Expanding Boundaries International

Expanding Boundaries International

Our mission is to empower future generations to have equitable access to cross-cultural and technolo

WEโ€™RE YOUR EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TECHNOLOGY & INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION ADVOCATES! EBI offers international and technological education to individuals who feel that such opportunities are beyond their reach. We raise awareness about various international exchange opportunities and scholarships while engaging our students in technology and cultural education. CROSS-CULTURAL EXPERIENCES HAVE THE POWER TO

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We are still celebrating our last Saturday event. We are celebrating our community of supporters.

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Thank you for supporting our event by donating scrumptious dishes from

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We had a great time at our first annual International Food Tasting Gathering.

We send our sincere gratitude to everyone who came to break bread with us. We are thankful to everyone that made this event a success, especially those cooked a dish and our community partners.

Thank you ๐Ÿฅฐ

12/02/2023

Big thank you to everyone who made it to our event today. I am humbled and grateful for your support. God bless you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

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The event is this Saturday; get your tickets today! Use coupon code โ€œCARROLLโ€ for a 10% discount.

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11/29/2023

Our Ghana team Embark on a give back event where they give practical lessons to students of Ejura T I Primary School

Photos from Expanding Boundaries International's post 11/28/2023

Today on Giving Tuesday, we partnered with to read to 3rd and 2nd graders at West Port elementary school. We read a book titled โ€œwhat is a Refugee ? We got this book from

To donate: https://expandingboundaries.org/donation

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This giving Tuesday consider supporting a US students pay for their first US passport

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You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together." ~ Anthony Bourdain

Join us this Saturday from 11am to 3pm for our International Food Tasting event.
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11/23/2023

Dear Expanding Boundaries Family,

This , we're filled with for your unyielding support and dedication. Your belief in our mission has fueled every milestone in our journey to .

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Are you ready to take your taste buds on a world tour? Our International Food Tasting Gathering is just around the corner!

Join us on Saturday, Dec 2nd, from 11 AM to 3 PM EST.

This event is going to be epic; we have food coming from Korea, Cameroon, Nigeria, Nepal, Ghana, India, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Kenya, Peru, and much more.

Get your tickets before we run out: https://buff.ly/46rvV1z use code โ€œCARROLLโ€ for a 10% discount.

Come out and sample; we have family fun activities from Sweetpolly's Creations and Infinite Love Project and raffles.

Link in https://buff.ly/3R7J0bV to register - https://buff.ly/40PkKyH to sign up to bring a dish: https://buff.ly/49O2f1q

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We need your support to continue expanding boundaries. Sponsor a U.S. student to study abroad or donate to the Study Abroad Fund today. We can change lives and create a future defined by understanding, empathy, and unity.

Text EBI to 53-555 To Donate

Join us in this journey of growth and discovery. Let's change the world, one student at a time! ๐ŸŒŸ

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Guess who made it on the cover of The Baltimore Times and The Annapolis Times? ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ
We are so excited for this great opportunity to help us tell our story to our community and our world. We immensely thank Ms. Andrea Blackstone from The Baltimore Times for helping be light over EBI.

Please like, comment, and share this great news with your followers.

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Yesterday, at the One Million Cups Baltimore event, our founder Leticia Nortey, and Anothy Domi (Board of Directors) dove into some exciting discussions about our mission at Expanding Boundaries International. Many asked, "Why Africa? Why Ghana?" ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ

Here's why:
Africa is home to the world's fastest-growing, youngest population. By 2050, 1 in 4 people on the planet will be African. This youth boom is set to change the world (NY Times). We believe in tapping into this incredible potential and empowering these bright minds through education and cross-cultural experiences.

Our founder, Leticia Nortey, a 2008 Gilman International Scholar, experienced firsthand the transformative power of international study. Inspired by her journey, she started EBI to provide similar opportunities for other young people.

We're offering scholarships for a unique study tour in Ghana. It's a chance to immerse in a new culture, broaden your horizons, and join the global community.

Sign up now at https://buff.ly/40FBbxo and join us in changing lives and expanding boundaries.
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11/13/2023

Happy International Education Week!

From a first-generation African student's dream to a vibrant global organization, Expanding Boundaries International (EBI) is all about breaking down barriers and debunking myths surrounding international education, especially among minorities.

