GTL Newsletter #22

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“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” — Anne of Green Gables?





GTL General Updates




This Week –
  • Linkers Maya, Lava, and Chantal met on Tuesday to discuss how we can better support Learners and get more people interested in our events.
  • Linkers gathered to support Linkers Annie and Rebecca for a run-thru of their Back-to-School night. They are ready to get rolling!
  • The website team is hard at work creating new graphics and layouts to make the best website we can have. Great job.
  • Linkers are continuing or starting sessions with their Learners this week!
  • Mental Health Awareness – a new GTL initiative. Linkers Annie and Rebecca are passionate about mental health and are in the beginning stages of creating a space and dialogue for all things relating to mental health.
  • The GTL Newsletter is looking for submissions!!
    • Send in blog posts, activities you’re involved in, poetry, art, interesting articles, cool opportunities; etc. Reply to this email with your ideas.  
  • LEARNERS—We’d love to hear from you about your experience with any GTL services you’ve been a part of! Respond to this email with anything you’d like to share ?
  • Monthly GTL Community Events — keep a lookout for monthly programming and events for Learners, Linkers, and the greater GTL community!! HALLOWEEN PARTY COMING SOON~
    • Have suggestions or ideas about events you’d like to see? Let us know by responding to this email. 

Last Week – 

  • Linker Annie and Chantal worked with Linker Zhengyang on recording audio for our new GTL Website homepage info video.
  • Linkers Nhi and Zhengyang rehauled some of GTL’s graphics!
  • Linker Annie resumed a Learner Marathon with one of our Learners.




GTL Service Highlight




Global Prep — Academic Quest

Need extra support in your academic endeavors? Want to delve deeper into a specific subject or topic you find interesting?Look no further than GTL’s Academic Quest! Through this service, Linkers host 1:1 sessions with Learners to mentor, tutor, and provide overall companionship throughout a Learner’s academic goals.

With your learning companion, you will be another step closer to success!

Click on the picture or the hyperlink for more information! 




GTL Blog Spotlight




The Importance and Benefits of Creative Outlets
by Annie Martino

Creativity is a defining characteristic of what it means to be human. 

Our predisposition to ask questions and seek solutions has led to entire civilizations being formed, from the manufacturing of tools to the exploration of undiscovered land. There is no doubt that creativity has significantly contributed to and transformed society as we know it, but how much value does it still hold in our modern lives?




GTL Announcements




GTL’s Mental Health Initiative Presents:

October 16th @ 10:30pm EST/10:30pm China STD Time!

For a lot of us, we’ve also been back at school with hanging our friends, doing extracurricular activities, playing sports, and going to classes.

This time of transition is a great way of checking in as a GTL Community and reflecting on how the semester is going academically, socially, and overall on our own personal and individual levels. That’s why this October, GTL will be hosting a Back-to-School Event!

In order to get to know you all even better, and especially in terms of your unique mental health needs, we would love to hear your voices in a short, anonymous survey.




Hispanic Heritage Month

In honor of this month, we wanted to highlight historical figures of Hispanic descent as well as key historical events to honor the rich cultures and diverse communities of Hispanic peoples.




Selena: Crossing Over Cultural Boundaries | Verónica A. Méndez and Mireya Loza 

Selena Quintanilla was a pioneering performer who started as a young girl within the Tejano music scene and eventually moved into several genres of Spanish-language music and crossed over into mainstream English-language music in the United States. This video explores her legacy, across the United States and through the Smithsonian collections.

Explore the Smithsonian collections and learn more about Selena using this learning lab:



Any comments, questions, or concerns?
Want to share your own blog or announce something to the GTL Community?
Please let us know by responding to this email!