We help teachers bring the world to North Carolina classrooms

NC Teacher in India.2013

In a world increasingly characterized by globalization, interconnectedness, and interdependence, it is essential young people have the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to live and work in a global society. In order to prepare students for these challenges, they must have teachers who understand global processes and can employ a global perspective in the classroom. Since 1991, Go Global NC (formerly the Center for International Understanding) has provided study abroad programs to help educators bring the world to North Carolina classrooms. Teachers from all grade levels and all subject areas use what they learned to ignite an interest in global cooperation and competition.

Through our Global Teachers opportunities:

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  • More than 800 K-12 teachers and administrators have studied abroad.
  • The education systems, histories, and cultures of 14 different countries have been explored.
  • Hundreds of original global lesson plans have been developed and implemented.

Empowering teachers to engage the world

In 2017, twenty-eight teachers returned from Germany filled with ideas for infusing NC classrooms with a global perspective and new ways of teaching. Check out our recap of their program for lots of great pictures and highlights of teachers’ learnings from around the world and serving North Carolina.

Sponsor a Global Teacher: coming soon

For information regarding the Global Teachers Program, please contact Nick Rau at narau@northcarolina.edu or Meredith Henderson at mlh@northcarolina.edu