Our journey started with an opportunity that changed our founder's life - studying abroad. This experience ignited a passion that led to the birth of EBI. Today, we're connecting our youth through cross-cultural global education and providing equitable access to S.T.E.A.M. activities.

Last year, our explorers had an enriching experience at the JICC: Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan. They delved into the fascinating history of US/Japan relations and got hands-on with Japanese calligraphy. ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ They even ended the day tasting delicious Japanese cuisine! ๐Ÿฃ

Join us on our journey to expand boundaries and create a global community of learners.

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Our Founder and Executive Director, Nortey, is presenting at the GLOW Conference - A Global Learning for an Open World: Shaping the Future of Educational Innovation and Sustainability.

This event for global educators and leaders occurs around the clock on November 13th and 14th.

To learn more, visit - https://buff.ly/477hK2U
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11/08/2023

Project-based learning is a dynamic educational approach that actively engages students in real-world and personally meaningful projects. It's an approach that Expanding Boundaries International (EBI) has embraced wholeheartedly, as it not only enhances academic understanding but also equips students with crucial 21st-century skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration, and global citizenship.

This year, EBI Explorers delved into the fascinating world of aviation through a series of aviation-themed field trips. These trips allowed our students in both Ghana and Maryland to explore the intricacies of the aviation industry, providing them with invaluable hands-on experiences and insights.

By exploring aviation museums such as the Glenn L Martin Aviation Museum in Middle River, Maryland, our students could see firsthand the complex processes and technologies behind aviation. They interacted with professionals in the field, gaining a deeper appreciation of the diverse career paths within the industry. This immersive experience not only broadened their horizons but also ignited their curiosity and passion for STEAM subjects.

Moreover, these field trips fostered cross-cultural understanding. Despite being continents apart, our students in Ghana and Maryland shared a common learning journey. This mutual experience served as a platform for cultural exchange, breaking down barriers and promoting global citizenship.

Through initiatives like the aviation-themed field trips, EBI continues to unlock the boundless potential of our students, one project at a time. Join us in expanding boundaries and changing lives. Let's take learning to new heights together; consider partnering with us.
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๐ŸŒโœจ Calling all food lovers! โœจ๐ŸŒ

Join us for a culinary journey like no other at the International Food Tasting Gathering! ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿœ

On Saturday, December 2nd at 11:00 AM, the Carroll County Public Library's Exploration Commons will be transformed into a global gastronomic paradise. ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿด

Indulge in a mouthwatering feast from around the globe, as we bring together the flavors, aromas, and traditions of different cultures all under one roof. ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐Ÿค

From sizzling street food to delectable desserts, our event promises to satisfy your taste buds and ignite your wanderlust. ๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฉ

Imagine the excitement of trying authentic dishes from countries you've only dreamt of visiting. Now, you can experience their culinary wonders right here in Westminster, MD! ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ†

Don't miss this unique opportunity to expand your palate and immerse yourself in a world of flavors. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ

Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 2nd, and join us at the Carroll County Public Library's Exploration Commons at 50 East, East Main Street, Westminster, MD, USA. ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ๐Ÿ“

Bring your friends and family for a day filled with delicious food, cultural exchange, and unforgettable memories. ๐Ÿฅ˜โค๏ธ

Tickets are limited, so make sure to secure yours today! Click the link below to reserve your spot at the International Food Tasting Gathering. ๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘‡

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Link to register - https://buff.ly/3ZOlfZ2 to sign up to bring a dish: https://buff.ly/3LXrVhY

๐ŸŒโœจ Let your taste buds travel the world with us! โœจ๐ŸŒ

***Disclaimer: Use of library meeting space does not constitute endorsement of this organization, this program, or its content by the Carroll County Public Library.

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Throwback to last week Tuesday when our Executive Director, Leticia Nortey joined in with some of our community leaders to judge a cooking competition where Ted and Lory from Two Sides to the Story had a cook-off in the Exploration Commons teaching kitchen!

According to Leticia - this was a great experience; since she loves food, saying yes to being on the panel was not hard to do ๐Ÿ˜‚. "My favorite was the Pergosis; I love mushroom and beacon, so those two combinations did for me" - Leticia Nortey.

If you are looking for wholesome cooking lessons, check out the Exploration Commons schedule, you will be amazed at what's cooking.

