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Why a Multicultural Environment is Good for Young People?

15 June 2022

What Does Culture Mean?

According to Oxford Dictionary culture is ‘the ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a particular people or society’ and in addition to that – ‘the attitudes and behaviour characteristic of a particular social group’.

Culture in Early Years

Jennie Lindon describes in her article ‘Cultural diversity in the early years’ that by young children developing a sense of their own identity through their family life they can then learn about other cultures out with the family unit. These experiences away from the family are of great importance and help broaden the understanding of other cultures.

https://www.communityplaythings.co.uk/learning-library/articles/cultural-diversity-in-the-early-years

Learning Languages

Learning a second language is easier for a child as their brains are designed to absorb new information unconsciously.  Check out this TED Talk where Patricia Kuhl explains how babies listen to the sounds around them. 

Multicultural Workplaces

Tim Cook, CEO of apple has been clear that he sees diversity as vital to the future of Apple. In 2013, he used an article in the Wall Street Journal to share his belief that “people are more willing to give of themselves when they feel that they selves are being fully recognised and embraced”. In 2015, he said that diversity “is the future of our company”.

https://www.apple.com/diversity/

What a Multicultural Environment Means to L&E

Learn & Experience have a very clear vision. Creating experiences to bring together young people from around the world while keeping to a simple principle: Happy Children Thrive!  L&E offer experiences for young people which include World Camps, Teen Travel and Open Minds and we have been bringing the world’s youth together since 2009.  We firmly believe that being exposed to people from all over the world and from many different backgrounds at a young age is hugely beneficial.  Each one of our programmes is designed to allow young people to have an amazing experience whilst being surrounded by a diverse group of people.  Want to join one of our programmes click HERE to read what we have in store for 2022!

L&E Parent Talks About the Importance of a Multicultural Program for her Children

Learn & Experience are The Life Skill Adventure Experts based in the UK and Canada.  Our programmes include World Camps, Open Minds and Teen Travel

The Learn and Experience Podcast

Check out our Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play and all the other usual places. We put a spotlight on remarkable young people and explore the world they live in. Subscribe and get your weekly fix of youth related chit chat. 

Ep 14: Jasmine: Youngest female to row the Atlantic

1 November 2021

This month’s episode Sam, Mike and Julie visit 🇦🇺Australia, 🇿🇦South Africa, 🏔Antartica, 🇯🇵Japan, 🇸🇦Saudi Arabia and 🇺🇸USA  in Around the World in 6 Stories.🌍

We look at what makes a good book📚 in the Big Discussion and we learn more about 🇲🇽Mexico in the Fact or Fiction Adventure. 

Our Youth Spotlight is on a 21 year old who rowed across the Atlantic and Julie learns the how to play the ukulele🎸

In Language Corner we reveal our favourite books📚

AROUND THE WORLD IN 6 STORIES:

  • 🇦🇺Australia – Brisbane wants 2030 Olympic Games
  • 🇿🇦South Africa – Technology used against poaching
  • 🏔Antartica – Huge iceberg breaks loose
  • 🇯🇵Japan – Cute and Clever Robots give comfort to lonely people
  • 🇸🇦Saudi Arabia – New futuristic city designed with no cars and roads
  • 🇺🇸USA – Band allows fans in bubbles to concerts

THE BIG DISCUSSION:

  • What makes a good book?📚

FACT or FICTION:

  • 🇲🇽Mexico

YOUTH SPOTLIGHT:

21 year old who rowed across the Atlantic

LIFE-SKILLS

  • Ukulele

LANGUAGE CORNER

  • We reveal our favourite books📚

What is the L&E Podcast?

The Learn and Experience Podcast explores and makes sense of the world we live in through Adventure, Life-Skills and Language.

It’s a perfect listen for kids, teens and families.

Join Sam, Mike and Julie monthly with a fast paced, informative and fun show with an emphasis on learning and experiencing.

We’d love to know what you think about our podcast!  Please rate and review and most importantly subscribe if you haven’t already done so. 

www.learnandexperience.com/the-podcast-episode-14

Instagram: @learnandexperience247

Popjam: @learnandexperience

Email: podcast@learnandexperience.com

Learn and Experience have been bringing the world’s youth together since 2009 through adventure, life skills and language.

Ep 13: Libby (9): The Secret Kids Language

4 October 2021

This month’s episode Sam, Mike and Julie visit 🇳🇬Nigeria 🇬🇭Ghana, 🚀Mars, 🇺🇸USA,  🇨🇳China and 🇯🇵Japan  in Around the World in 6 Stories.🌍

We look at the impact of Covid in the Big Discussion and we learn more about China in the Fact or Fiction Adventure. 

