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Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools

Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools

Learn About World Wise Schools


Peace Corps’ innovative Coverdell World Wise Schools program brings the Peace Corps experience home to American classrooms. The newly redesigned World Wise Schools site makes it easier than ever for you to find your favorite free cross-cultural learning materials including videos, lesson plans, podcasts, publications, and much more.

In addition to the online learning materials, WWS also enables educators to connect their classrooms with current and returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Visit the Classroom Correspondence and World Wise Speakers program pages today to sign up for one or both of these exciting programs!

All these resources seek to help U.S. educators to promote cultural awareness, broaden perspectives, and encourage service among their students. Visit the resources below to learn how you can bring the world home to your classroom!

How To Teach World Wise Schools
Enrich K–12 students with the dynamic cross-cultural materials, literature, videos, lessons, ideas, and services provided free by the World Wise Schools program.
Since its founding in 1989 by then-Director of the Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell, the World Wise Schools program has worked to fulfill the Third Goal of the Peace Corps: to educate Americans about the people and countries where Peace Corps Volunteers serve.
Success Stories
Read about educators’ classroom successes using the World Wise Schools program.