lifetime opportunities to explore the world. It’s the result of a unique partnership between Global Explorers…

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Take a Moment to Hear the World

Imagine going through high school and never being able to hear someone whispering in your ear, or whispering about you for that matter. Or being a middle-schooler with a voice so high-pitched you sound like a cartoon character. Kids laugh at you and call you Minnie Mouse. There are worse things that can happen to a person, but these things and the grander discrimination against individuals with hearing loss sting and stick with a person. That’s why the Hear the World organization is so intent on raising awareness about the disability of hearing…

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LEAP Arlington Costa Rica 2011

We encourage Boston area high school students to apply to our Sustainable Tropics: Costa Rica 2011 program, jointly offered by Global Explorers and the LEAP Arlington. Costa Rica is truly a gem that reveals Earth’s amazing cultural and ecological diversity. Full of beauty, captivating people and rich biodiversity, Costa Rica has everything you could ask for in an educational travel destination. Traveling by foot, kayak, boat, canopy walkway and zip-line, this adventure will truly let you experience this wonderful country up close and personal.…

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LEAP Arlington Costa Rica 2011

We encourage Boston area high school students to apply to our Sustainable Tropics: Costa Rica 2011 program, jointly offered by Global Explorers and the LEAP Arlington. Costa Rica is truly a gem that reveals Earth’s amazing cultural and ecological diversity. Full of beauty, captivating people and rich biodiversity, Costa Rica has everything you could ask for in an educational travel destination. Traveling by foot, kayak, boat, canopy walkway and zip-line, this adventure will truly let you experience this wonderful country up close and personal.…

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Chicago School Partner Program

Global Explorers and the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation (OPRFCF) Crystal Fund share a similar vision: to help make the life-changing power of authentic, experiential travel available to all students regardless of their economic background. It is with these mutual ideals in mind that the two nonprofit organizations have launched an exiting new partnership program that will enable one Chicago area school to participate in an educational immersion adventure to Costa Rica with Global Explorers. The OPRFCF Crystal Fund has generously agreed…

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Western New York Tanzania

We encourage Western New York area high school students to apply to our African Discovery Program, jointly offered by Global Explorers and the Center for Educational Collaboration at the University of Buffalo. Tanzania is truly a gem that reveals Earth’s amazing cultural and ecological diversity. Under the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, it’s easy to feel a deep personal connection to this region known as the “Cradle of Life.” On safari in Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater we enjoy an abundant array of animal life that rivals any…

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Join Travel Channel & GEx on May 6!

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Night with Travel Channel Chef/Restaurant Donation Form

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