Multicultural High School, located on the Queens-Brooklyn border, has had the amazing opportunity to partner with the Global Nomads Group to foster a cultural exchange program. The school treats Global Nomads as a “study abroad” experience for high school students, but instead of traveling to a specific location, the students immerse themselves in a new culture virtually. Their aim in implementing the program was to facilitate a dialogue between youth from different cultures and foster a space where empathy and understanding can spring forth and grow. The tenth-grade class has been communicating and learning from and about students in Jordan. They meet once a week to exchange conversations constructed around stereotypes and multiple perspectives that exist in the world.
“As an educator, it fills me with pride and joy to witness my students learn and appreciate other cultures and societies,” said Ms. Hernandez, a tenth-grade ENL teacher at Multicultural HS.
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