Global Citizens Academy is a civic engagement project that aims to bridge the University of Nebraska international students with the community through making them teach about the world in an Omaha area upper elementary school, Montessori Children’s Room. The program helps the elementary students learn more about world geography and understand how interconnected our lives with the world. It helps UNO international students integrate better to the larger community. Every Fall, international students visits the elementary school on weekly basis to talk about their own countries through informal conversations. The international students are provided with engaging materials about the country covered.
For a story about the program, see, “Effort Brings Together Different Cultures, Generations” at UNO News.