Links and Resources
Provided is a list of sites of interest. Please help us grow this list by submitting sites to the Global Pathways Project.

Resources Index
  1. International Opportunities and International Education Organizations
  2. Organizations and online resources bringing people from around the world together
  3. Research on the Importance of International Experience

1. International Opportunities and International Education Organizations

University of Michigan International Center A collective listing of international opportunities for students. This is one stop shopping for anyone looking to go abroad.

AFS AFS is a leader in intercultural learning and offers international exchange programs in over 50 countries around the world through independent, not-for-profit AFS organizations.

NAFSA Association of International Educators

2. Organizations and online resources bringing people from around the world together

Sister Cities Identify the connections your home town has with other cities around the world. Click here for Baltimore Sister Cities.

Global Voices Online A growing number of bloggers around the world are emerging as "bridge bloggers:" people who are talking about their country or region to a global audience. Global Voices is your guide to the most interesting conversations, information, and ideas appearing around the world on various forms of participatory media such as blogs, podcasts, photo sharing sites, and videoblogs.

ePals ePals connects 4.5 million students and teachers in 191 countries for teacher-designed cross-cultural and interactive projects. Classrooms use monitored email, language translation, discussion boards, maps, and more to work and learn together. Find a partner classroom and collaborate on school projects, practice foreign language skills and establish international friendships.

Global Gateway An international website that enables teachers and students to engage in creative partnerships with peers in other country. This British program provides quick access to comprehensive information on how to develop an international dimension to education.

Global Nomad Group (GNG) Global Nomads Group allows educators to begin integrating live "in-country learning" experiences into their teaching. GNG provides the essential elements for successful worldwide broadcast conferencing: in-country counterparts, technology, planning, collaborative projects, distance learning processes, equal access, and curriculum materials. All, or some, components are coordinated, whether for a one-hour broadcast conference or ongoing sessions.

Global School Net (GSN) Global SchoolNet Foundation partners with schools, communities and businesses to provide online collaborative learning programs that prepare students for the workforce and help them to become responsible global citizens. GSN is a not-for-profit educational organization that has been linking classrooms around the world since 1984. GSN's free membership program provides project-based learning support materials, resources, activities, lessons and special offers from Global SchoolNet partners.

International Education and Resource Network (iEARN) iEARN is a non-profit organization made up of over 15,000 schools in 100 countries. iEARN empowers teachers and young people to work together online using the Internet and other new communications technologies. Approximately 750,000 - 1,000,000 students each day are engaged in collaborative project work worldwide. Since 1988, iEARN has pioneered on-line school linkages to enable students to engage in meaningful educational projects with peers in their countries and around the world. iEARN is an inclusive and culturally diverse community, a safe and structured environment in which young people can communicate, an opportunity to apply knowledge in service-learning projects, and a community of educators and learners making a difference as part of the educational process.

The JASON Project The JASON Project is an Internet-based, multi-disciplinary program that draws from and stimulates students' imagination to enhance the classroom experience. Very international in scope, the program allows students to work with scientists dispatched to locations throughout the world to examine the earth's biological, geographical, and historical development.

People to People International (PTPI) The PTPI School and Classroom Program pairs similar-age classrooms in different countries. Two classrooms form a partnership so students may work together on educational projects that improve their cultural understanding of one another. Projects as simple as pen pals or more complex to examine specific subjects or issues are offered in a program manual, which also provides guidance for effective communication and collaboration between classrooms.

SEED Project, Schlumberger Scientists and engineers share their expertise in grade-appropriate articles and experiments with students from around the world. Available in six languages, students can conduct science projects and share results with international peers. See teacher corner to get started.

Schools Online Schools Online is a non-profit organization that develops innovative learning models utilizing Information and Communication Technology (ICT). In 1996, Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Kamran Elahian, founded Schools Online to address the growing global digital divide. Initially, Schools Online focused on the United States by providing Internet access to over 5,700 under-served schools including Native American reservations, rural Appalachia and Alaska, and the inner cities. Schools Online has a worldwide focus today, helping those marginalized and under-served schools located in developing and emerging countries. Outside the United States, Schools Online has implemented programs at 387 schools in 32 countries, empowering students worldwide with access to information and communication resources.

UN CyberSchoolBus The UN CyberSchoolBus provides lesson plans and project ideas on global issues that classrooms from around the world can work on collaboratively. These topics provide learning opportunities that will lead students to explore and develop social responsibility. The website includes thousands of pages with links to UN documents and other sites. Teachers and students can access information they need to learn about global issues and participate in finding solutions to global problems.

UNICEF Voices of Youth Voices of Youth has been developed as part of UNICEF's 50th Anniversary celebration. Through Voices of Youth, you can take part in an electronic discussion about the future as we face the 21st century. Students discuss how this world can become a place where the rights of every child are protected, that is, the right to live in peace, to have decent shelter, to be healthy and well-nourished, to have clean water, to play, to go to school, and to be protected from violence, abuse, and exploitation.

3. Research on the Importance of International Experience
The International Education Programs Service performs planning, policy development, and grant administration functions for the international education programs.

The World Daily news and analysis radio program, co-production of The BBC World service, PRI and WGBH, Boston.