Raising global children means bringing travel into their education—and education into their travel.
Anna Levin spent her sophomore year of high school in Tallinn, Estonia as part of the Rotary Youth Exchange. In this episode, Anna and her mother share their perspectives on her life-changing year abroad.
- Rotary Youth Exchange – Anna Levin’s Bio
- Rotary Youth Exchange Florida Homepage
- CISV – Building Global Friendships
Lauren Goldenberg – Founder of The Family Traveler
Lauren, with two decades of travel selling experience, started The Family Traveler in 2000 after several years traveling the globe working in communications and event management on the men’s tennis tour. Her love for exploration and world culture changed course after the birth of her daughter, Anna, which lead Lauren to the family travel arena. Lauren made it her mission to raise a global citizen.
Lauren has lived abroad in Israel, traveled extensively for work and pleasure, and is the charter travel agent member of the Family Travel Association. Her agency is co-owned by her sister, Mindy—truly all in the family! Lauren’s current travels also revolve around competing as a master olympic weightlifter!
Anna Levin – Lauren’s Daughter and Rotary Youth Exchange Student
Anna spent her sophomore year of high school in Tallinn, Estonia as part of the Rotary Youth Exchange. Now 22, Anna recently graduated with a degree in Linguistics from the University of Florida. She also studied at Moscow University, interned and volunteered in Israel at a youth hostel and theater and currently works as a teacher at a bilingual school in Prague.
ABOUT OUR HOST
Thanks to the generosity of his grandmother, Aaron Schlein traveled to four continents and a dozen countries before he was old enough to vote. Those early trips convinced him that travel is an essential part of life.
More than two decades later, Aaron remains inspired by his grandmother’s generosity. He is committed to honoring her legacy by sharing the gift of travel with his own kids—and by helping other parents do the same.
Aaron also helps new entrepreneurs use their personal stories to build a network, expand influence, and strengthen relationships.
Aaron lives in Sacramento, California with his wife and two children (who are growing up too fast!)
Learn more at AaronSchlein.com.
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