The One To World Movement

When I first started at TC, a little over a year ago, I was determined to complement my formal education with formative experiences outside of the classroom. This is why in my first semester I tutored refugee children with the International Rescue Committee, and why I started working in the spring with the Office of International Services at our school. During the summer, I was a Senior Intern for the International Student Orientation here at TC and this fall I was selected by One To World as a Global Classroom Guide to work with students at various public schools in New York City.

The idea behind this project is to bring the world to New York City classrooms by bringing together higher education international students attending a US institution and K-12 students in workshops on different topics, such as the responsible use of water, issues of global citizenship and the possibilities of global careers. International students design and facilitate these workshops for children and youth in outer borough schools to foster intercultural exchange where it is most needed.

Our Global Guides training took place at the end of September and it was a Global Classroom experience in itself: undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world (Brazil, Philippines, Tunisia, Spain, India, and Turkey, among others –let’s not forget my home country, Uruguay!) came together to learn not only how to design and conduct workshops, but more importantly how to discover the topics that are closest to our hearts and the best ways to inspire these youngsters to become passionate activists for a better world.

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Lucia Caumont-Stipanicic is an international student from Uruguay and a second year Master’s degree candidate in Comparative and International Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

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