Our Youth Spotlight is on a young Canadian inventor and Julie learns the art of origami.

In Language Corner, 9 year old Libby teaches Sam the Secret Kids Language of Pig Latin.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 6 STORIES:

  • 🇳🇬Nigeria: First Woman and African to be named Head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  • 🇬🇭Ghana: First country to receive vaccines through the United Nations sharing initiative.
  • 🚀Mars: Perseverance Rover lands on Mars
  • 🇺🇸USA: Waterfall in Yosemite National Park glows orange
  • 🇨🇳China: Taking an afternoon nap keeps us mentally agile.
  • 🇯🇵Japan: The creators of Pokemon Go have banned cheating players!

THE BIG DISCUSSION:

  • The impact of Covid-19

FACT or FICTION:

  • 🇨🇳China

YOUTH SPOTLIGHT:

Canadian, Ann Makosinski was 15 when she invented a type of flashlight!

LIFE-SKILLS

  • The Art of Origami 

LANGUAGE CORNER

  • 9 year old Libby teaches Sam the Secret Kids Language of Pig Latin.

What is the L&E Podcast?

The Learn and Experience Podcast explores and makes sense of the world we live in through Adventure, Life-Skills and Language.

It’s a perfect listen for kids, teens and families.

Join Sam, Mike and Julie monthly with a fast paced, informative and fun show with an emphasis on learning and experiencing.

We’d love to know what you think about our podcast!  Please rate and review and most importantly subscribe if you haven’t already done so. 

www.learnandexperience.com/the-podcast-episode-13  

Instagram: @learnandexperience247

Popjam: @learnandexperience

Email: podcast@learnandexperience.com

Learn and Experience have been bringing the world’s youth together since 2009 through adventure, life skills and language.

Ep 12: Emma (14): App to help Alzheimer sufferers

1 September 2021

Episode 12, Sam, Mike and Julie visit 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿Scotland , 🇳🇿New Zealand, 🇲🇬Madagascar, 🇨🇦Canada & 🇺🇸USA in Around the World in 6 Stories.🌍

We look at our favourite national dishes in the Big Discussion and we learn more about 🇲🇬Madagascar in the Fact or Fiction Adventure. 

Our Youth Spotlight is on creator of an App that helps sufferers of Alzheimers, 14 year old Emma Yang , and Julie learns how a vaccine works.💉

In Language Corner, Mike looks at which languages use the same word for Hello and Goodbye.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 6 STORIES:

  • 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿Scotland: Great Yellow Bumblebee spotted
  • 🇳🇿New Zealand: Lady arrested for smuggling Cactus
  • 🇲🇬Madagascar: Smallest reptile discovered
  • 🌍Worldwide: New Emoji update 
  • 🇨🇦Canada: 6 year old Boy set up Joke Stand
  • 🇺🇸USA: Spinach that can detect bombs and send emails.

THE BIG DISCUSSION:

  • Favourite National Dishes

FACT or FICTION:

  • 🇲🇬Madagascar

YOUTH SPOTLIGHT:

  • Emma Yang, 16: Creator of an App that helps sufferers of Alzheimers 

LIFE-SKILLS

  • 💉How does a vaccine work?

LANGUAGE CORNER

  • Which languages use the same word for Hello and Goodbye?

What is the L&E Podcast?

The Learn and Experience Podcast explores and makes sense of the world we live in through Adventure, Life-Skills and Language.

It’s a perfect listen for kids, teens and families.  Also, a great resource for ESL/EFL learners and educators.

Join Sam, Mike and Julie monthly with a fast paced, informative and fun show with an emphasis on learning and experiencing.

We’d love to know what you think about our podcast!  Please rate and review and most importantly subscribe if you haven’t already done so. 

Instagram: @learnandexperience247

Popjam: @learnandexperience

Email: podcast@learnandexperience.com

Learn and Experience have been bringing the world’s youth together since 2009 through adventure, life skills and language.

L&E receives prestigious Award

1 July 2021

We have been named as Winners of the Go Overseas Community Choice Award 2020…named by the people who matter most — the community (the children and families).

Thank you to all those involved in, what was a very difficult year but one that also had a lot of very special moments. We may not have had camp or travel but we had a lot of fun in other ways…

Highlights:

  • Online Language & Life Skill Courses
  • Virtual Camp
  • L&E Home Launched
  • 24 Hours Campfire across 6 continents
  • 30 Day Challenge for Save the Children
  • New Website
  • Global Teen Chats
  • Online Dance Classes
  • Online Circus Skills
  • Online Guitar Classes
  • New Podcast

Go Overseas wrote: “We’re thrilled to recognize Learn & Experience as one of the best travel organizations in 2020 through this merit-based award, especially after such a difficult year for our industry.”

