An innovative global education initiative of the Peace Corps, Coverdell World Wise Schools seeks to engage U.S. students in inquiry about the world, themselves, and others, in order to broaden perspectives, promote cultural awareness, appreciate global connections, and encourage service.

Since its inception in 1989 at the initiative of late Peace Corps Director and U.S. Senator Paul D. Coverdell, millions of students in all 50 states and the District of Columbia have communicated directly with Peace Corps Volunteers all over the world. Initially set up as a correspondence match program between Volunteers and U.S. classes, Coverdell World Wise Schools has expanded its scope by providing a broad range of resources for educators- including award-winning videos, teacher guides, classroom speakers, a monthly e-newsletter, and an array of web-based classroom resources.

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