Student to World
Free Online Courses
These unique online courses use youth storytelling to bring social issues to life through day-to-day realities.
Each course – designed in our Content Creation Lab youth internship program – provides an age-appropriate introduction to pressing issues. Youth learners can read real, impactful stories from other youth course participants around the world, share their own, and participate in moderated live conversations
These courses are ideal for in-person and virtual classrooms, adult-led youth groups, and homeschooled and individual learners ages 13-19.
To register for Student to World, please select one of the following courses.
Film & Media
Medicine & Scientific Research
Designed by 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 from around the world. Working under the guidance of subject matter experts, these interns research, 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.
Learning Goals, Standards Alignment, and Impact
Each course includes interactive lessons with clear learning goals as well as alignment to recognized international educational standards like the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Asia Society Global Competencies, 21st Century Skills, and CASEL Social & Emotional Learning (links open in a new window). Visit each course page for specific standard alignments.
“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)
A comprehensive evaluation of student surveys and student stories by Cogent Evaluation found that the Student to World program successfully builds empathy, increases global awareness, promotes collaboration, and improves communications skills.
Text + Video Formats
Each Student to World course includes both text-based and video-based formats.
Text-based courses are available in English, Arabic, and a growing number of languages.
Video-based courses include American Sign Language interpretation as well as closed captioning in English and Arabic.
Privacy, Inclusion, Safety, and Accessibility
Global Nomads Group honors our participants’ privacy, safety, and ability to participate.
All course content is designed to be accessible to a wide range of participants by using alternative text for images and closed captioning and American Sign Language interpretations for videos.