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The Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools program fosters an understanding of other cultures and global issues by providing online educational resources based on the Peace Corps experience and facilitating communication among U.S. learners and current and returned Peace Corps Volunteers.

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VIDEO: Happiness in Ethiopia
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • Intercultural Understanding

In Ethiopia, this is happiness.

Aparna Jayaraman Lesotho
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • Arts & Music
  • Intercultural Understanding

In Lesotho it may be apparent that there are hardships, however, it is also very apparent how much everyone loves music.

VIDEO: What does happiness mean in Mongolia?
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • Foreign Language
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • Mongolian

What is happiness in Mongolia? Watch individuals at the market, in their homes, outside school, and on the street share their response.

A woman pours terere from a glass pitcher into a glass in Paraguay
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • International Cuisine
  • Intercultural Understanding

Learn about "tereré", a traditional Paraguayan drink that brings joy to the community.

VIDEO: Highlighting happiness in Paraguay
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • Foreign Language
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • Spanish

"Alegría Paraguaya" or "Paraguayan Happiness" is a part of the culture of Paraguay.

Fiorella sits with women in bright traditional Peruvian clothing with a small lamb on her lap
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • Foreign Language
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • Spanish

What is joy in Peru? A group of high school students answer this question with an inside look at the culture, traditions and day-to-day happenings of life in a small town in the Andes Mountains of Peru.

VIDEO: Highlighting home in Cambodia
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • Foreign Language
  • Khmer

In the Khmer language of Cambodia, everyone addresses each another as family.

VIDEO: Highlighting home in Colombia
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • Foreign Language
  • Spanish

In Colombia the word "home" can mean many things, among them, respect, love and mutual care.

corn on the cob
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • International Cuisine

In Guatemala, home is where the corn grows.

VIDEO: Highlighting home in Guinea
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • Women & Gender

The hardworking women of Guinea show how making a place "home", is the work of heroes.

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VIDEO: Highlighting hospitality in Armenia
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • International Cuisine

Armenian people are known for their kindness and hospitality.

VIDEO: Hospitality in Lesotho
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • Intercultural Understanding

In Lesotho, random acts of kindness don't just make your day, they are your day!

VIDEO: Hospitality in Mongolia
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • International Cuisine

In Mongolia, you may be offered milk tea, a salty tea made with water, milk, tea leaves and salt.

VIDEO: Highlighting hospitality in Morocco
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • International Cuisine

The Moroccan tradition of hospitality is deeply rooted in their culture.

VIDEO: Hospitality in Morocco
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • International Cuisine
  • Foreign Language
  • Arabic

Tea is central to Moroccan hospitality.

VIDEO: Hospitality in Mozambique
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • International Cuisine
  • Foreign Language
  • Portuguese

Learn about Mozambique's culture of sharing, or "servido".

VIDEO: Hospitality in Peru
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • International Cuisine
  • Foreign Language
  • Spanish

Learn about some important dishes that are shared in Peru, including "cuy", or fried guinea pig.

VIDEO: Highlighting hospitality in Senegal
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • Intercultural Understanding

Learn about Senegal's culture of hospitality, known as "teranga".

VIDEO: Hospitality in The Gambia
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • International Cuisine

This is the story of an object that has an important place in The Gambia's culture of hospitality: the food bowl.

Khachapuri food from Georgia. Egg in bread.
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Video
  • International Cuisine

Learn how to make Khachapuri, a traditional Georgian dish of cheese-filled bread.

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