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Welcome, Educators!

We are so excited to prepare you for your virtual exchange journey. 

Please answer some questions about you, your school and your students to assist Reach the World in finding the right traveler and/or explorer for you. Are you ready? Let's go!

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Tell Us About You!

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

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Your Virtual Exchange Journey

Choose all that apply!

This school year, you can embark on virtual exchange journeys with travelers, explorers or both! Travelers are college students or recent college graduates 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.

Explorers are scientists and other professionals on expeditions who will share their experiences abroad with your classrooms and others on a one-explorer-to-many-classrooms basis. Most of these virtual exchanges last between four and eight weeks, with a select few lasting longer. Reach the World livestreams many video calls with explorers via their YouTube channel to make them accessible to as many classrooms as possible

Explorer Program
In the Reach the World Explorer Program, you can connect your students with explorers in three different ways:
  • Virtual Field Trip - Connect two or more of your classrooms with an explorer on a video call
  • On-Demand Expedition - Connect your classroom(s) with an explorer's concluded expedition
  • Live Expedition - Connect your classroom(s) with an explorer currently traveling or researching abroad (Note: Due to COVID, some live expeditions may be with explorers who will share experiences on a recently-concluded expedition).
For more information about the Explorer Program, visit https://athome.reachtheworld.org/explore/

All options come with opportunities to participate in video calls, so choose all that apply!

Hold the ctrl/⌘ key to select as many as you want!

Hold the ctrl/⌘ key to select as many as you want!

Hold the ctrl/⌘ key to select as many as you want!
Traveler Program
Reach the World offers four different journey packages this year! They are:
  • Wayfinder Journey (Free): Access to the RTW journey library; invitations to join live and on-demand livestream events; and regular newsletters about upcoming events and opportunities.
  • Backpacker Journey ($225): Everything in the Wayfinder Journey package, plus a match with a(n) traveler or explorer who will take you and your students on a customized 6- to 12-week virtual exchange journey.
  • Navigator Journey ($350): Everything in the Backpacker Journey package, plus virtual support from a Global Learning Leader (GLL), traveler/explorer message support, and video call support.
  • Trailblazer Journey ($550): Everything in the Navigator Journey package plus in-person Global Learning Leader (GLL) support (*NYC area only).
You may be eligible for a discount/scholarship that partially or even fully eliminates the fee(s) for RTW programming! A member of the RTW team will contact you to discuss how any package can fit your budget.

Choose all that apply! If you need more information to decide which journey fits your classroom needs, email us at educators@reachtheworld.org

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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 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. We ask that partner educators pay a subsidized fee to help us defray the costs of delivering our program, but we will never turn away a classroom due to budgetary constraints. Additionally, we offer program scholarships and discounts related to specific grants and partnerships with other organizations. 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.