At Alpha Partners Education, our mission is to internationalize secondary school education around the world, preparing youth for global challenges and opportunities. Since 2014, Alpha Exchange has served this mission by building partnerships between over 50 schools across 20 US and Chinese cities and facilitating two-way homestay exchanges for 1,000 of their students. In order to cultivate the institutional culture and global awareness required for these programs to expand and thrive, we have expanded our mission to provide travel opportunities for school leaders from China and the US for both personal and professional growth.
As educators in the 21st century, we are challenged to prepare our students with the skills, knowledge and experiences that prepare them to come together across the globe and address the critical and complex issues facing our world today. It is therefore our responsibility to develop our own cultural competency in order to support the development of global understanding in our students. We can then design learning experiences that better reflect cross-cultural understanding and prepare our students to be global citizens.