Center for International Virtual Schooling (d.b.a. IVECA International Virtual Schooling) is a US-based 501c(3) non-profit organization in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations ECOSOC and associated with the UN-DPI. The Center coordinates and conducts the International Virtual Schooling project in a systematic and practical way. The Center envisions that the international transformation of school systems towards International Virtual Schooling fulfills its fundamental goal to contribute to making a better world, as stated in the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 2037(XX), December 7, 1965:
“The education of the young and exchanges of young people and of ideas in a spirit of peace, mutual respect and understanding between peoples can help to improve international relations and to strengthen peace and security.”
Through the internationally connected school system, the Center implements Intercultural Virtual Exchange of Classroom Activities (IVECA) into regular school curricula and university courses around the world. It aims to produce interculturally competent global citizens who are capable of understanding and reconciling cultural diversity, utilizing knowledge and information, and working collaboratively with people in different cultures using different languages.
- To transform school education to meet the needs of the culturally varied and knowledge-based global society of the 21st century,
- To create a collaborative and sustainable platform of technological and instructional support for the participation of teacher and students in intercultural virtual classroom activities,
- To facilitate on-going professional, academic, and intercultural dialogue among educational stakeholders, and
- Ultimately, to contribute towards greater acceptance and familiarization between people around the world for peace and sustainable development