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
5 thoughts on ““Follow the Equator” to enter the Global Citizens Essay Contest”
Nice blog. I really like it. I want to discuss some thing about character education.
Kids really need this. Sometimes adults don’t realize how much kids need to build their self-esteem.
I think this is a very good initiative to build the self-esteem of young kids. Well done.
Nice post. Very impressive.
Back from Paris
Following the Equator is back in the States after an extended stay in Paris. We had a hugely successful Paris Orientation, showing a bunch more first-time EF Group Leaders what an EF tour is like and showing them the wondrous