We believe in celebrating each culture and language with educational travel to explore our surroundings, past, present and future.
If you were asked to choose one outstanding characteristic of the Tucson International Academy School District, what would you choose? The answer may be in their name – Tucson International Academy. Right in their mission statement TIA addresses preparing students for a global society through the introduction, exploration, appreciation and respect of other cultures. Learning about other cultures of the world is one of the foundation cornerstones that TIA is built upon.
When a prep school like TIA says it brings the world to its students and brings its students to the world, we are not kidding! TIA has organized trips for students to travel to London, China, Catalina Island, Peru, and France.
When the kids return home with enthusiastic stories and pictures of an incredible time abroad, teachers and parents see the immediate impact the experience has had. However, the most significant and enduring effects may not be obvious until later. The students tackle challenges with enhanced confidence, greater enthusiasm, maturity in their approach to their studies, and a demonstration of deeper sensitivity to other people.
6 Other Things You Didn’t Know About Trotting the Globe!
Did you know?
- Studies have shown that money spent on travel makes you happier than money spent on material things.
- The length of your stay doesn’t affect your post trip happiness.
- People who travel regularly tend to get along with people better, are more confident, and feel less anxiety in social situations.
- Traveling actually increases your brain’s ability to problem solve.
- Travel, or even planning travel and imagining yourself in an unfamiliar and distant location, can improve your creativity.
- People who have traveled are actually more productive when they return to their school or work routine.
All would agree that traveling can broaden our horizons, both literally and figuratively. But can it also make us smarter? German scientists who conducted a recent study of how our minds respond to new experiences, like those of travel and exploration, say YES! And it does not apply only to humans. Even the tiny brains of lab mice seem to benefit from roaming around!