Why is Global Competence Important?

We live an increasingly connected world with many issues that require global collaboration. Understanding more about other cultures is imperative.With cross-cultural connections forged through immersive experiences, JLMBD celebrates the diversity of the planet and the commonalities that connect us all.  


What Is the Challenge?

Most kids in the United States grow up not knowing about the rest of the world – from basic geography to a deeper understanding or even curiosity  about people who live in different places or have different cultural backgrounds.


What is Global Competence?

Global competence is gaining prominence in mainstream education as an essential 21st Century capacity that includes knowledge about diverse cultures around the world, empathetic and collaborative interpersonal skills, and respectful, open-minded attitudes shaped by learning and experience.