During the Fall Semester of 2021, IVECA has been collaborating extensively with Incheon Metropolitan City Office of Education East Asia Global Education Institute (IEGI). The partnership began in July 2021, when IEGI participated in their first IVECA Global Virtual Summer Camp with students from Malaysia and India. Prior to the Fall Semester, a group of eighteen teachers from IEGI completed their basic level of teacher training for participation in IVECA programs.
This fall, groups of students from fifteen schools in Incheon, Korea, have joined the IVECA program, including students from elementary school, middle school, and high school. Students from IEGI are partnered with schools from Argentina, China, and Malaysia. So far, the teachers have been guiding their students through their intercultural activities with the partner school, prior to preparing for the Live Class presentations later in the semester.
Following the Live Class presentations, IEGI will be hosting a ceremony highlighting the projects their students completed through the IVECA program. Over the winter break and upcoming year, this partnership will facilitate intercultural exchange activities further by planning to have IEGI teachers complete the intermediate level of IVECA training and engage their students in Global Winter Camp and Virtual Exchange programs.