At the top of the COVID-19 pandemic, when virtual discovering became the norm, the San Diego County Office environment of Schooling (SDCOE) and the Training Place of work of the Consulate of Spain arrived alongside one another to develop a virtual exchange application for pupils. 

Connecting younger men and women across the globe, the Dos Orillas Intercultural Trade Software partnered faculties in San Diego County with educational institutions in Spain to supply pupils and lecturers with genuine opportunities for meaningful conversation and collaboration in globe languages. 

In the 2020-21 faculty 12 months, far more than 1,100 learners with 38 instructors participated in this linguistic, cultural, and educational trade.

The Dos Orillas Intercultural Exchange System aims to extend intercultural understanding and international competence and advertise engagement and interaction. 

“Together, we have established a collaborative framework for a digital trade that supports our San Diego County learners as international citizens,” described Dr. Paul Gothold, San Diego County superintendent of educational facilities. “This yr, we’re growing it to contain universities in the Philippines also.”

SDCOE not long ago partnered with the Council for Teaching Filipino Language and Tradition and the Philippine Consulate Normal to develop the new Dalawang Baybayin Intercultural Exchange Application. Starting in the 2021-22 university 12 months, learners and lecturers in San Diego County have the opportunity to husband or wife with faculties in the Philippines virtually. 

Each programs present associate teachers in diverse countries to plan engaging, joint routines and give authentic opportunities for pupils to interact and apply their language competencies and cultural comprehension. 

If you are intrigued in obtaining information about the 2021-22 method chances, post an interest form.