What is the GE Experience?

The GE Experience Vision

The GE Experience is built on a dream to inspire students to engage in learning about the world around them. We believe one of the most important things we can instill in students is a passion for global citizenship. We aim to inspire their imaginations by introducing them to new landscapes, interesting cultures, foreign languages, and world history. We operate with the understanding that student curiosity is tantamount to success in the classroom. So how do we do it?

Leading up to 2012, we crafted the Global Encounter Experience, an unique experience following us on a 11 month journey around the world through over 20 countries. With dozens of classrooms totaling more than 1,500 elementary school students from around the country came on board, the GE Experience was about to take flight.

What kind of impact is GE Experience having on students? See for yourself:

What students think of GE Experience...

It is important to me because it actually made me feel like I can do things that are big to. Now I feel like I should learn more about the world and take care of it even more.

Global Encounter changed my way of seeing different cultures around the world. I realized that every country has their own religion and way of life. In my opinion Global Encounter is important because it teaches others about cultures that they may not have heard of.

I realized that everyone is the same even if they believe in unlikely things and ideas, and that no one should judge and treat anybody differently. I had fun researching about and experiencing what all of the countries you went to are like.