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Employee Spotlight: Ashley Williams

Ashley Williams, an educational account executive for Hemisphere Educational Travel, works with schools to help plan student tours that complement their curriculum.

Kicking It Forward

Young soccer players often outgrow their soccer uniforms and other gear before they outwear them. Recently, a network of travel industry professionals in the United States helped a youth soccer club outfit teams in Costa Rica.

Seeing Past History's Headlines

One of my favorite and most interesting parts of my career with Hemisphere Educational Travel is itinerary development. Visiting new sites, working out timing and meeting the people involved is fun and rewarding.

Hemisphere recently developed an itinerary based on the American Civil Rights Movement. In February, I brought along two coworkers to assist in the site selection, timing and routing. While we were more than ready to work out the logistics of the itinerary, we were not necessarily prepared for the emotional experience that lay before us on our four-day tour of Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia.

Do Your Students Have What It Takes to Lead a Nation?

Mount Vernon has a new interactive exhibit—one that allows students to step into George Washington’s boots and see if they have what it takes to lead as Washington led.

Be Washington is a new experience in which students come face-to-face with a leadership challenge that George Washington confronted either as commander-in-chief of the continental army during the Revolutionary War or as the first president of the United States.