Project Profile

Global Nomads Group

project locations
  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • Mexico City

Overcoming Bias Through Language Learning

Global Nomads Group’s Overcoming Bias Through Language Learning is a virtual exchange that promotes empathy and awareness among middle and high schoolers in Mexico and the United States through language learning.

The unique curriculum includes activities to identify personal, societal, and linguistic biases. Participants share their own stories and read stories submitted by other participants, yielding real material (i.e. authentic content not created just for instruction) for language education. Live conversations allow students to practice their oral and listening skills with peers who are native English or Spanish speakers.


Students in Mexico and the U.S. use a shared 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 firsthand stories of encountering and reflecting on bias and read similar stories from other participants. Students also join live 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.

  • Number of Participants: 273
  • Participant Age Group: Middle school/Grades 6-8, High school/Grades 9-12

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. 

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