Tara’s Travels

Visiting a School in Fuzhou

Tara visited an elementary school in Fuzhou, China as part of a 2009 Hanban/College Board sponsored delegation of American Chinese program leaders.

One of Tara’s favorite parts of traveling is immersing herself in a new culture and trying to see the world from a new perspective. She feels that stepping out of one’s daily routine and comfort zone is essential for gaining fresh insights into the way one’s own culture impacts one’s outlook and sense of place in the larger global community. She always looks forward to returning home from her travels and sharing what she has learned with students in the classroom. It’s an ever shrinking world and today’s children will need to interface with a diverse global community of people during their adult lives, so thoughtful education about different cultures, viewpoints and languages is just as essential as the traditional “3 Rs” of American education.

Countries Tara Has Visited Include:

  • Antarctica
  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Czech Republic
  • China (including Tibet and Hong Kong)
  • Costa Rica
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • England
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Nepal
  • Norway
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • St. Martin
  • Sint Maarten
  • Slovakia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United States
  • Vatican
  • Virgin Islands (U.S. and U.K.)