Traveler Photos from around the World
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Traveler Photos from around the World

Our travelers share memories from their visits to Foundation-supported schools

Here at Grand Circle Foundation headquarters in Boston, we love receiving photos from travelers who visit the schools and villages we support around the world. We thought we'd showcase a few of our recent favorites here—and encourage you to send us your own. You may see them featured in an upcoming e-newsletter—or even our Annual Report next spring!

These photos all reminded us that it's hard not to fall in love with the children we meet at local schools, even if we don't speak the same language. When it comes to interacting with children, a smile can speak a thousand words.

Two-time OAT traveler Susan Miller of Boonville, Missouri, snapped this photo of students at the Laxmi School in Tomejhong, Nepal. Also from Susan Miller, fellow traveler Diana Shipley of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is the center of attention at the Laxmi School. Diana is an 8-time OAT traveler. In Zimbabwe, 11-time OAT traveler Victoria Sterling of Chicago, Illinois, spent "a lovely day learning how the people of Ngamo Village live and what their aspirations are."
Two-time OAT traveler Lin Greenstein of Boca Raton, Florida, "fell in love with the wonderful children" at the Esitjeni School and Orphanage in Swaziland. On her first OAT trip, Beth Crastnopol of Needham Heights, Massachusetts, visited Tanzania's Bashay School and was touched by the "smiling faces, warm welcomes, and the pride exhibited by all." Sharon Melson, an 8-time OAT traveler from Santa Maria, California, shared a special moment with a little boy at the De Ji Orphanage in Lhasa, Tibet.


Want to share your photos?

We can't wait to hear from you!

Ideally, digital photos should be one of the following: the largest size possible from your camera, 300 DPI at a size of at least 5" x 7," or 10-15 megabytes. But if you're not sure, just send it along and let us be the judge!

Please include the following information in your email or on the back of photo: Your name, customer number (if you know it), the location where the photo was taken, and the names of travelers pictured (if you know them). Short stories are also welcome.

Click here to email your photos! Or, mail them to:

Grand Circle Foundation
347 Congress St., Boston MA 02210

Featured in our October 2011 E-Newsletter. Read the full issue here.