The L&E Show Ep 8 – Dec 2020

1 December 2020

This episode Sam, Mike and Julie visit Australia , China, USA, Belgium, South Africa & the UK in Around the World in 6 Stories.

We look at Freedom of Speech in the Big Discussion and we learn more about Japan in the Fact or Fiction Adventure.  

Our Youth Spotlight is on 11 year old, L&E Camper Michael and Julie learns breathing exercises as a new Life Skill. Mike tells us about English words that are not actually English!.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 6 STORIES:

  • South Africa: Conversation of a rare blind Black Rhino
  • USA: Futuristic hyper-loop transport
  • Australia: A change to the National Anthem Lyrics to include all
  • UK: Breakdancing star aiming for Olympics
  • Belgium: Earthquakes easier to detect since start of pandemic
  • China: New samples recovered from the moon

THE BIG DISCUSSION:

  • Free Speech 

FACT or FICTION:

  • Japan

YOUTH SPOTLIGHT:

  • Michael K,  11 year old L&E Camper gains place at Independent Boarding School Full Story

LIFE-SKILLS

  • Relaxing Breathing Exercises – Box Breathing

LANGUAGE CORNER

  • Are all English words English?

What is the L&E Podcast?

The Learn and Experience Podcast explores and makes sense of the world we live in through Adventure, Life-Skills and Language.

It’s a perfect listen for families and EFL learners wanting engaging and informative content for kids and teens.

Join Sam, Mike and Julie weekly (Wednesdays) with a fast paced, informative and fun show with an emphasis on learning and experiencing.

We’d love to know what you think about our podcast!  Please rate and review and most importantly subscribe if you haven’t already done so. 

Instagram: @learnandexperience247

Popjam: @learnandexperience

Email: podcast@learnandexperience.com

Learn and Experience have been bringing the world’s youth together since 2009 through adventure, life skills and language.

The L&E Show Ep 7 – Nov 2020

1 November 2020

This episode Sam, Mike and Julie visit USA, France, Nepal, Ireland, Norway & the EU in Around the World in 6 Stories.

We look at Gun Control in the Big Discussion and we learn more about USA in the Fact or Fiction Adventure.  Our Youth Spotlight is on Time Magazine’s Kid of the Year Award winner, 15 year old Gitanjali Rao.

Julie learns sign language as a new Life Skill and Mike tells us about the most translated books in history in Language Corner.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 6 STORIES:

  • USA: A new President & the first Female Vice-President
  • France: Historical Pigeon Message Found
  • Nepal: Mount Everest is now officially bigger
  • Ireland: A Time Capsule from the Arctic Found
  • Norway: Seaweed is the new Superfood
  • EU: Historical smells recreated 

THE BIG DISCUSSION:

  • Gun Control

FACT or FICTION:

  • USA

YOUTH SPOTLIGHT:

  • Time Magazine’s Kid of the Year Award winner, 15 year old Gitanjali Rao.

LIFE-SKILLS

  • Sign Language

LANGUAGE CORNER

  • The most translated books in history

What is the L&E Podcast?

The Learn and Experience Podcast explores and makes sense of the world we live in through Adventure, Life-Skills and Language.

Join Sam, Mike and Julie weekly (Wednesdays) with a fast paced, informative and fun show with an emphasis on learning and experiencing.

We’d love to know what you think about our podcast!  Please rate and review and most importantly subscribe if you haven’t already done so. 

Instagram: @learnandexperience247

Popjam: @learnandexperience

Email: podcast@learnandexperience.com

Learn and Experience have been bringing the world’s youth together since 2009 through adventure, life skills and language.

The L&E Show Ep 6 – Oct 2020

1 October 2020

In the Learn & Experience Podcast this week…

This episode, Sam, Mike and Julie learn about a new coral reef found in Australia, 3D printed houses made in Belgium and much more in Around the World in 6 Stories.

We look at Universal Basic Income in the Big Discussion, we visit Australia in the Fact or Fiction Adventure and our Youth Spotlight is on 2 teens who found rare coins that are over 1000 years old.  Julie learns the best way to learn a new language and Mike tells us about the amazing Whistling Language of the Canary Islands.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 6 STORIES:

  • Australia: A new coral reef has been discovered
  • Belgium: The first 2 storey 3D printed home
  • The Moon: More water found
  • Portugal: A graffiti artist creating ultra realistic art
  • Italy: Pope supports civil unions between same sex couples
  • Peru: A massive 2000 year old Cat found

THE BIG DISCUSSION:

  • Universal Basic Income

FACT or FICTION:

  • Australia

YOUTH SPOTLIGHT:

  • Two teens find rare coins that are over 1000 years old

LIFE-SKILLS

  • Learning a new language

LANGUAGE CORNER

  • Whistling Language of the Canary Islands

What is the L&E Podcast?

