• Middle School/Grades 6-8
  • High School/Grades 9-12

Global Nomads Group’s Overcoming Bias Through Language Learning is a virtual exchange that promotes empathy, awareness, and action-orientation among middle and high aged youth in Mexico and the United States. The unique online curriculum includes activities to identify personal, societal, and linguistic biases and to strengthen skills in participants’ target language. Participants have multiple opportunities to engage in social cultural language learning through story exchanges with their peers. They also join live facilitated virtual conversations where they practice speaking with and listening to their target language with peers who are native English or Spanish speakers.


Young people in Mexico and the U.S. engage in an online curriculum that helps them identify personal and societal biases, analyze how language learning connects to the issue of bias, and create plans to overcome their own biases. Participants submit their own stories of encountering and reflecting on bias and read similar stories from other participants in either English or Spanish. They also join live virtual conversations with their international peers where they can interact with each other, share aspects of their cultures, and practice English or Spanish with native speakers as they discuss the curriculum.

Program Details

Number of Participants


U.S. States and Territories Reached
  • All U.S. States and Territories
Countries and Territories Reached
  • Mexico
Length of Exchange

Eight–12 weeks (two and a half hours/week)

If you are interested in bringing this program to your institution, complete this form.

Global Nomads Group’s Overcoming Bias Through Language Learning is funded by the Stevens Initiative, which is housed at the Aspen Institute and supported by the Bezos Family Foundation.