As EdOdyssey alumni, teachers, educational leaders or passionate travelers, we have been fortunate enough to share meaningful travel experiences together! We’ve all come to understand that travel impacts us in all sorts of ways.
Often, we hear of students studying abroad, but how might teachers and faculty go about experiencing new cultures that can add value to their classrooms back home? We spoke with Greg Semplice, an avid traveler and high school teacher, and discussed his self-led program EdOdyssey had designed for him while exploring Spain this past July.
As new or veteran travelers, all of us recognize when there is a new food or unfamiliar activity that seems uncomfortable. When we travel, we have an opportunity to try something spontaneous, or even daring. When we face that challenge, we have the ability to make a huge impact on our time abroad and beyond!
Eight students said goodbye to their family and friends and made their way to Lima, Peru, where they met up with the EdOdyssey team in preparation for their semester abroad. EdOdyssey’s orientation is a month-long, which gives students a substantial amount of time to create friendships with one another, participate in language classes, and get to know their new city.