• Elementary School/PreK-6
  • High School/Grades 9-12

iEARN-USA’s Compañeros de Clase Globales connects Spanish-speaking classrooms in Guatemala, Mexico, and the United States, engaging students in cross-cultural, collaborative learning while they examine compelling real-world issues and explore ways they can make a difference. Projects draw on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and are designed to be integrated into social studies, creative and language arts, or STEM curricula. Across each project, classrooms explore a common idea, such as robotics, building cultural competencies through shared literature, and investigating environmental issues that impact local and global communities.


Each program track has multiple components which help students develop global awareness while learning to have effective interactions across cultures:

  • Classroom activities
  • Live online sessions
  • Sharing student work with global peers and seeking feedback
  • Taking action through classroom, school, or community presentations of their learning

Students engage asynchronously with peers where they collectively reflect and share feedback on the activities they’ve worked on with their individual classes. Classes also engage in live video calls at critical points in the engagement to exhibit student work and share feedback. At the conclusion of the exchange, students share a final project addressing a Sustainable Development Goal with their peers in the virtual exchange along with their school and community.

Program Details

Number of Participants


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

Six–12 weeks (at least two hours/week)

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

iEARN-USA’s is funded by the Stevens Initiative, which is housed at the Aspen Institute and is supported by the Bezos Family Foundation.