“The world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only a page.”
~Saint Augustine
“I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question.”  ~Harun Yahya
“I was not meant for one corner; The whole world is my native land.”
“Talent and intelligence are equally distributed across the world, but opportunity isn’t.”

 

Dear student:

We are pleased to offer you this opportunity to travel abroad. Students Going Global is a charitable Non-Profit Organization that provides the opportunity for stellar students in underserved cities to develop a global mindset and to travel out of the country on a life changing Educational Tour Abroad.

However, “Before you depart on your journey we wanted to share a few thoughts with you, and ask that you consider them carefully.  The journey you are about to embark on will be meaningful to you in many ways for years to come.  There will be the profound experiences that change you immediately, altering the way you see yourself and the world.  And, there will be the myriad number of subtle influences that come and go in your minds as the years pass, gently affecting the choices you make in life.

We ask that during your travels you keep an open heart and mind about what you see, feel, and hear, trying not to judge but appreciate. Appreciation comes through understanding.  You will be entering another land and another way of life.  In order to truly appreciate/understand the differences between another culture and your own, it’s important that you understand yourself, your land, and your religion.  Through this reflection you will come to grips with the differences between yourself and others, thereby enabling you to fully appreciate the people you meet.

As you do this, imagine how you will encounter, with integrity, things that anger and frustrate you, as well as inspire, awe, and fascinate you.”
~provided by www.CrookedTrails.org

An open-minded, well informed, smart traveler is the best traveler. Therefore, we recommend visiting the  website www.travel.state.gov with tips for traveling abroad along with travel warnings, alerts, immunizations, etc. It would also benefit you to enroll in their Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). Traveling abroad doesn’t have to be confusing if you know the right things before you go. Click on the link below to access an alphabetical listing of countries, which includes information on passports, immunizations, medical information, and conditions abroad that may affect your safety and security. Country Specific Information

24 hour tour directors, group leaders and adult chaperons will be there for support and safety around the clock, so all you have to do is focus on learning, having fun, and getting the most out of your Educational Tour Abroad.

Congratulations and please view the links below to prepare for your trip abroad!

Educationally,

Sharreen Hardy
Founder of Students Going Global

 

1.) Why Students Going Global:
http://www.studentsgoingglobal.org/donate/why-support-sgg/
3.) Responsible Traveling:
http://www.studentsgoingglobal.org/student-application/responsible-traveling/
4) Packing List:
http://www.studentsgoingglobal.org/student-application/packing-list/
5.) Passports:
http://www.studentsgoingglobal.org/student-application/passports-and-visas/
7.) Low-income family resources:
http://www.studentsgoingglobal.org/student-application/low-income-resources/

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