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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!

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Planning Your Journey
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.
  • 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.

You can choose Travelers, Explorers or both!
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).
Note: You may be eligible for a discount or scholarship. Please indicate what you level of support you would prefer! A member of the RTW team will discuss with you how this support can fit into 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

Choose all that apply!

Please write a number (i.e. "5" instead of "five")

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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! 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.