Dr. Jessie Voigts' Bio
Wandering Educators Contributing
Editor for TransitionsAbroad.com
Jessie Voigts' Columns
A Lifelong Journey of Learning
Remember that first time you were confronted with
extreme difference? It might have been when you were
small, surrounded by a cacophony of words in a different
language, or while you were a teen, backpacking Europe
and trying to figure out the train systems...
||The Lifelong Benefits of Service Learning Abroad
The many benefits of service learning abroad — for local communities and your developent as an educated global citizen — possible through the options available to students of all ages, from teens to college and beyond.
Your Teen High School Student Should
Go Abroad: Parents' Guide
A guide to the many short- and long-term
advantages of going abroad to study, volunteer,
travel, and learn languages for
teen high school students—an investment
that will provide returns many times over.
||10 Reasons Why High School Teens Should Volunteer Abroad
The words and images of young volunteers demonstrate the many facets and rewards of their experience abroad.
||Top 5 Ways for your Teen to Summer Abroad
Great ways for your teen to spend their summer abroad, including adventure/green/cultural travel, volunteering, language learning, study abroad and work/internships. All offer a great return on investment and some are cheaper than a camp at home.
Travel Can Change the World: One Journey at
Experienced travelers and experts illustrate and agree
that in travel there is a false choice between ethics
Ways to Become a Better Travel Writer: Great
Storytellers are Perpetual Students
Jessie links travel writing, education, and experience
by showing how the greatest storytellers learn endlessly
throughout their lives to hone their art.
Travel and Pleasure: Pursue Passions at Your
How to reframe travel as a way of exploring destinations
at the pace you want, engaging in activities that
interest you, such that your journeys become pure
pleasures. Free yourself of exhausting travel to-do
lists and pursue your passions!
Immersion Travel: Learning by Experiencing
How to practice the type of educational travel that
motivates many fascinating explorers and writers currently
Your 5 Senses Via Travel
Would you like to have a travel experience like no
other? One that will exhilarate, entrance, and stay
with you? Itís a different way to look at travel (and
life, actually), and one that can change the way you
travel. What is it? Well, I call it 5 senses travel.
How? Take a look...
Senses Travel: An Adventure in Sound
Not only do we have our 5 senses (hearing, seeing,
listening, tasting, feeling) to enrich our lives,
but I suggest adding two more to truly capture the
human experience ó intuition and umami. Iíll
be exploring all 7 senses in articles here on Transitions
Abroad, but letís start with hearing...
||Crocodile Love: Travel Tales from an Extended Honeymoon
An interview of Joshua Berman about his new book, Crocodile Love, in which a fascinating honeymoon extending around the world with his wife is centered on volunteering.
Glow of Paris: The Bridges of Paris at Night
Jessie interviews Gary Zuercher about his stunning
black and white photography book on the bridges of
Jessie Voigts has a PhD in
International Education, and is constantly looking for ways to increase
intercultural understanding, especially with kids (it’s never
too young to start!). She has lived and worked in Japan and London,
and traveled around the world. She is passionate about international
education, study abroad, smart travel, intercultural awareness, and
travel with disabilities.
Jessie is the publisher of Wandering
Educators, a travel library for people curious about the world,
to Scotland, a travel site for her favorite place in the world.
She founded the Family Travel Bloggers Association, and directs
Travel Blogging Mentorship Program. She’s published
six books about travel and intercultural learning, with more on
the way. You can usually find her family by water — anywhere
in the world.
Philippines: 100 Travel Tips
Definitive Guide To Moving To Southeast Asia: CAMBODIA
the World Home: A Resource Guide to Raising Intercultural Kids
in Words: Chronicles of Avid Travelers
in Words: Chronicles of Avid Travelers, vol. II
in Words: Chronicles of Avid Travelers, vol. 3