Globejotting in the Classroom and Beyond

Travel Journaling and Cross-Cultural Workshops for International School Students and Educators

… With Bestselling Travel Author Dave Fox

Travel Journaling Speaker for International Schools

Dave Fox offers a diverse range of student workshops to promote and enhance experiential learning in educational travel programs.

He also leads professional development seminars for teachers and trip leaders to help facilitate cultural absorption and maximize the overall educational value of school-sponsored trips.

His topics include:

  • Personal travel journaling and information-gathering.
  • Travel essay writing and cross-cultural storytelling. (Can also be adapted for video projects and other digital media.)
  • The joy of culture shock: How to thrive in foreign environments.
  • Developing and fostering global empathy.

Dave is of the leading world experts on travel journaling, and author of the bestselling book, Globejotting: How to Write Extraordinary Travel Journals (and still have time to enjoy your trip!) He teaches travelers of all ages how to have more insightful cultural and personal-growth experiences through journaling and travel essay writing. He encourages travelers to challenge their reactions to people and things they don’t understand, and explains how approaching foreign cultures from a place of curiosity and excitement, rather than judging new places from one’s usual lens, sparks richer experiences and memories, and promotes cross-cultural awareness.

“… [Dave’s] workshops have the potential to provide students and teachers with new and exciting ways of approaching travel writing – indeed, writing in general.”

Pam Tunney
International School of Luxembourg

For more than two decades, Dave’s lively and enriching workshops have helped thousands of travelers discover more meaningful travel experiences through journaling.

“A lot of people try to write a travel journal, but they struggle to capture the full spirit of their journeys in words. For some, an even bigger challenge is simply finding time to write in the middle of an exciting trip,” he says.

“On education-based trips, I’ve found that teachers often ask their students to journal, but teaching students how to do this effectively – in ways that inspire cultural understanding and personal growth – can feel daunting. Evaluating these journals is another challenge. How can you put a grade on whether or not a student has had a meaningful cultural experience?”

Dave has been featured for his expertise in cultural exploration and storytelling on CNN Travel, the History Channel, Channel NewsAsia, and “Travels with Rick Steves,” which airs on more than 400 radio stations throughout North America. He is known for his energetic presentation style, and for his ability to keep students (and teachers) engaged and motivated throughout his talks.

Originally from the United States, and currently based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Dave is available to teach his workshops worldwide. He can adapt his presentations to fit students of any age – from the elementary / primary school level through university and beyond.

Contact Dave


To learn more, follow these links: