The future is here, and it is global! Thanks to technology, the world is multicultural, multilingual, and more connected than ever before. The way we interact with communities around the world impacts national security, environmental conservation, and economic development. Global education is the key to preparing young people to succeed in this interconnected world. So what is global education? What are the benefits? And why is it here to stay?
If one takes the highways straight from New York City to Austin, Texas, the journey takes approximately 26 hours this was the path that the PenPal Schools team set out upon when they left New York City. 26 hours is a long time and the long stretches of highway afforded the team plenty of opportunity to think about how far they had come and what they had learned along the way.
For the last stop on the Drive to D.C., the PenPal Schools team went to New York City, where they engaged with students at CASA and drove around the bright, neon-lit streets of the Big Apple.
Neither learning languages with a PenPal nor communicating with him or her via technology are new concepts; however, PenPal Schools makes the process fun and easy. In this post we will consider two academic studies that support the benefits of a platform dedicated to PenPal exchanges.
PenPal Schools connects over 100,000 students in 170 countries to learn together.