Britta Wilhelmsen

Britta is a University of Michigan graduate, currently living and working in the vibrant city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. When she's not busy teaching English to business professionals or writing for Mango, you can find her enjoying the sun in one of Buenos Aires' beautiful parks and/or studying Spanish in her free time. Like many mangos, she believes that language consistently makes life more colorful.

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Five Global Refugee Programs You Can Support Today

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Jun 20, 2018 9:03:00 AM

Perhaps now more than ever, June 20th is an opportunity to acknowledge and show support for millions of refugees who are forced to leave their homes in search of a better life.

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Your Guide to Celebrating the Carnival of Venice

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Jan 26, 2018 1:37:13 PM

Ever wondered what it’s like to attend a true Venetian-style party? Now’s your chance, so grab your masks, your dancing shoes, and a whole lot of energy, because one of our all-time favorite celebrations is currently underway. That’s right: it’s the Carnival of Venice.

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New Year, New Goals: Why Resolutions Matter More Than Ever

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Dec 12, 2017 11:05:00 AM

As we start to tie up the loose ends of 2017, it’s time to look ahead to a new year. One full of new opportunities, lessons, and successes — and a great way to achieve them is by setting some goals for yourself. Hint: we’ve got over 70 ideas to get you started.

 

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Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month 2017: 4 Hispanic Americans you should know.

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Sep 14, 2017 10:06:00 AM

From September 15th to October 15th, organizations around the U.S. will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by honoring the many contributions that Hispanic Americans have made to our society.

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Secure more funding for your library with these 6 helpful resources.

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Jun 1, 2017 7:16:33 PM

If anything deserves a little extra cash these days, it’s our libraries. They provide invaluable academic support, creative literacy programs, and diverse e-resources (like Mango!) that keep their whole community going strong. But all these great services come at a price, and unfortunately it’s not getting any cheaper for librarians to keep up with high patron demand.

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The Real Story Behind Cinco de Mayo (and a Few Ways You Can Celebrate)

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   May 5, 2017 6:12:00 PM

Feliz Cinco de Mayo! Many of us associate this lively Mexican holiday with a whole lot of delicious food — and rightly so — but trust us, there’s more to the story than all those tempting restaurant specials floating around social media. So, grab your margarita, and join us for the real scoop on all things Cinco de Mayo.

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Nyepi: Celebrate the Balinese New Year with a day of total silence.

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Mar 31, 2017 4:26:12 PM

Never celebrated New Year’s at the end of March? Now’s your chance. The Nyepi festival in Bali, Indonesia welcomes the start of the Balinese New Year on March 28th, but festivities last for a total of 6 days - and we’ll bet it’s like nothing you’ve experienced before. Hint: the Indonesian word nyepi means “day of silence,” and the Balinese take it pretty seriously. 

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6 companies that are setting the bar high for diversity and cultural awareness.

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Mar 30, 2017 1:02:14 PM

Let’s state the obvious: when coworkers are able to share different stories, backgrounds, and beliefs, it creates a better, more dynamic workplace. Take it from us - the Mango Grove wouldn’t be half as productive if we all came from the same tree. That said, there’s a difference between simply wanting more diversity in the workplace and actually achieving it. These 6 corporate companies fall into the second group, and they’re only going up from here.

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Promote Mango to all ages at your library with these 5 strategies.

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Mar 18, 2017 2:01:00 AM

Did you know March is National Reading Month? Around the country, libraries and schools are celebrating in full swing by hosting fun events, contests, and book spotlights. All this buzz around reading and literacy presents a great excuse to amp up your library’s promotional strategy. Engaging patrons of all ages can be a challenge, though - especially when it comes to promoting unique e-resources like Mango.

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Explore the Emerald Isle with Mango’s St. Patrick’s Day Irish course.

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Mar 15, 2017 6:01:00 AM

Irish or not, the month of March always has us feeling extra lucky. Maybe it’s because winter is almost over, or maybe we just love drinking those shamrock shakes - but there’s something about St. Patrick’s Day that we just can’t get enough of. In honor of this great green holiday, we’re celebrating in true Mango fashion by highlighting our St. Patrick’s Day specialty course designed to bring you a taste of the Irish without hurting your wallet.

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