Our flagship cultural immersion program brings together youth, ages 14 through 18, from around the world.
Next, you are in the Dialogue workshop laughing as you explore the difference between dialogue and debate. Gain the tools to communicate with the intention to understand each other. Then, you explore topics including: global warming, community health, bullying, gender issues, war & peace, human rights and more.
Action Teams allow teens to put learning into action. Through planning, organizing and delivering projects that are beneficial to the entire community, youth practice leadership, critical thinking and collaboration in a diverse, real-world setting.
Afternoons are spent exploring new interests and activities. Two daily activity blocks allow students to enjoy a variety of activities, from sports and arts, to language and outdoor games!
- Soccer, basketball, volleyball
- Swimming, hiking and stream walks
- Yoga, dance, and public speaking
- Tile painting, batik, jewelry making
- Arabic, Spanish, Chinese or Arabic language
Special Events are appealing for students with a range of interests and include: mountain top day hikes, picnics, community service, debate night, cultural sharing, talent shows, cabin nights, guest musical performers, garden tours and bonfires.
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, it is beautiful here, and you will learn so much about other people.
There is always something exciting to do at GYV. We provide a variety of activities for students – you can enjoy everything from your favorite sports, to new dances, to learning how to be a journalist and getting published in the GYV Press!
Dates: We have two, 14-day sessions at Global Youth Village and a 5-day Washington, DC tour for international students.
Contact Callie Butler Hubbard if you have questions. We want every participant to feel at home away from home here, no matter where they live in the world.