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For teachers/students/travelers from RS

Something new that Rick has created for teachers/students and anyone else to virtually travel! As both a teacher and a lover of travel, this is wonderful! 👍😊

“Welcome, teachers. For many years, I’ve enjoyed hearing from educators about how they use my TV shows in their classrooms. I have huge respect for educators and have long wanted to make my shows easier to use and more valuable in the classroom by breaking them down into searchable clips.

For Rick Steves Classroom Europe®, I’ve reviewed all 120 full-length episodes of Rick Steves’ Europe and selected over 420 of the most teachable moments. These short video clips cover a vast range of topics: You’ll take a tour of the ancient Roman Forum; learn why people in Barcelona speak Catalan; ponder why pilgrims trek 30 days across northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela; see how and why Switzerland designed its major bridges and tunnels so they could be destroyed at the push of a button; and visit a vibrant market in the south of France. This site contains hundreds of such teachable clips, and we're adding more all the time.

As a student and a parent, I am forever thankful for the dedicated teachers that have been huge figures in my life. I appreciate the challenges educators have, especially these days, and the passion they have for inspiring their students to learn. And this project is a joy for me to offer. It’s a small way of saying thank you.

I hope this program can be of use to you in the classroom. We designed it to be simple and intuitive. All of us at Rick Steves’ Europe thank you for your work. We wish you all the best in your teaching…and happy travels.”

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Wonderful! I am going to pass to my sister-in-law.