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SOUDER, MARK E, Republican Party
Indiana

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $43,273.26

Average cost per trip - $8,654.65
Total number of days spent traveling - 34 days
Rank of representative - 153 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Singapore International Foundation, Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Dates - July 1, 2000 - July 10, 2000 (10 days)
Location(s) - Singapore

Purpose - official visit to gov't leaders
Notes - travelled with son, Zachary Souder

Travel Cost - $17,751.66
Lodging Cost - $1,920.00
Meal Cost - $760.00
Other Cost - $400.00
Total Cost - $20,831.66

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 4, 2001 - January 5, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - educational purpose
Notes -

Travel Cost - $44.00
Lodging Cost - $175.00
Meal Cost - $168.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $387.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Management and Development Institute
Dates - February 15, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Frankfurt, Germany - Munich, Germany

Purpose -
Notes - no purpose given. child Nathan Souder

Travel Cost - $13,000.00
Lodging Cost - $900.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $14,500.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 6, 2005 - January 10, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - Enabling Members of the 104th class to learn from lessons of the past decade and provide insight to successfully plan for the next decade
Notes - Fort Wayne, IN - Scottsdale, AZ - Fort Wayne IN Personal Expense 1/6 and 1/9

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $504.00
Meal Cost - $1,134.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,638.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Int'l Management & Development Institute
Dates - February 19, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (9 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France - Stuttgart, Germany

Purpose - An educational trip to discuss economic, trade and foreign issues
Notes - Fort Wayne - Paris - Stuttgart - Fort Wayne Personal expense: 2/20/05, 2/25 - 2/27 Including spouse

Travel Cost - $4,146.60
Lodging Cost - $1,070.00
Meal Cost - $700.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,916.60

Additional family members - Yes

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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

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    Tracking and vocational ed

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