Being a Global Citizen is more important today, than ever.


“We are not citizens of just our hometowns or nations, “but of the world.”

– Socrates

Building relationships across cultures is vital to creating a more peaceful and just world. A global citizen is someone who is aware of and understands the wider world - and their place in it. They take an active role in their community, and work with others to make our planet more equal, fair and sustainable.

Global citizens try to understand other people and have empathy for them. Global citizens act fairly in their choices, their decisions, and their words. Global citizens believe that every person has equal importance and value. Global citizens are willing to help, learn from, and cooperate with others.

Ready to act?

We believe that people learn best by doing—and then reflecting on their actions. We encourage reflection throughout each of our exchange program activities to help participants absorb what they are learning and understand how they can use that knowledge once they return home. The experiences you have can help you find what you stand for, and the mark you want to leave on our planet.