Global Education Coalition NYC

The Global Education Coalition is a network of NYC-based organizations whose primary objective is to support educators in the New York metropolitan area in creating globally competent youth for tomorrow's future.

Global Nomads Group (GNG)

132 Nassau St. Suite 822

New York, NY  10038


Organizational History/Mission
By leveraging technology, Global Nomads Group (GNG) seeks to provide all young people with a meaningful cross-cultural exchange during their education. Through virtual exchange programs, GNG serves as a vehicle for awareness, bridging the boundaries of cultural misconceptions, and instilling in our audience a heightened appreciation and comprehension of the world in which they live. GNG’s programs prepare students with the 21st century competencies to be career ready: the abilities to collaborate, empathize, and interact effectively with individuals from around the world.  Since founding in 1998, GNG has offered programs in 59 countries, on all seven continents, reaching more than one million young people. 

Geographic Location for Services
National; International 

Target Population
12-18 year olds; students in the 7th-12th grades in the U.S. and internationally

Formal/Informal Education

  • Inside and after schools; in the classroom and as extracurricular activities;
  • Programs are aligned with educational standards.

Educational Services

  • Educator Professional Development (PD) on topics such as fostering 21st century skills, incorporating technology into the classroom, facilitating dialogue, and building educational partnerships. PD sessions are offered either virtually and in-person for participating educators.
  • Virtual Youth Exchange Programs connect students and educators from two or more countries through a dynamic curriculum, online platforms, and/or interactive videoconferencing, to build cultural awareness and global citizenship through student-driven investigation and project-based learning assignments in two core subject areas:
    • Civic Engagement programs on topics such as cultural exchange, media literacy, child rights, women’s rights, and social change.
    • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) programs on topics such as global climate change, sustainable energy, and environmental action.
  • Virtual Reality Experiences to augment virtual exchange, fostering greater empathy and compassion. In January 2016, GNG will launch a VR lab to produce global VR experiences for the education community.

Direct inquiries are welcome:


Social Media: 

Hannah Weitzer
Program Director


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