The JUMP! Foundation – Stories, Inspirations, and News

Finding Yourself

This March, JUMP! ran an INSPIRE leadership program with over 150 students at Garden International School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was an amazing experience for the JUMP! team!  One of the rockstar GIS students, Somila Khanna, shares a bit of her experience with...

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What it means to be part of JUMP!

Beijing team member extraordinaire Lena Papadopoulos shares what working for JUMP! means to her. We believe that the most valuable aspect of our organization, aside from the amazing work we do, are the amazing people that work at JUMP!.  Our team is made up of a...

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JUMP! Staff Retreat

Hello JUMP! Community! This past Tuesday, members of the JUMP! Beijing team took advantage of the beautiful weather and spent the day away from laptops, cell phones, and the office space. We came together in Jingshan Park and dedicated ourselves to personal and...

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APPRECIATION by Liz Heller

JUMP! staff member Liz Heller reflects on her home away from home. A theme we talk about often at JUMP is appreciation. If you’ve ever worked in a facilitation team with JUMP, as a staff member or volunteer in the our office, or have been a participant in one of our...

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Go BIG!

This next blog post comes from Kerstin Donat, a JUMP! intern living in Taiwan. While Kerstin was a student at Kaohsiung American School, she and her classmates worked together to host their own TEDxYouth event. Kerstin is very passionate about the inspiration and...

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The Life of a Third Culture Kid – By Steffen Lohrmann

Working with Jump! for almost one month has been a life changing, eye-opening, and overall extremely eventful opportunity which I never thought possible in the working world. Coming from a family where my father was in the hospitality industry for almost three decades...

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Embracing Empathy – By Lena Papadopoulos

In renewing our blogging efforts it was decided that along with organizational news and stories we wanted to include meaningful personal content from our team and community. Thank you to JUMP! Program Manager Lena Papadopoulos for openly sharing her experience and...

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ISB China Link Adventure

JUMP! Camping Experience From June 3-6, 2012, 9 students from the International School Beijing, JUMP! Facilitators Jacqueline and Justin and chaperone Mr. Jogi set off on a 4-day, 3-night hiking trip.  The trip saw them stay overnight in a homestay in Cuandixia...

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JUMPing the Gap

Hannah Short rejoins JUMP! after spending much of her past year on ‘SeaMester’ in the Caribbean. This summer, Hannah will work as a Facilitator on the Americans Promoting Study Abroad Summer Scholars Program. As I enter the final phase of my gap year—returning to...

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