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Welcome, Educators!

We are so excited for you to embark on your virtual exchange journey!

Reach the World is a nonprofit organization based in New York City that has served classrooms throughout the U.S. for 25 years, inspiring students to become curious, confident and compassionate global citizens. To date, more than 1,200 travelers have shared their journeys online with more than 40,000 American youth!

Visit about.reachtheworld.org to learn more about Reach the World's programming. Are you ready for an exciting adventure? Let's go!

Tell Us About You!

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Tell Us About Your School!

If you are from outside the U.S./Canada, please select "Other"

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This school year, you can embark on virtual exchange journeys with travelers, explorers--or both! One-to-one virtual exchange journeys are with college students or recent college graduates (travelers) who will share their experiences abroad with your classroom on a one-to-one basis. These virtual exchanges last between six and 12 weeks and educators have the chance to work closely with their matched traveler to shape the traveler's experiences abroad into classroom content. Video calls between traveler and classroom typically take place privately on the platform that works best for both parties. One-to-many virtual exchange journeys are with scientists and other professionals on expeditions (explorers) who will share their experiences abroad with your classrooms and others on a one-expedition-to-many-classrooms basis. Most of these virtual exchanges last between four and eight weeks, with a select few lasting longer. Reach the World connects classrooms with expeditions through livestreams and recorded, closed video calls to make them accessible to as many classrooms as possible. For more information about Reach the World's specific one-to-many expeditions, please visit about.reachtheworld.org/explore.

1 classroom + 1 traveler = 1 match!

Answer this question based on how many classrooms you want to take on a virtual exchange right now, not for the whole year!

Answer this question based on how many classrooms you want to take on a virtual exchange right now, not for the whole year!

Choose all that apply!

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Quick Self-Assessment
We want to assist you in making the most of your virtual exchange journey(s) with Reach the World! If you're new to us, please answer the following questions honestly so our staff can best support you and your students this school year.

Think of any experiences you’ve had (domestic or abroad) that have piqued your interest in global education. Please rate yourself on a scale of one to seven.
1: "I am just beginning my journey toward becoming a global citizen, and have not had any global experiences yet!” 7: "I am a global citizen and leader of global engagement in my personal and professional life!
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1: "I am just beginning my journey towards competence in virtual exchange, and have not had any virtual exchange experiences yet!”

7: "I am highly competent in virtual exchange and assist others in using virtual exchange to deepen their teaching practice!"

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Do you have access to...

Yes No Unsure

Please consider whether or not you will be teaching from your home, classroom or both this year when completing this question.
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Just A Few More Questions Before Departure!
Extra Credit: Help Reach the World bring the world into even more classrooms! We can only increase our impact through the support of educators like you.


Reach the World is proud to be a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We expand our work and deepen our impact throughout North America through generous support from individuals, foundations, and corporate partners. Thanks to this generosity, many Reach the World virtual exchange programs are free to teachers!

However, some of our programming is dependent on a subsidized fee paid by educators to help us defray the costs of delivering our program. If you choose a fee-based program, the RTW team will work with you to maximize the impact of our program while minimizing the cost to you. As a nonprofit organization, we will never turn away a classroom due to budgetary constraints. Trust us, there is a way to fit Reach the World into any budget!

If you have specific questions about the program's cost or the billing process, please email educators@reachtheworld.org.