Archives: March 2010
Experience a journey that will take you from Machu Picchu to the Galapagos Islands. This adventure is highlighted with a homestay in a small community in Peru, rafting and trekking through the Sacred Valley, and a myriad of once-in-a-lifetime experiences across two incredible nations. We still have a few spots available for the Global Works Peru & Ecuador program this summer. Check out the video below and call our home office to learn more and SAVE A SPOT! Check out a photos from 2009′s adventure on our Facebook Fan Page.
Greetings from China! Yesterday we woke up before dawn to go to the flag rising at Tiananmen Square! After the sunrise and flag raising we had a wonderful breakfast back at the hotel and got ready for the day ahead. First stop, back to Tiananmen Square to take some photos, get some souvenirs, and go into Chairman Mao’s Memorial Hall. After Mao’s Memorial Hall we walked to the Forbidden City where we learned that there are 9,999 and a half rooms in the entire Forbidden City! We learned about the emperors who have lived there, and got to look into most of the rooms and buildings. After seeing the Forbidden City we took our bus to the rickshaws, which are men on bikes with carriages for two people on the back, to tour the Hutong (a type of residential neighborhood meaning small alleyways). We went to a traditional Chinese family’s home where they made us an amazing lunch of dumplings, chicken, and stir-fried celery and lettuce. (more…)
We left off with our last posting when the Spence School Students had just arrived in Martinique (Bonjour from Martinique). After the group became acquainted with the kind people and culture of the town through middle and high language exchanges, playing games, eating incredible local foods, art and dancing – the group enjoyed a ton of beach time in the St. Anne region! (more…)
University of Wisconsin, B.S Biology & B.A. Education
This is Daniel’s 11th season leading with Global Works and he continues to bring his energy and care to each detail of the trip and our participants. He’s traveled around the world, led Global Works programs in Costa Rica and Ecuador, and is excited to be spending the spring and summer with our groups in China. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Daniel now calls San Francisco home. When not leading and planning Global Works programs, he teaches ESL, environmental science, and sustainable living practices to high school students. As an activist, traveler, and story teller…and avid rock-climber, Daniel brings a broad perspective to his programs.
Hamilton College, B.A. Hispanic Studies
Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Travis works as a Spanish teacher at a boarding school in southeastern Connecticut and is an avid Pittsburgh sports fan. Age 26, he knows that he is a terrible guitar player but loves to pluck away all the same. He graduated from Hamilton College in 2007 and is always looking forward to an opportunity to meet new people and visit new places. Travis is excited to return to Costa Rica this summer and explore Tico culture along with everyone on his trip.