Develop Friendships for Life

Our flagship 14-19 day program brings together youth, ages 14-18, from around the world.

 Imagine walking up the hill after a pancake breakfast with Oliver from Hungary learning about his typical day at school.

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 Art and Environmental 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

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 DC tour for international students.

Session 1: July 12-30 (19 days for Internationals); July 13-26 (14 days for US students) |
Session 2: July 26- Aug 13 (International); July 31- Aug 13 (US) 

Contact Callie 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.