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Reflections on Travel Education
Steve Hesse is a longtime traveler. He's backpacked and hitchhiked across multiple countries and traveled with students in his role as a university professor. He's also a senior advisor at RISE Travel Institute. Listen as he discusses his life-altering travel experiences and his approach to travel education.
Beyond the Bucket List: Positive Impact While Traveling Abroad
Amy speaks with Eliza Raymond, Co-founder of Good Travel and Senior Advisor for Curriculum Development at RISE Travel Institute. Eliza shares her expertise on the positives and negatives of volunteering while traveling and sheds light on what a truly mutually beneficial travel experience looks and feels like. She challenges us all to go beyond the “bucket list,” and open ourselves up to more meaningful travel experiences.
Creating a more just and equitable future through travel
In this episode of The RISE Traveler, Amy sits down with Justine Abigail Yu, Senior Advisor at RISE Travel Institute. Justine advises RISE on its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) strategy and has devoted her career to creating a more just and equitable world for all. She shares her positive outlook on the future of travel, thoughts on how to incorporate a DEI mindset in order to truly achieve sustainability, and to how to better support local communities while traveling.
Questions for Reflection: Exploring Our Impact on Travel Destinations
Dr. Vincie Ho recounts some of her most sustainable travel experiences and opens up about her missteps from her travels in the past, as well as moments when she had to check her privilege. She shares a few questions we all can ask ourselves in order to be more mindful travelers. This interview shines a light on the power of sustainable tourism and challenges us to think about the positive or negative impacts we can have on travel destinations.
Travel Can Be
Sustainable travel doesn't only mean traveling to a place and acting and behaving in a way that leaves no negative social, ecological, cultural, and economic impacts; it also means respecting the local people, community, environment, and wildlife in the area and using the power and privilege of travel for the betterment of our self-growth while also contributing to local economies and healthy destinations.
What is RISE Travel Institute
In this video, Hyungjoon Jin, our Board Treasurer, will introduce the mission of RISE Travel Institute, the approaches of our educational programs, what we aim to achieve through the programs, and our long-term goals and vision.
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A Wandering Web: A Case for Travel Tuesdays - Tourism is a Force for Good
Join special guest, Eva Mossberg, and host Charlotte Tweed, for a conversation on tourism as a force for good and sustainable travel and living.
Passionate about sustainability and a believer in tourism as a force for good, Eva loves getting involved in projects and creating connections to help move the needle on sustainable tourism. She works at the Adventure Travel Trade Association as North America Community Lead and Global Partnership Coordinator; runs her own company, Experiential Expeditions and volunteers at RISE Travel Institute as Strategic Partnerships and Program Manager.
WeTravel Follow the Journey - Education for the Sustainable Traveler
For this Follow the Journey series, we interview Eva Mossberg of RISE Travel Institute. Their mission is to inspire responsible, impactful, sustainable and ethical travel through education.
Wanderful Moving Forward: Anti-racism Town Halls for the Travel Industry
In this session, Moving Forward creator and head of Wanderful Creators Karisma Shackelford and Wanderful's founder and CEO Beth Santos welcome everyone to our event and lead immediately into our first panel about the travel industry's current state regards to anti-racism work. The panel features Travel Noire's DeAnna Taylor, RISE Travel Institute's Vincie Ho, and Black Travel Alliance and author of the ABC Travel Green Book Martinique Lewis.
Inspired Journey: Sustainable Travel Education Through an Anti-Oppression Lens
Travel is an extraordinary gift that can change our lives. Learn how travel can contribute to sustainability and social justice. Vincie Ho, Founder & Executive Director of RISE Travel Institute, tells us more about the courses offered to students of all ages. Designed to educate and impact young travelers and university students, the curriculum can benefit us all.