About World Wise Schools
The Coverdell World Wise Schools program brings the Peace Corps experience home to American classrooms. Since its founding in 1989 by then Peace Corps Director 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. More than 3 million students have participated in World Wise Schools programs, broadening their perspectives, increasing cultural awareness, understanding global connections, and performing community service.
World Wise Schools offers a variety of free cross-cultural learning resources to promote cultural awareness, broaden perspectives, and encourage service among students. Explore:
- Lesson plans and teaching materials
- Essays, photos, video clips, podcasts, and interviews from Volunteers during their service.
World Wise Schools also enables educations to connect their classrooms with current and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Visit Correspondence Match and Speakers Match to learn more about these programs.