Dear [Teacher’s Name],
Thank you so much for welcoming our exchange students into your school! I’m writing to tell you about an exciting opportunity on November 16-November 20, International Education Week (IEW)!
IEW is an initiative from the Department of State promoting intercultural learning and understanding. This is a perfect time for schools to emphasize global competence, the ability to communicate across cultures and navigate cultural contexts effectively.
Would it be possible to schedule a time during or after IEW for me to come give a short presentation at your school or virtually, to share the importance of student exchange and engage students with cultural activities and opportunities abroad? I can be brief. Even 10 minutes would be great!
Additionally, AFS-USA has developed and curated the following resources and lesson plans to help educators promote cultural exchange and peace:
· Educator Toolbox – resources and lesson plans looking at various subjects through an intercultural cultural lens.
· The Global Educator Newsletter - sign up to receive a quarterly educator newsletter from AFS-USA which contains opportunities and additional resources.
I hope we can find time for a quick, insightful presentation or meeting — whatever works for you. In any case, thank you again for all you do for your students, school, and community!