Friendship is keystone of the Global Youth Village experience. Together you will make summer memories that last a lifetime. After GYV, you will have a network of close friends who live all around the world. You’ll have friends to stay with when you study abroad, people to give you accurate news from all corners of the globe, and confidants to call, text, or email whenever you need them. During your time at GYV, you’ll meet teens from all over the world. You’ll live, learn and laugh alongside friends from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and across the United States.
You’ll experience friendships that are based on respect, not judgment. You’ll learn that true friendship can cross culture, religion, beliefs and even thousands of miles. (Learn more about Ruby’s experience at GYV)
“Friendship is the only cure for hatred, the only guarantee for peace.” – Buddha