• Our Mission

    Paper Airplanes is a start-up nonprofit using Skype to provide free, one-on-one language and skills instruction to people affected by conflict so they can pursue education, secure employment, and ultimately, rebuild their lives.

  • Language Instruction

    Free, personalized language training for those who need it most.

    English Program

    Youth Exchange

    Turkish Program

  • Professional Skills

    Unleashing possibilities with skills-based learning.

    Women in Tech

     

    Journalism

    Program

  • OUR NUMBERS

    What we've done, by the numbers

    1,200

    Students served from our programs to date

    98%

    Of our volunteers say the Syrian crisis feels close to home after tutoring a Syrian student.

    Over 80%

    Satisfaction rate among our students

    9/10

    Tutors say they developed mentoring and leadership skills while volunteering.

  • What Our Students Say

    "[Paper Airplanes] enriched my English ... and helped me have new friends."

    --Obada Hijazi

     

    "It was a great experience to improve my language, and to make friendships with people I never expected to reach while still in my country."

    --Jamal Habes, Syria

    "When I started to meet with Seema, I was looking for someone who could help me with my IELTS preparation but I ended up learning many other things about everyday English, the academic system in the USA, and many interesting things about student life."

                       -Ahmad Habboush, Hatay, Turkey

  • OUR PARTNERS

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