Students from James H.
Boyd Intermediate School in the Elwood Union Free School District were able to
travel the world in the span of one hour, all in the comfort of the school’s
The students participated in a special presentation titled “The World: A Multicultural Journey Outline” by Mike Harold.
Harold is a world traveler, having visited 80 different countries so far in his lifetime. He captivated students with his adventures of traveling to remote villages to truly learn the culture of those places. “When I travel, I don’t go to the cities. I only take what I can fit in a backpack and travel to villages by foot because I love to learn about their way of life,” he told the students, according to a press statement.
Harold brought several artifacts from his journeys with him, including a spear from Uganda, a homemade scooter from Thailand and insect specimens he bought in the Amazon. He also shared photos from his trips around the world, taking students to such places as the Grand Canyon, the Galapagos Islands, Panama, Peru and Brazil.
Through his adventures, students were able to learn about life outside of the United States and how other people throughout the world live.
*Article contributed by Elwood Union Free School District.