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BGU: Ending Summer On A High Note-7 Day Travel Someplace New Challenge

Is 7 days enough time to create a lasting change? Well, I believe that 7 days of effort and dedication can create just enough space to change our perspective. A different perspective can enable us to create lasting change.

The tasks listed in the 7 day challenge may appear on the outset to be too simplistic. However, simple changes are often the catalyst for bigger ones. Students will need a notebook and writing utensil for this course. The notepad feature in a mobile device will also work.



Day 1-Spend a day touring ethnic and retail food stores.

Day 2-Take a day trip 2 hours outside of your town or better yet spend the whole weekend there.

Day 3-Enroll in an foreign language course and start practicing right way.

Day 4-Apply/renew your passport (if applicable) and investigate flights/travel service.

Day 5-Host a travel themed party.

Day 6--Participate in  a walking tour of your town or grab a couple of friends and host one of your own.

Day 7-Ride the bus or the train to work (i…

BGU: Ending Summer On A High Note-7 Day Try Something New Challenge

Is 7 days enough time to create a lasting change? Well, I believe that 7 days of effort and dedication can create just enough space to change our perspective. A different perspective can enable us to create lasting change.

The tasks listed in the 7 day challenge may appear on the outset to be too simplistic. However, simple changes are often the catalyst for bigger ones. Students will need a notebook and writing utensil for this course. The notepad feature in a mobile device will also work.


Day 1- Make a list of the following things:

-Food, beverages, and/or restaurants which you have always wanted to try
-Skills that you wish to learn.
-Cultures and ethnic groups which you have always been curious about.
-Musical and dance genres which you are not familiar with.
-Groups/Organizations which you always wanted to join.

Day 2- Food/Beverage/Restaurant Day
Try a new food, beverage, and/or restaurant. Jot down what you tried and your thoughts about it.

Day 3-Music and Dance
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BGU: Ending Summer On A High Note (Introduction and Syllabus)

The Fourth of July is now over. You still have not done anything remotely exciting this summer. Next month the kids and/or you will be returning to the classroom. You don't have much time to salvage the remaining weeks of summer.

These next 3 weeks, we are gonna change all that. Starting today, you are packing your metaphorical knapsack and heading out on a couple of adventures.

Below is the Class Syllabus:

Week One-Introduction
A brief introduction on ending your summer on a high note.

Week Two-7 day try something new challenge
This week Professor Bougie Girl encourages pupils to try something new.

Week Three-
This week Professor Bougie Girl offers up suggestions to pupils for exploring new places and spaces.

Listen to this episode of the Bougie Girl University.