Check out the Peacecorps website about how WorldWise Schools matches up a class and the teacher with a Peacecorps Volunteer while he/she is serving a 2-year term abroad. It is an inexpensive way to get connected to an area of the world that our students may never experience first hand. With technology it is possible to get a good a look at life outside their "bubble."
A descrption from the link:
World Wise Schools matches up Peace Corps Volunteers in the field with U.S. classroom teachers. The result? A vibrant two-year exchange of ideas, stories, pictures, and artifacts that helps U.S. students in the classroom learn about the people, geography, environment, and culture of the world from the direct experience of Volunteers living in other countries.