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Throwback to Last week Monday, when EBI had the opportunity to have a table at McDaniel College. It is a beautiful campus and has fantastic staff and students. We had the opportunity to share EBI's mission and some of our upcoming events. Our goal is a long-term partnership where students can intern or volunteer with us.

Photos from Expanding Boundaries International's post 10/28/2023

Our coding session is going really good, Explorers are learning the concept of coding in JavaScript. Even though they are using blocks to code, we let them check what they are doing to understand what they are coding.

Our little delema is that, we need to get serious and get our own meeting space because the Exploration Commons is getting busy and finding space to meet is getting a bit complicated because of all the amazing events going on there.

Some of our students joined remotely, thatโ€™s the only way we were able to fit in here.

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Happy Monday!
A new week means new opportunities and new adventures. Let's make each day of the week count by working towards building a better tomorrow.

Tag someone who needs some

Did you know we host monthly ICT training sessions for educators in Ejura, Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ?

Visit expandingboundaries.org to see how we can help build your future!

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๐ŸŒ Are you ready to take your taste buds on a world tour? Our International Food Tasting Gathering is just around the corner! Join us on Saturday, Dec 2nd from 11 AM to 3 PM EST. ๐Ÿ•š

From the vibrant flavors of Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ, Taiwan ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ, and Korea ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท, to the rich culinary traditions of Nigeria ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ, Mexico ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ, India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ, and Ivory Coast ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ, there's something for everyone to enjoy. ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ

Not only will you get to taste global cuisine, but you'll also be part of our mission to celebrate diversity and unity through food. So, will you be joining us? Buy a ticket or sign up to share a dish from your culture. Every bite matters!

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Link to register - https://buff.ly/3ZOlfZ2 to sign up to bring a dish: https://buff.ly/3LXrVhY

10/12/2023

๐Ÿ›ซ to our exhilarating aviation field trips! Team USA had a blast exploring the Glen L Martin Aviation Museum ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ, while Team Ghana got an inside look at the Ghana Armed Forces ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ. At EBI, we strive to offer parallel experiences for all our Explorers, immersing them in industry-focused career training. ๐Ÿ’ผ

As we gear up for another adventure in the world of aviation, we ask for your prayers and support. ๐Ÿ™ We're committed to exposing our youth to a wide range of career opportunities, and your contributions can make a significant difference.

Consider donating today - every bit helps us in our mission to shape the leaders of tomorrow. Your support matters! Donation link in Bio

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Are you ready to take your taste buds on a world tour? Our International Food Tasting Gathering is just around the corner! Join us on Saturday, Dec 2nd from 11 AM to 3 PM EST.

From the vibrant flavors of Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ, Taiwan ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ, and Korea ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท, to the rich culinary traditions of Nigeria ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ, Mexico ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ, India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ, and Ivory Coast ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ, there's something for everyone to enjoy. ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ

Not only will you get to taste global cuisine, but you'll also be part of our mission to celebrate diversity and unity through food. So, will you be joining us? Buy a ticket or sign up to share a dish from your culture. Every bite matters!

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Link to register - https://buff.ly/3F9OagX to sign up to bring a dish: https://buff.ly/3PR17Bd

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Our Global Leaders are hard at work, passionately representing their countries to their peers. Each presentation contains the country's history, geography, culture, cuisine, travel requirements, attraction sites, and much more.

These are not just students; they are future ambassadors! Their zeal, commitment, and knowledge shape them into leaders who will one day stand on global platforms. ๐Ÿ’ช

We're incredibly proud of each one of them! They embody our mission - to foster a global community that understands, respects, and contributes to a better world. ๐Ÿ™Œ



Note: Remember to always use your voice to inspire and inform others. Your story matters, your voice matters!

10/09/2023

Exciting news! Our coding session finally kicked off this past Saturday, and we've already learned so much.

We know that Team USA has a head start, but we're thrilled to see that Ghana is up for the challenge! A***n from Team USA is even helping his peers in Ghana understand how to read the board when coding.

Remember, making mistakes is okay because there's always room for improvement.
Our Explorers (Team USA & Ghana) love testing their knowledge through Kahoot.

If you're a Carroll County or Baltimore resident, it's not too late to sign up your child and catch up with our team! Let's work together to empower the next generation of coders.

