Program Philosophy

At the Global Youth Village (GYV) we believe in the balanced development of the whole person, so your days are filled with lively discussions, new activities, physical recreation and the arts.

GYV prepares students for university and encourages you to:

  • Ask challenging questions.
  • Learn how to learn.
  • Develop a strong sense of your own identity and culture.
  • Develop the ability to communicate with and understand people from other countries and cultures.

 This year’s four dynamic GYV Workshops  are interactive and exciting. You will have lively discussions on many different topics and be exposed to new ideas and perspectives. 

At GYV,  you choose from a variety of  afternoon activities, giving you a chance to try something brand new. 

Summer time is a time to enjoy the outdoors and at GYV you will enjoy splashing in the pool, playing a spirited game of ping-pong, make a mask in the art studio, or play an international soccer tournament!


Global Youth Village offers a variety of sessions for international and U.S. participants.


Contact Jen Lewis if you have questions. We want every participant to feel at home away from home here, no matter where they live in the world.