The Foreign Lands Ambassador Group (FLAG) gives international students the opportunity to share their knowledge of international countries and cultures with local elementary and pre-school children. In doing so, the program promotes international education, nurtures multi-cultural understanding and friendship, and strengthens the connection between William & Mary students and the local community.
Owing to the dedication and support of Rawls Byrd Elementary's Library Media Specialist, Viky Pedigo, the program has blossomed into a weekly exchange that allows our Foreign Lands Ambassadors to share folktales, pictures, songs, and other cultural interests with children in an open and friendly environment.
Rawls Byrd Elementary School
- FLAG sessions usually last for about an hour.
- Class sizes range from 10-15 students between the ages of five and twelve.
- The Reves Center provides transportation to and from Rawls Byrd Elementary School.
Williamsburg Campus Child Care (WCCC)
- FLAG sessions usually last for about 45 minutes.
- Class sizes range from 10-18 students between the ages of three and five.
- WCCC is located on the William & Mary campus.
Suggested discussion topics include:
- What is daily life like for children in your country? What do they do in their free time?
- What is school like for children in your country?
- What are popular foods?
- What does your language sound and look like? You may want to teach them some letters, basic phrases, or even a short song!
- Teach the children a craft, game, dance, etc. from your country.
- Talk about an interesting place in your country.
- Tell an interesting folktale or fairytale.
You may bring books, pictures, or other cultural items to show.
To learn more or get involved, please email [[globe]]