Seattle Students Prepare for First Visit Abroad

AFAR Foundation and Wimmer Solutions Send Ten TAF Academy Students to Become Global Citizens this Summer


Ten students from TAF Academy will have their first taste of the global adventure that await them as future STEM professionals when they travel to Costa Rica this summer through Learning AFAR. This trip is part of a series of expeditions students across the country will embark upon this summer through the flagship program of AFAR Media’s non-profit arm, the AFAR Foundation. This group of TAF students will be sponsored by Seattle-based Wimmer Solutions, the technology and business consulting  wholesale nfl jerseys  company.

Offering exemplary underserved students an opportunity to see the world outside their own city limits, many for the first time, Learning AFAR encourages them to change their perspectives through experiential travel, returning to their communities as global citizens with a greater sense of purpose – changed, inspired, proactive. Each  cheap jerseys  trip combines  какао  community service, connection  ????Digital  with locals and an experience that offers a window into the world that only travel can provide. Shared goals for the expeditions are: world-view, tangible goals, community, storytelling, and possibility.

Over two summers,  cheap jerseys  Learning AFAR, with non-profit partner Global Explorers, has sent 101 low-income  ipad  kids to places they might  cheap jerseys  not have otherwise experienced, including Cambodia, Costa Rica and Peru. The 2013 expeditions will take groups to Costa Rica, Maya Yucatan and the American Southwest.

As part of the pre-expedition curriculum, AFAR editors visit the participating schools to talk to the students about: the meaning of experiential travel, what makes good writing, what it takes to put together a magazine, how important it is to tell a compelling story. In addition to uploading photos/Highlights from their trips to AFAR, the students will create their own Learning AFAR magazine after the expeditions.


AFAR is the multi-platform travel brand that inspires and guides those who travel the  Everyone  world to connect with its people, experience their cultures, and understand their perspectives. Headquartered in San Francisco, with an office in New York City, the company launched in 2009. Its platforms include the award-winning AFAR magazine,, the AFAR mobile App, the non profit AFAR Foundation; and immersive travel series AFAR Experiences.

A premier Northwest resource for consulting, staffing, and managed service solutions, the Wimmer Solutions team are experts at engaging the best technology and business specialists to help clients achieve their objectives. From our clients, to our employees, to the greater community, we care about people, where they want to go, and how we can help them get there.

TAF Academy is a highly diverse, sixth-  wholesale mlb jerseys  through twelfth-grade public school with a STEM focus. TAF Academy operates through a public-private partnership: Technology Access Foundation, a nonprofit, co-manages the school with Federal Way Public Schools, with TAF providing all programming and equipment beyond what is standard for other district schools. Enrollment    is open to any student eligible to attend district schools (students in the immediate area have enrollment priority). The school opened in 2008.