The World Affairs Council of Connecticut is in its second year of giving out Global Student Leadership Awards to high school graduates. These students have demonstrated high interest in global affairs and have gone above and beyond to get involved in global affairs. Kanika Malani Kanika’s interest in global affairs began when she was traveling… Continue reading Global Student Leadership Award
Today is World Book Day, a celebration of reading, learning, and exploring ourselves and the world through books. To celebrate this fun day, our team has picked out some of our favorite international books to share with you all! Caroline Feeney, Educational Assistant City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp By… Continue reading World Book Day!
We are thrilled to announce that Aer Lingus is leading this year’s Luminary Award take off! With Aer Lingus poised to begin offering direct flights from Bradley International Airport to Dublin, Ireland this September, the airline is already showing its leadership and dedication to Connecticut. We are honored to have Aer Lingus on board, partnering… Continue reading Lead Sponsor Reveal for the Luminary Award
On Super Bowl Sunday, the Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS) hosted its annual Run for Refugees 5K in New Haven, Connecticut. We are big fans of IRIS and all that they do for refugees and immigrants here in Connecticut, so we knew we wanted to go down and be a part of the race… Continue reading IRIS’s 9th Annual Run for Refugees!
Today was an absolutely beautiful day- blue sky, dry air, a breeze, and only in the eighties-actually saw stars tonight in Beijing! We had three hours of Chinese class this morning and then I spent the afternoon in my room working on a lesson plan; we all have to present lessons on our last full day here,… Continue reading AUG 6
As a group, we get a lot of attention. I think people don’t quite know what to make of us, because we are so diverse: males, females, young to middle aged, black, white, asian, latino, etc….Truly a slice of diversity in America. At first, we ate out as a group, arranged for us by CET-usually… Continue reading AUG 5
We just got back from seeing a movie about teaching in the rural areas of China and how so many children are leaving the schools because they can not afford to go to school ( their families are in debt and children as young as 11 years old leave the country to go to the… Continue reading Tuesday, Aug 4
Our schedule this week is very busy. We are going this afternoon to a museum here in Beijing that focuses on ethnic diversity in China. We have learned that one of the things Americans have gotten wrong about China is that we think that it is basically ethnically homogenous: all Han Chinese. I am sending… Continue reading exhausting day- but interesting
This will be short-I’ll try and write more tomorrow. Mandarin class from 9-12 ( before which I walked very far and still could not find a post office so I could mail a post card to my father). Then our 21st Century Beijing class from 1:30 to 2:30 ( between which I was setting up… Continue reading exhausting day- but interesting
Eve on the Great Wall Today was a great day. We left for the Great Wall- a newly opened section- not the one Nixon visited. The Clintons have been to this section. We went there b/c it is less crowded. It’s about 1 1/2 hours from Beijing, and when we left the smog was hot and… Continue reading massage was a dud