"You will be proud to know that village students in a rural setting in Ghana now know more about Kentucky in particular and USA as whole more than their friends in the cities here who do not have such pen-pal access."
-Yayravi David, Head of Crossover International Academy, Ghana
Give your students the opportunity to share their culture!
Books as Bridges offers international classrooms the opportunity to communicate with youth across the globe, build international friendships and share culture. Each year, students in Kentucky are connected to over 50 International Book Project (IBP) book recipient classrooms. Students share their culture through letters, photos, and artwork throughout the school year.
A Service-Learning Program
As part of the Books as Bridges program, international partners receive the following:
With the resources provided, Books as Bridges partner teachers are given the opportunity to use the traditional pen-pal experience as an educational tool in their classrooms. Students not only gain a new friend, but they also practice their language skills as they take their first steps in becoming a global citizen.
International partners for the Books as Bridges program are IBP book recipient classrooms, Peace Corps Volunteers, and schools and educational organizations with an interest in increasing cultural literacy. International partner candidates must have frequent and reliable internet access to be a part of Books as Bridges. This is the best and most reliable way for teachers in the US and abroad to communicate.
International partners who are not interested in Books as Bridges and wish only to apply for books from the International Book Project can be directed to IBP’s website here.
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