Through online, teacher-facilitated exchanges, iEARN-USA’s BRIDGE (Building Respect through International Dialogue and Global Education) Program will enable students in the United States and the Middle East and North Africa to engage in deep, interactive social learning. Through various technologies and educational techniques, entire classes and schools will be able to access high-quality international and cross-cultural education. Thematic BRIDGE projects are aligned with one or more of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Students will work on improving global quality of life in the areas of the environment, civic education, heritage, identity, and tradition, food security, and arts and media production. The BRIDGE program will offer professional training for participating educators, and will work to build capacity in each of the MENA-region countries for continuing and expanding sustainable, virtual exchanges.
Each country will participate in its own exchange program with a United States counterpart: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar, Morocco, Israel/Palestinian Territories, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Connecticut, Illinois, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington, D.C.
Partners in the Middle East and North Africa
iEARN Algeria, Egyptian Education Resources Association, iEARN Israel, iEARN Jordan, Lebanon International Education Association, Moroccan Education and Resource Network, iEARN Palestine, Reach Out to Asia, Tunisia Education and Resource Network, iEARN UAE, SOUL Yemen
Partners in the United States
Dreamyard, Chicago Public Schools, D.C. Public Schools, Fairfax County Schools, Lincolnton County Public Schools, Gilbert School
Student Age Group
Middle school, high school