Our mission is to create global learning environments that empower individuals to collaboratively address 21st-century questions, and cultivate adaptive, innovative, compassionate, and culturally competent practices.
Global Education Allies curates immersive experiences at diverse locations, transcending traditional classroom boundaries, and creates spaces for educators, students, and community leaders to lead meaningful conversations on a global level.
GEA believes travel and learning should be fun, meaningful and investigative. Our investigative trips often take us to locations that excel in the following ways: They empower teachers, value student voice, encourage skills for a sustainable future, value diverse knowledge systems, nurture compassionate classrooms, celebrate 21st century skills, facilitate culturally competent and ecologically responsive teaching and support overall innovative teaching practices.
Our Guiding Principles
We do this through our guiding principles:
Build a reciprocal exchange of ideas and best practices at the locations we visit
Value the relationships we build at every school and community we connect with
Create an environment of reflection on our investigative journeys
Foster mutual respect and enhance that respect through a rich library of resources and optional study materials for before and after our programs
Act in responsive ways within the cultures we visit and implement and demonstrate culturally competent techniques throughout our journe
Foster an environment for rejuvenation, encouraging connections with fellow educators, providing space to connect with the natural environment and encouraging practices that promote well-being
GEA leads teachers, administrators, students, and community leaders on organized tours with these specific objectives in mind:
Learn valuable insights and best practices from diverse school systems and classrooms globally.
Maximize human potential
Cultivate the vision and skills needed for a more sustainable future
Hone the skills and attitudes needed for future generations to lead a more meaningful, fulfilling and prosperous existence
Nurture the shared stories that highlight our common human experience, and celebrate and recognize the differences that make our world community richer
Over the past nine years, we have organized numerous professional development excursions to the US, Northern Europe, East Africa, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, and the South Pacific. A significant number of our 500+ past participants are returning alumni from previous programs. We have worked with 60+ different schools, non-profit organizations, universities, national centers of testing, and ministries of education. Our teachers have built a strong community of practice, exchanging ideas and doing collaborative projects in their classrooms.