Connecting tomorrow's leaders today.
Connecting with each other to build mutual understanding
Global One to One builds global competency skills that empower students to be effective young leaders and future changemakers across the globe.
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.
Global One to One offers two programs that provide opportunities for direct connection and engagement:
Connect One to One is the PeacePal international student-to-student communication exchange. Over the course of an academic year, classroom students exchange hand-written letters and video greetings with peers in countries across the globe. The PeacePal process leads students to develop new insights and deeper understanding that can only come through one to one connections.
Find out how to apply to be part of the program here.
Engage One to One 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.
Volunteer in a youth civic engagement project here.
At a time of increasing global challenges and threats such as inequality, exclusion, violence, and sectarianism worsened by local tensions and conflicts which undermine humanity's cohesion, learning to live together among all members of the global community becomes more topical than ever before.
- Irina Bokova,
former Director-General of UNESCO
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