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Join us for our our
15th Anniversary
celebration on
Saturday, October 23rd, 2021.
This virtual event will begin at 2:00 pm (MDT) and will include greetings from Global One to One partners around the globe plus a lively panel discussion about the future of cultural exchange and how it can unify communities across the globe.

Click here for more details and to register!

In today’s interconnected world successful leaders possess cultural competence skills, value mutuality and empathy, and prioritize collaboration.



Global One to One builds global competency skills that empower students to be effective young leaders and future changemakers across the globe. 


Our flagship international student-to-student communication exchange is based in school classrooms and takes place over the course of an academic year. Students connect with peers in countries across the globe through our online virtual exchange where they develop new insights and deeper understanding of their place in the world, and discover how much we all share in common.

In addition, our customized virtual and in-person exchange programs for 2021-2022 include:

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The Jóvenes en Acción (Youth in Action) Program provides high school students from Mexico the opportunity to experience a one month exchange in the United States to build leadership, communication, English language, and community engagement skills. This year the program will be virtual.

We are currently seeking virtual host families to interact with participants in Mexico between October 11-November 7. Click here to apply!

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We are honored to have been awarded funding by the U.S. Department of State Embassy in Algiers, Algeria to host Youthink, a ground-breaking program that will link 80 high school students in Albuquerque, New Mexico with 80 peers in Ouargla and Béchar, Algeria from October 2021 to April 2022. 

We are currently seeking teachers and students in grades 8-12 to participate.

Click here to learn more or email

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This fall we are thrilled to have our first in-person exchange since the global pandemic began. Sponsored by the Congressional Office for International Leadership (COIL), we will welcome a congressional delegation of women entrepreneurs from Tajikistan.

We are currently seeking in-person home stay hosts in Albuquerque, NM!

Click here to apply to host today.


In 2007 our program began as Project PeacePal, an international pen-pal letter exchange, designed to provide youth across the globe with opportunities to directly communicate with each other. Since that time Project PeacePal has grown into the organization now known as Global One to One, and has connected over 18,000 students in 29 countries across the globe. Our unique approach cultivates intercultural understanding and empathy in a way that can only take place when we interact one to one.

During non-pandemic conditions our Engage One to One program provides opportunities for direct contact to improve crosscultural understanding. This is done by hosting groups from other countries as well as sponsoring activities that engage students in local community issues.

Find out how to become a host family for international visitors here.