Creating Global Understanding
Our Culture Connect program creates connections between students in Canada and Latin America to build global friendships, exchange knowledge, and shift perspectives.
Culture Connect programs are offered in a variety of formats including virtual exchanges, in-person Outreach Trips, and additional special events.
What is a Virtual Exchange ?
Virtual exchanges allow students from across Canada and around the globe to connect through video calls and online discussion forums. Each program is built around a series of fun, interactive workshop activities designed to spark thought-provoking conversations, and inspire action for sustainable global development.
Each virtual exchange program includes:
- Pre-exchange training to prepare for the experience
- A series of 5-8 video calls hosted in a small group format with the support of translators
- Ongoing online discussions (using Slack)
What is an Outreach Trip?
Outreach Trips are 7-14 day experiences providing travellers the opportunity to support the implementation of SOS’ global projects while having an immersive, life-changing cross-cultural experience designed to inspire lifelong action for sustainable development.
Outreach Trips are currently paused until further notice due to Covid-19.
Durham College Students
Become an Educational Partner
SOS always works with schools (K-12 and P.S.E) to organize customized Culture Connect programs.
Upcoming Culture Connect Programs
Our Global Impact
Thanks to the fundraising efforts of SOS’ Chapters, as well as our donors and sponsors, we’ve supported +235 projects helping improve quality of education in underserved communities.