The newest member of our Blogroll is “Following the
Equator,” the blog recently created for Education First (EF) Educational Tours. The blog currently
features travel jottings from a student trip to
France. EF fosters global
citizenship through programs for teacher and student travel abroad, an effort aligned
with our mission to “give kids the power of global knowledge.” Read more about
the organization’s work here.
Does the idea of educational travel sound appealing? There
are still a few days left to enter EF’s “Global Citizens” essay contest. Twelve
winners will have the chance to participate in an expenses-paid, ten-day international
Here’s a bit more about the contest from the “Following the Equator” blog:
Do you know any outstanding global
citizens? Do you know any high school sophomores or juniors who can write
compelling essays? Do those students want to travel the world this summer?
Then nominate them for EF’s Global Citizen Awards contest.
Each student must write an essay (not
to exceed 1,500 words) on the following topic:
Describe how a shared
experience with someone from another cultural background influenced both of you
as global citizens.
All entries must be postmarked by
February 28, 2008.
Good luck and happy trails!
Sarah for My Wonderful World