Archive: 'Jan 2018' :

Student Spotlight Thrival Academy: Indy Thrival Academy: Oakland Alondra Conteras Age: 17 Current Grade: 11 What do you miss most about home? I miss my parents and my dog. I’m starting to get homesick now. What are you enjoying most about being in Thailand? I’m enjoying getting to know new people. Getting to know the […]

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FUN IN THE SUN By Yara Lopez (Thrival Global Scholar, Grade 11) On the sunny, hot Thursday of our homestay week, we went on a tractor tour, and there were a lot of bumps on the road. But that’s okay because we had each other to hold on to so we wouldn’t fall off (except […]

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Starting Our First Experiential Unit This week the students started their first units of study for the semester. In their English class, students learned about the basic tenants of Imperialism and its’ effects on our world. They also explored the elements of a Mock Trial and began using their knowledge to hold a faux trial […]

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Student Spotlight Thrival Academy: Indy Thrival Academy: Oakland Bionka Moore Age: 16 Current Grade: 11 What do you miss most about home? I miss everything. I miss my dog, and I miss my momma. And some food. Real food. American food. What are you enjoying most about being in Thailand? The wind blowing and seeing […]

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Preparing for Our First Experiential Unit Last week the students started their first experiential learning unit of study for the semester. In their argumentation and debate class, they began working on the documentaries they will be producing for the next two weeks. The learned how to form a solid premise for their documentaries and worked […]

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Orientation Week Last week the Thrival Indy students, Thrival Oakland students, and the Rustic Pathways staff worked through orientation together. During this time, the Thrival team took a backseat in order to allow the Rustic Pathways staff time and space to establish trust and relationships with our students. While we all experienced separation anxiety during this […]

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Student Spotlight Thrival Academy: Oakland Thrival Academy: Indy Pablo Gallegos Age: 16 Current Grade: 11 What do you miss most about home? Tacos. It’s too early to miss anything. What are you enjoying most about being in Thailand? The different vibe. It’s relaxing and free. Personal Highlight from this week: The fried chicken at the […]

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Orientation Week Last week the Thrival Indy and Oakland students and the Rustic Pathways staff worked through orientation together. During this time, the Thrival team took a backseat in order to allow the Rustic Pathways staff time and space to establish trust and relationships with our students. While we all experienced separation anxiety during this […]

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Student Spotlight Thrival Academy: Indy Thrival Academy: Oakland Joselin Ramirez Age: 16 Current Grade: 11 What do you miss most about home? My dog. That’s it. What are you enjoying most about being in Thailand?  I like the nature and how nice Thai people are and how they are welcoming and open. Personal Highlight from this week: Just […]

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Airport Send-Off We had an amazing send-off at Indianapolis airport last Wednesday! Parents, siblings, cousins, and friends came out to see us off on our journey, and multiple news stations were there to cover it all. Thank you to everyone who came out as well as to those who sent your love and well wishes. […]

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