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We invite you to join us on a gastronomic journey around the world right here in our own backyard!

Expanding Boundaries International (EBI) is thrilled to host "Tastes of the World," a unique fundraising event on December 2, 2023, at the Exploration Commons (Westminster Library).

This isn't just a food tasting; it's a feast that celebrates global diversity and unity. Our community members are excited to share their culinary heritage with you, offering a taste of the world in every bite. But this event goes beyond sampling international flavors.

Your participation helps raise funds for our 10 Day Ghana Study Tour in June next year. This tour represents our mission in action - providing cross-cultural and technological education experiences to students and educators. You'll contribute to this cause by joining us, enabling us to continue nurturing global citizens. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to savor delicious food, connect with your community, and support a worthy cause. Together, let's taste the world and expand boundaries!

Registration Link in Bio - https://buff.ly/3LJl0ZA

**non-alcoholic beverages will be served

**Please note that images of foods are representations only and may not be the exact foods available to sample.

**Advanced ticket sales only. No admissions tickets will be sold at the door.

Are you unable to attend this fantastic event? You can still support us by making a tax-deductible donation at www.expandingboundaries.org and clicking the "Donate" button.

Expanding Boundaries International is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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1. Expand Your Horizons - Interning abroad exposes you to new cultures, lifestyles, and languages, giving you a deeper understanding of the world.

2. Enhance Your Resume - Employers recognize the value of having international experience on your resume, so interning abroad will give you a competitive edge in future job searches.

3. Develop a Professional Network - Interning abroad is also a great way to build an international network of professionals who can help advance your career once you're back home.

4. Gain New Perspectives - Working in a foreign country offers an opportunity to challenge yourself and reflect on how people live and work differently around the globe; it helps build a broadened outlook that will serve you well regardless of the profession or industry you pursue in life.

EBI caters to students who feel like studying abroad is out of their reach! We encourage ALL students to get a global education to prepare them for success in today's globalized economy, no matter their circumstances.โ €โ €โ €

EBI works hard to raise awareness about study abroad opportunities and sources of funding available to you.

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๐ŸŒ Calling all young explorers! ๐ŸŒ

Are you ready for an adventure of a lifetime? Expanding Boundaries International (EBI) still accepts our 2024 Ghana Study Tour applications. This is an incredible opportunity for students in 8th grade and up to immerse themselves in a vibrant new culture, expand their horizons, and become global citizens.

Apply today and join us on this transformative journey. Together, let's cross boundaries, one country at a time.

LINK IN BIO https://expandingboundaries.org/ghana-study-tour/

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Join us for Expanding Boundaries International !

This unique program offers tech and cultural exchanges for students and educators in Baltimore, Westminster, and across Ghana.

We kicked off on Sept 16th, but there's still time to join - we're accepting new students until Oct 7th. Don't miss this chance to expand your boundaries!

Learn more and sign up here: https://expandingboundaries.org/2023-steam-exchange-cybercamp/.


Let's shape the future together!

09/25/2023

Happy Hispanic Heritage. We love learning about our Puerto Rican friends in Philly last month.

09/25/2023

Happy Hispanic Heritage. We love learning about our Puerto Rican friends in Philly last month.

09/12/2023

The African Womenโ€™s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) assists women entrepreneurs across sub-Saharan Africa (Nigeria, Kenya) . These small and medium business owners are transforming their societies through economic development and social advocacy in their communities. Through the Department of Stateโ€™s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), approximately 30 African women entrepreneurs arrive in the United States each year to attend professional development meetings and network with U.S. policymakers, companies, industry associations, nonprofit groups, and multilateral development organizations. The three-week program allows the AWEP participants to share best practices, discuss common challenges and learn about the global economy and factors that lead to long-term business growth.

Eligibility:

There is no application for AWEP. Participants are nominated and selected annually by the staff at U.S. Embassies across Africa based on their entrepreneurial accomplishments and potential to advance relationships between their country and the United States.


Check it out:

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This Passport Awareness Month, we encourage you to embrace your global citizenship. Apply for your passport today and start your journey of discovery and growth.

Are you ready to join us in exploring the wonders of our beautiful planet? The world awaits you! ๐ŸŒŽโœˆ๏ธ

09/10/2023

What are parents doing to help their children tap into this great opportunities ?

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