Reach the World makes the benefits of travel accessible to all communities, inspiring students to become curious, confident and compassionate global citizens. Enabled by our virtual exchange platform , classrooms and volunteer travelers explore the world together. Since 1998, RTW has been a leader in the effort to ensure that all students are prepared to participate, interact and thrive in today's global community and economy.
Virtual exchanges — defined as sustained, technology-enabled, people to people education programs — can vastly expand the number and diversity of young people who have access to profound cross-cultural experiences as part of their education.
Reach the World's virtual exchange programs ensure that all communities can access the power of positive, personal global networks and experiences. RTW builds ecosystems of global engagement in impoverished and isolated communities, engaging K-12, higher education and corporate partners cross-cultural exchange. In RTW's virtual exchanges, young adult travelers who are studying, working or exploring abroad connect directly into the curriculum in RTW's K-12 partners classrooms, enriching learning across the disciplines and inspiring youth to become curious, confident and compassionate global citizens.
A leader in international virtual exchange since 1998, Reach the World has already connected more than 33,000 youth to positive, personal global networks. RTW's partners include the Institute of International Education, Teach For America, Dartmouth College, Miami Dade College, the MENAR Fellowship, Princeton in Asia and a growing roster of other institutions who prioritize cross-cultural exchange. RTW is headquartered in New York City and Washington, D.C.