Shocked by the rapid global shut-down, we spent the first weeks of the pandemic canceling trips booked for 2350 students from 57 countries.
Heartbreakingly, the largest of those endeavors, Prague Spring, was only two weeks from its scheduled start. This 2-month long celebration of international education invites hundreds of 16 to 18-year-old international students from every corner of the globe to join together in dynamic volunteer challenges with local charities and NGOs.
With this experience gone in a flash, we, like so many international schools around the world, knew students were craving international dialogue amid the global lockdown, maybe even…
Do you know those fun maps of our planet where you can “scratch” off a layer of metallic protection to reveal specific countries underneath? Those maps designed to showcase your worldly insights with a side of bragging rights. Yea those.
Well now is a good time to thank my friend Tricia (who doesn’t know I’m writing this) for so kindly gifting me one of these scratch maps this winter. See I live abroad and I travel a lot so it would seem like the perfect collector's item for me.
But this is not the case.
And to explain, I would…
Also called The City of a Hundred Spires, Prague has many amazing attractions for first-time or returning visitors. But especially in busy months, Old Town and the center feel a bit like Disneyland. As a tour guide here, I like to recommend places outside of the typically visited areas so that visitors can be able to experience what life here is really like.