Our Impact

Since its founding in 2002, World Savvy has impacted nearly 700,000 students and over 5,000 educators.

By 2020, World Savvy expects to reach more than 1.4 million students through our programs.

Teachers report:

  • 90%

    of students developed global competence.

  • 89%

    of students grew in teamwork and cross-cultural collaboration.

  • 84%

    felt more confident their projects would change the world.

  • 82%

    were inspired to do more with their project.

Spotlight On: Mery and Raika

Mery and Raika were part of a World Savvy Classroom that focused on human trafficking around the world, and in their Minnesota community. They developed a campaign to bring awareness to the issue, and help educate Minnesotans about how they can help prevent trafficking, and presented their campaign at the World Savvy Festival.

For many World Savvy students like Mery and Raika, their own rich stories significantly influence their perspectives on these issues.

“We have to stop it by talking to elected officials, and teaching people that an understanding of the issue and awareness about trafficking can help prevent it.” 

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Featured Program


The GCC is the first-of-its-kind, online, graduate-level certificate program in global competence education for in-service K-12 teachers.

The program combines engaging online coursework, immersive fieldwork with partners across the globe, and collaborative practice groups to help educators integrate global competence into their practice.

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We must focus on integrating international perspectives into our classrooms. It is through education and exchange that we become better collaborators, competitors and compassionate neighbors in this global society.

Arne Duncan
Former Secretary of Education