International Education Washington


Travel is one of the best ways to experience the world. On this page you'll find links to interesting photos and messages from people sharing their travel discoveries.

Jump to Travel Stories:

iEARN Conference in Senegal | OneWorld Now! in China |

Afghanistan 2004: A Reason for Hope | Central American Diary |
Companion Flag in Uzbekistan | One Year, One World |

iEARN Conference in Senegal

Greg Tuke of Passport to Global Learning NW, a project affiliated with iEARN, is a member of the Washington State Coalition for International Education. Greg traveled to Senegal to attend the 2005 iEARN Conference. Read about his experience in Greg Tuke in Senegal.

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OneWorld Now! in China

Aug 5, 2005.  We're still in China...currently in the small, charming and much cooler (thankfully!) Lijiang in Yunnan Province. The OneWorld students are living with Chinese families in homestays for the next few nights. Earlier this week we met some more Chinese high school students, visited a rural school and planted trees together.

If you'd like to follow our adventures in China, our partner (Pacific Village Institute) is constantly updating the following link with photos and journal entries from all of us throughout this Chinese adventure, so feel free to visit:

-- Kristin Hayden, OneWorld Now!

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Afghanistan 2004: A Reason for Hope

Fred Mednick, Teachers Without Borders founder and member of the Washington State Coalition for International Education, recently returned from Afghanistan. He reports:

I witnessed the Afghan imagination, assisting my organization, Teachers Without Borders, to establish a Community Teaching & Learning Center in order to train Afghan women in information technology and modern, global teaching methods. We also implemented plans to supply consistent medical services and a day-care center at a displaced persons' camp and negotiated with authorities on school reform. The Afghans turned obstacles into miracles, a triumph of the imagination.

Read more in Mercer Island Reporter > Afghanistan 2004: A reason for hope - Teachers Without Borders founder and Island resident returns from Kabul.

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Central American Diary

Greg Tuke of the Coalition Steering Committee recently traveled to Central America for several months to learn about education there, with hopes of some kind of future school partnerships across international boundaries. He sent back a series of letters to family, friends and education partners, as he traveled about Central America.

Read more at New Horizons for Learning > Central American Diary.

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Companion Flag in Uzbekistan

Scott Wyatt of Companion Flag Support International, a member of the Washington State Coalition for International Education, was invited to Uzbekistan in spring, 2003 to introduce the Companion Flag in schools in Tashkent and other areas of the country. Scott arrived in Tashkent just a few days before the terrorist bombings. To follow his adventures, read Companion Flag Emails from Uzbekistan.

Note: The Companion Flag is a symbol of all that human beings have in common. It stands for everything that is done, held, known, or experienced in common by human beings, notwithstanding their differences. To learn more, go to

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One Year, One World

Jen and Winston Yeung of Seattle, Washington set out in July, 2003, to spend a year traveling the globe. They've been posting photos and weblogs throughout their travels on their website. If you like, you can sign in to their Guestbook to receive email notices when they update their website. Be sure to check out their Photo Favourites. We thank them for sharing some of these photos with the International Education Washington website.

Read more at their website One Year, One World.

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