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A free Student to World online course from Global Nomads Group

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Learn ways to achieve financial stability and justice, compare large corporations and small businesses, and think critically about how trade and labor conditions shape financial realities worldwide.

Finance provides youth with knowledge and skills to equip them to explore a career in the financial field. Youth consider ways that careers in finance promote a person’s or country’s financial stability and how the notion of financial stability varies between and within countries, communities, and circumstances. Youth learn how the finance industry approaches concepts of justice and sustainability, explore pay differentials based on gender, concepts of ‘rich’ and ‘poor’, as well as how small and large businesses affect local economies. They will think critically about how trade and labor conditions shape financial realities worldwide. From personal finances to global dynamics of consumer culture and dependency networks, youth will learn how to prepare for a career in finance.

Global Nomads Group leverages the power of storytelling to promote empathy and bring social issues to life through day-to-day realities. Read real, impactful, stories from youth participants around the world that reveal deep truths about global issues. Then youth can enhance the conversation by sharing their own stories with fellow Student to World users and participate in moderated live conversations.

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About The Course

Who Should Register

Classroom teachers and school administrators.

Group leaders & mentors
Afterschool programs and groups, faith-based organizations, scouting, clubs, etc.

Independent learners
Individual youth participants


Designed by Youth for Youth

Each Student to World course is a product of Global Nomads Group’s unique Content Creation Lab, a virtual internship program that brings together youth leaders from around the world. Working under the guidance of subject matter experts, these participants study, synthesize information, and create age-appropriate content for their peers.

Chief of Programs and Learning Sandra Stein, Ph.D., describes the Content Creation Lab process.

“Student to World is successful in building students’ global awareness, 21st Century Skill of communication & collaboration, action-orientation, and empathy.”

Cogent Evaluation, Program Evaluation (2020)

Text + Video Formats

Experience this content through your choice of learning paths.

Text-based course

Includes written text, images, videos, and multimedia.

Content is available in a growing selection of languages.

Video-based course

The same content, but explained through video conversations.

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Learning Modules

Module 1: Everyday Financial Scales

Youth explore the impact finance has on individuals, communities, and circumstances. They observe pay differentials based on gender, and share stories about financial inequalities.

Module 2: Everyday Financially Connected

Youth learn about small versus large businesses, exploring entrepreneurism, effects of small businesses on the local economy, and investments.

Module 3: Everyday Interdependent Sustainability

Youth explore the concept of trade, learning components that come into play such as worker exploitation, MNCs (Multinational Corporations), ESGs (Environmental, Social and Governance standards.) and more.

Module4: Everyday Action

Youth read about the skills needed for a career in finance. They design goals in order to further explore a career in the financial field, keeping in mind the importance of justice and sustainability.

Learning Objectives

  • Define and understand the role of money in economies.
  • Understanding sustainable finance practices.
  • Understand how financial inequality disproportionately affects certain subgroups; particularly due to gender.
  • Understand economic inequality.
  • Understand that financial inequality exists within countries, communities, and life circumstances.
  • Explore trade routes and global interdependencies.
  • Explore the effect Multinational Corporations have on the environment.
  • Examine the differences between small and large businesses.
  • Learn about environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria that companies around the globe are starting to implement.

Standards Alignments

Career Ready Practices

Attend to personal health and financial well-being.

  • Consider the environmental, social and economic impacts of decisions.
  • Plan education and career path aligned to personal goals.


Finance Career Cluster (FN)

  • Implement safety, health and environmental controls to ensure a safe and productive financial workplace.


Accounting Career Pathway (FN-ACT)

  • Utilize career-planning concepts, tools and strategies to explore, obtain and/or develop an accounting career.


Business Finance Career Pathway (FN-BFN)

  • Manage the use of financial resources to ensure business stability.


United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

  • Goal 5: Gender Equality
  • Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
  • Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production


CASEL Social & Emotional Learning

  • Self Awareness
  • Self Management
  • Responsible Decision Making


Asia Society Global Competencies

  • Investigate the world
  • Recognize perspectives
  • Communicate ideas
  • Take Action


21st Century Skills

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Information Literacy
  • Media Literacy
  • Technology Literacy
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Initiative and Self-Direction
  • Productivity and Accountability
  • Leadership and Responsibility
  • The Common Career Technical Core (CCTC)

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