Jessie Voigts bio:
Jessie Voigts has a PhD in International Education, has lived and worked in Japan and London, and traveled around the world. She has published seven books about travel and intercultural learning, with more on the way. Jessie is one of the top 50 travel bloggers in the world and was named a White House travel blogger with her site, Wandering Educators, a travel library for people curious about the world. She is constantly looking for ways to increase intercultural understanding and is passionate about study abroad and international education. She founded and directs the Youth Travel Blogging Mentorship Program, teaching teens all around the world. She also publishes Journey to Scotland.
Following is my interview with Jessie:
What is your background, Jessie?
Explain the philosophy of Wandering Educators.
How did you get started with Wandering Educators?
How long have you been doing it?
How many people are involved and what is your role?
I am the publisher for Wandering Educators. I write articles for the site and oversee our editors. Some publish occasionally, while others publish their columns on a regular schedule. I also teach our Youth Travel Blogging Mentorship Program to teens that want to learn to write and share their travel and international education experiences.
What experiences stand out for your from doing this work?
Secondly, my own passion is study abroad and international education (my Ph.D. is in this field!). I am honored to share stories, opportunities, and experiences in this field. In 2014, I was invited to the White House Summit on Study Abroad and Global Citizenship, and it was an incredible
experience. I was recognized as one of the top 10 travel bloggers, and that led to an extraordinary trip to Turkey, as well as the opportunity to share MORE #studyabroadbecause stories. Our #studyabroadbecause tumblr has over 5k posts—so we’re reaching even more people, to encourage deep, educational travel.