The world is becoming more interconnected. In the coming years, the best-prepared graduates will be those that have the ability to communicate, cooperate, and compete with counterparts, not just from North Carolina or the United States, but also from around the world. Alamance County is connected to the world in many ways, and Alexander Wilson Elementary School has recognized the need to prepare its students with these global competencies. AWE's global perspectives approach to instruction helps students gain the knowledge and skills they need to be active and engaged citizens in an interconnected, 21st Century world. The Global Passport Program centers on developmentally-appropriate geographic literacy and cultural connections across the curriculum. The program results in students who are able to understand global events within a meaningful context. AWE is looking forward to partnering with VIF International Education on this journey.