Education Without Borders International
Ed Intl is a non-profit organization serving youth of all cultures, races, and socio-economic backgrounds. We are experts in international education and youth development, using experiential learning to inspire young people to become life long learners and active citizens of the world.
We provide educational experiences beyond the classroom and around the world to develop the next generation of
responsible global citizens focused on sustainable development and human rights.
Who we serve
Our students come from urban communities in California and New York, interested in international travel and global
issues. These high school students from 10th-12th grade are reflections of the globalized world we live in, many are
recent immigrants and/or come from diverse social, economic and cultural backgrounds. Our programs are focused
on college preparation for our students and support their personal and academic growth through hands-on activities
that build their confidence and deepen their understanding of the world.
Our 3 Pillars of Learning
1. Learning must be experiential
In order for learning to be transformative it must be based in real world experiences. We learn best by doing, through intrinsically motivating activities, through teaching others, and working cooperatively. Taking young people out of their comfort zones and teaching them to interact professionally, to perform service, and travel outside of their neighborhoods is a way for them to grow intomore thoughtful and capable adults.
2. Academics must be relevant
Academic learning must be connected to real world problems. Young people often have a hard time learning facts or developing skills in literacy or mathematics that are difficult for them without a why! As educators we need to connect our content and skills to addressing real needs in the 21st century and make the application of knowledge explicit.
3. Relationships are the key
Strong communication skills and a strong social network are the keys to long-term health and success. None of us would be where we are today without the support of many helping hands along the way. The sad truth is that not all youth are given equal access to the social capital that paves the way for success. We need to give youth the tools to express themselves and develop a supportive network of mentors to help guide them along life’s journey.