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Luck of the Irish … and Norse … and Jewish, oh my!

Luck of the Irish ... and Norse ... and Jewish, oh my!

Last month we posted about the Chinese Spring Festival, a holiday that includes many tradition and symbols that help in crease luck, wealth and happiness.  This week, the people of Ireland, and Irish diaspora around the world will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day – a holiday which celebrates Irish history and culture. Among other St. Patrick’s…

A Summer of Peace for Libyan Teen

A Summer of Peace for Libyan Teen

My experience at GYV is one I will always cherish. At first, I was nervous to travel half way around the world on my own. On top of the usual fear of travelling to a new place, I was scared to leave my family in Libya, because of the unrest across the country.  But somehow…

7 Things to Do for Luck and Wealth During the Chinese Spring Festival

7 Things to Do for Luck and Wealth During the Chinese Spring Festival

Happy Spring Festival! As the biggest festival of the year comes, people in China and East Asian will celebrate the coming of spring and the New Year. In addition to decorating their houses, taking time off work and school to visit family, and enjoying traditional food, Chinese people have specific customs for each day of…

Saudi Students Spend School Break in US Studying Leadership

Saudi Students Spend School Break in US Studying Leadership

In January, a group of young leaders from Saudi Arabia traveled to the United States to study leadership and English language.  The participants, ranging in age from 14-16, were excited to travel abroad and  become stronger leaders.  In line with Legacy’s values and mission, the program focused on developing values-based leadership skills, living cooperatively with…

“Charity Fun” with Young Leaders from Saudi Arabia

"Charity Fun" with Young Leaders from Saudi Arabia

While many students spend their winter school break relaxing at home and playing with friends, a brave group of young leaders, from Saudi Arabia, decided to participate in an English Language and Leadership Immersion with Legacy International.  These young men, ages 13-16, have stepped outside their comfort zone, as they travel away from home (many…

Winter Break Around the World

Winter Break Around the World

As the weather becomes colder and colder, lots of holidays are approaching to us. Students around the world will have their semester ends soon. If you haven’t planned what to do yet, let’s see how teens in other countries spend their winter holiday. France: where students have the most holidays French teens have many holidays…

Develop Yourself

Develop Yourself

Develop Yourself New experiences help you develop into a stronger, better version of yourself. By meeting new people and trying new things at GYV, you’ll develop confidence, independence and self-awareness.  These things help you become the best version of you!  And when you are the best you can be, you’ll find success in the future!…

Giving Thanks Globally

Giving Thanks Globally

Thanksgiving is coming up in the United States (it was October 12th for our Canadian friends).  While American Thanksgiving traditions are know throughout the world, the US is not the only country that sets aside a special day for saying “Thank You”.  Here is how people are Giving Thanks Globally: China’s Moon Festival – moon…

LivingSidebySide®

LivingSidebySide®

“I learned how to talk to people, how to ask them questions about their culture.  We learned how to work and Live Side by Side.  To me, that’s the first step towards peace.” – Maya Manciagli, GYV ’14  Living SidebySide®  with teens from 15 different countries, you’ll explore different cultures, customs, language and points of…

Experience the World

Experience the World

“Learning about all these cultures was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  Through my friends and this experience, I gained so much knowledge and wisdom. ” Gonzo Ocampo, GYV ’14 To change the world, you must first experience the world.  At GYV, you’ll not only experience 15 different countries and cultures, you’ll explore a variety of activities –…

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