The Learn and Experience Podcast explores and makes sense of the world we live in through Adventure, Life-Skills and Language.

Join Sam, Mike and Julie bi-weekly (Wednesdays) with a fast paced, informative and fun show with an emphasis on learning and experiencing.

We’d love to know what you think about our podcast!  Please rate and review and most importantly subscribe if you haven’t already done so. 

Search in your podcast player of your choice: The Learn and Experience Podcast

Instagram: @learnandexperience247

Popjam: @learnandexperience

Email: podcast@learnandexperience.com

Learn and Experience have been bringing the world’s youth together since 2009 through adventure, life skills and language.

Podcast Ep 1: Tallest Giraffe in the World and Homeschooling

23 September 2020

In the Learn and Experience Podcast this episode…

Sam, Mike and Julie talk about the tallest giraffe in the world, the 30ft ice cream and the secret to living to 116 years old.

Homeschooling is the Big Discussion, we visit Canada in the Fact or Fiction Adventure and our Youth Spotlight is on an amazing 16 year old from Ecuador who set up a school for her community.  Julie teaches us a new life skill – tying a figure-of-8 knot! 

AROUND THE WORLD IN 6 STORIES

  • South Africa: Celebrating the oldest man in the world
  • England: Giant Ice Cream
  • India: Scientists find asteroid on way to Earth
  • Scotland: Organ Donation new rules
  • Costa Rica: Conservation of the rainforest
  • Australia: Tallest Giraffe in the world!

THE BIG DISCUSSION:

  • Homeschooling

FACT or FICTION:

  • Canada

YOUTH SPOTLIGHT:

  • Denisse Toala (16 year old from Equador who set up a school)

LIFE-SKILLS

  • Tying a figure-of-8 knot

LANGUAGE CORNER (& The L&E Spelling Bee)

  • False Friends

What is The L&E Podcast?

The Learn and Experience Podcast explores and makes sense of the world we live in through Adventure, Life-Skills and Language.

Join Sam, Mike and Julie bi-weekly (Wednesdays) with a fast paced, informative and fun show with an emphasis on learning and experiencing.

We’d love to know what you think about our podcast!  Please rate and review and most importantly subscribe if you haven’t already done so.

Learn and Experience have been bringing the world’s youth together since 2009 through adventure, life skills and language.

The L&E Show Ep 5 – Sep 2020

1 September 2020

This episode, Sam, Mike and Julie learn about the heaviest pumpkin in Germany and the most expensive dinosaur fossil sold at auction in New York in Around the World in 6 Stories.

We debate Animal Testing in the Big Discussion, we visit France in the Fact or Fiction Adventure and our Youth Spotlight is on Max Woosey, the 12 year old who has spent over 200 nights sleeping in a tent in his garden.  Julie learns a new life skill – how to make a white sauce! 

AROUND THE WORLD IN 6 STORIES:

  • Germany: Heaviest Pumpkins
  • Poland: Largest ever un-detonated WWII bomb found
  • Nigeria: Digital collection of traditional stories
  • India: First Indian student to attend the English National Ballet School
  • England: Toy Library
  • USA: Most expensive dinosaur fossil sold.

THE BIG DISCUSSION:

  • Animal Testing

FACT or FICTION:

  • France

YOUTH SPOTLIGHT:

  • Max Woosey, the 12 year old who has spent over 200 nights sleeping in a tent in his garden.

LIFE-SKILLS

  • Making a white sauce

LANGUAGE CORNER

  • Humour in language

What is the L&E Podcast?

The Learn and Experience Podcast explores and makes sense of the world we live in through Adventure, Life-Skills and Language.

Join Sam, Mike and Julie bi-weekly (Wednesdays) with a fast paced, informative and fun show with an emphasis on learning and experiencing.

We’d love to know what you think about our podcast!  Please rate and review and most importantly subscribe if you haven’t already done so. 

Search in your podcast player of your choice: The Learn and Experience Podcast

Instagram: @learnandexperience247

Popjam: @learnandexperience

Email: podcast@learnandexperience.com

Learn and Experience have been bringing the world’s youth together since 2009 through adventure, life skills and language.

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