Mar 162012
 
My Article on Travel Was Published in the Huffington Post!

Fabulous news!

I’ve just had my first ever article published in the fancy and famous Huffington Post! (If you’re a cool kid, you may know it as the “HuffPo”.) Want to read it? Great!

Click here to see: “5 Things I Learned About Education From Taking 42 High Schoolers to China.”

The article has some surprising moments, and also features a rockin’ photo slideshow. Please leave comments and questions, and share it widely! The HuffPo is [...Read More!]

Mar 112012
 
Stephane: From Living in Haiti to Awesome China Travel

Article #9 in the Student Travel Stories Series from our tour of Beijing, China. By Stephane, Age 17, 11th Grade in Boston. Born in Haiti, moved to U.S. at age 10.

Q: How did you feel about our China trip?

A: Had anyone told me seven years ago in my little house in Haiti that in 2012 I would be across the world, visiting China, meeting amazing new people, and climbing one of the [...Read More!]

Mar 112012
 
Ryan: The Joys of Beijing Travel as a Vegan Student

Article #8 in the Student Travel Stories Series from our tour of Beijing, China. By Ryan, Age 16, 10th Grade in Boston. Born in the U.S. to parents from America.

Q: Ryan, you’re not just a vegetarian, you’re a vegan, meaning you don’t eat dairy, eggs, or meat! Was travel in China hard for you as a result of your diet?

A: Actually, nothing about our China trip was difficult! Before I arrived in [...Read More!]

Mar 012012
 
Nathaniel: How to Bargain with Vendors in Beijing, China

Article #7 in the Student Travel Stories Series from our tour of Beijing, China. By Nathaniel, Age 15, 10th Grade in Boston. Born in the U.S. to parents from Colombia.

Q: You really learned a lot about money and dealing with vendors on this China trip! Tell us some details.

A: The first day of the trip we toured Tienanmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Summer Palace, and it was the first day [...Read More!]

Mar 012012
 
Candace: A Celebrity Because of Blond Hair in China

Article #6 in the Student Travel Stories Series from our tour of Beijing, China. By Candace, Age 15, 9th Grade in Boston. Born in the U.S. to parents from America.

Q: Something amazing happened to you in China because of your blond hair. What was it?

A: In America I’m just a regular girl, but traveling in China with blond hair, it was like being a celebrity! I guess celebrities have that feeling every [...Read More!]

Feb 282012
 
Elaina: What I Appreciate in Boston after Travel to Beijing

Article #5 in the Student Travel Stories Series from our tour of Beijing, China. By Elaina, Age 14, 9th Grade in Boston. Born in the U.S. to parents from America.

Q: How have you changed since you traveled to China?

A: In China, all the websites I use like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google Docs, and more are blocked by the government, and you can’t use them.

While I was on the trip, I was always [...Read More!]

Feb 262012
 
Toan: Eating BIZARRE Foods at the Beijing Night Market

Article #4 in the Student Travel Stories Series from our tour of Beijing, China. By Toan, Age 18, 11th Grade in Boston. Born in the U.S. to parents from Vietnam.

Q: During our free hour in Beijing’s Night Market, word is that you sampled some INSANE foods. What exactly happened?

A: Well, first I went around trying to look for the scorpion. That was the first food I wanted to eat.

All the exotic foods in the market were [...Read More!]

Feb 262012
 
Michelle: Travel to China as a Chinese-American Student

Article #3 in the Student Travel Stories Series from our tour of Beijing, China. By Michelle, Age 15, 9th Grade in Boston. Born in the U.S. to parents from China.

Q: What was the craziest thing for you, traveling through China as a Chinese-American student?

A: When we got to China, Xiu Na (another Chinese-American BPS student on the trip) and I had the exact faces of Asian Chinese people who live there. So when the Chinese people [...Read More!]

Feb 252012
 
Julio: Life Changes and Revelations from China Travel

Article #2 in the Student Travel Stories Series from our tour of Beijing, China. By Julio, Age 16, 9th Grade in Boston. Born in the U.S. to parents from El Salvador.

Q: What was the best part of our week in China for you?

A: Honestly, a highlight of the whole trip was the Silk and Cotton Markets because something very unique to China was the bargaining. Most kids in the U.S. never get to experience bargaining because [...Read More!]

Feb 252012
 
John: How the Great Wall Made Me Appreciate Teachers

Article #1 in the Student Travel Stories Series from our tour of Beijing, China. By John, Age 17, 11th Grade in Boston. Born in the U.S. to parents from Vietnam.

Q: John, what did climbing the Great Wall make you realize?

A: I pay so much respect to the Great Wall of China because it is over 3,000 miles long. That is as far as the distance between Boston and California! I [...Read More!]