We need your help. Do you know of global learning initiatives in California? Please email us and let us know. See the infographic below, and read on for resources and ways to organize a state plan.

Get involved

Click on the links in the sidebar to see what other states are doing. Twenty-five states have grassroots initiatives and/or policy supporting global learning.

A practical way to get started is to gather policy, business, education, and community stakeholders. With stakeholder perspectives and involvement, make a plan for statewide reform.

Tools to help

If the state department of education is taking the lead on a global learning initiative, please email us at the Asia Society and Longview Foundation.


California State University International Programs

Global and International Studies Program - UC Santa Barbara

Los Angeles World Affairs Council

World Affairs Council of Inland S. California (Riverside)

World Affairs Council of Monterey Bay

World Affairs Council of N.California (San Francisco)

World Affairs Council of Orange County

San Diego World Affairs Council

World Affairs Council of Sonoma County

World Affairs Council of the Desert (Palm Springs)

World Affairs Council of California Central Coast

Santa Barbara & Tri-Counties United Nations Association

Fusion International Arts Center, Sacramento

Russian Center of San Francisco

Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California

Mexican Cultural Center of Northern California

Brazilian Center for Cultural Exchanges of Sacramento

The Center for Global Education – CA resources

Global Competence Resources

Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) partnered to define global competence and the skills and abilities that students need to demonstrate to be globally competent.