Advancing international understanding
in the Fulbright tradition
Advancing international understanding in the Fulbright tradition
307 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2003 | New York, NY 10001
t. 212.431.1195 | f. 212.941.6291
Global Classroom

Become a Global Guide

As an international student or scholar living in the New York City metropolitan area, we welcome you to join us in bringing dynamic intercultural learning experiences to youth in NYC and NJ schools and after-schools. 


We are only offering virtual training and workshops for the spring 2021 semester. Please find the application for the 2020-2021 school year here.

Apply to be a virtual Global Guide if...

  • You are comfortable speaking English in front of a group.
  • You are energetic and enthusiastic.
  • You are excited about sharing your culture with NYC and NJ students, while also
    enriching your own understanding of American culture.
  • You hope to develop your public speaking and presentation skills & connect with young people of all ages through fun, engaging workshops.
  • You are anywhere in the world! As long as you have some availability between 8 AM and 6 PM NYC time, you can apply to be a Global Guide.  

As a virtual Global Guide, you will:

  • Learn to design engaging classroom lessons for primary and secondary students through the training and mentorship of Global Classroom staff.
  • Learn how to interact with students through a virtual platform. 
  • Develop and lead workshops about your country, culture & unique perspective with the support of a Global Classroom educator.
  • Empower young people of all ages to navigate the world and explore new perspectives.
For more information on becoming a Global Guide, contact Adana, Director of Global Classroom, or call (212) 431-1195.


  • Global Guide from Kenya, Rutgers University

    Global Classroom is just as much a cultural adventure for me as it is for the students. It gives me a chance to see my own country from the eyes of others.


  • Chinese international student teaching public school student how to write Mandarin characters at school
  • Peruvian international student showing K-12 student her country on a world map
  • French student and Global fellow intern hold signs with 3rd grade public school students
  • International student in NYC shows NYC public school student a globe to find his country
  • Four New York CIty students in elementary school show their class work
  • Global Fellow points to Bronx student's work during her lesson
  • Fulbright scholar listens to two public school elementary students' ideas during her lesson