Cultural Correspondents is an innovative way of partnering university study abroad students with classrooms in North Carolina, using the latest communications technologies.

The teachings that the study abroad students share are aligned to classroom concepts and curriculum, deepening the K-12 students’ cultural understanding and adding an international dimension to their studies. Cultural Correspondents have connected with NC classrooms from Chile, Denmark, Germany, New Zealand, and more, igniting students’ interest in learning about the world.

Go Global NC works with North Carolina’s study abroad offices to identify Cultural Correspondents and matches interested study abroad students with K-12 classroom teachers. Study abroad students prepare a 15-30 minute presentations or lessons once a month to share with their NC partner classroom. Both the scope and topic of the presentation(s) are determined in consultation with their host teacher in North Carolina.

For more information, contact Rachel Rosenbaum at

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