Jessie Voigts

Travel writer, international educator, mom

Jessie Voigts has a PhD in International Education, has lived and worked in Japan and London, and traveled around the world. She’s published six books about travel and intercultural learning, with more on the way. Jessie is constantly looking for ways to increase intercultural understanding, and is passionate sharing the world through her site, Wandering Educators. She loves study abroad, is one of the most influential travel bloggers and a White House Travel Blogger, and is co-founder of Writing Walking Women. She founded and directs the Youth Travel Blogging Mentorship Program, teaching teens all around the world.


  • How US Colleges Encourage International Education Beyond Study Abroad

    As colleges prepare students to participate in the global economy, more institutions are integrating international education into their core curricula so students can achieve global competence without having to leave campus.

  • Study Abroad Summit Promotes International Education

    The first annual Institute of International Education Summit on Generation Study Abroad brings together more than 600 partners with the goal of doubling the number of students who study abroad by 2020. Noodle Expert Jessie Voigts reports on what to expect from the convening of education leaders, business representatives, politicians, and journalists to discuss the future of international education.

  • 5 Ways Schools Can (And Should) Go Low-Tech

    While flashy high-tech classrooms get a lot of attention, going low-tech can have its own set of advantages, such as building a sense of empathy and community in the classroom. Learn about five low-tech solutions for great learning.

  • Can STEM Students Study Abroad? Yes!

    If you’re studying (or planning to study) science, technology, engineering, or math at college, you may not think you’ll have an opportunity to study abroad. Think again! Noodle Expert Jessie Voigts discusses international options available to STEM students.

  • Jessie Voigts on International Education, Cultural Anthropology, and Learning from Disabilities

    Noodle Expert Jessie Voigts discusses the importance of travel, adapting to the surprises of life, and why she'd love to learn from seminal cultural anthropologist Clifford Geertz.