International Youth Summit
2021 International Youth Summit in Virginia
Join our VIRTUAL PROGRAM: build a community with new friends around peace building and environmental sustainability.
Learning
Virtual Global Youth Village
We fuse innovative curriculum in dialogue and leadership for fun on-line learning with peers from 18+ countries!
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What is Global Youth Village?

Every summer since 1979, young people ages 15-19 and staff from more than 15 countries have gathered in Bedford Virginia to form a living working model of the global community. Here in a traditional summer camp setting, lifelong friendships are formed based on respect as a standard of human interaction. At GYV, we see young people as integral players and we provide hands-on leadership training so they can build a future full of hope, creativity, and sustainability. In this unique setting, youths meet changemakers addressing pressing global topics and focus on generating solutions and personal commitments. The Global Youth Village is a project of Legacy International, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with special consultative status with the UN ECOSOC council. It is accredited by the American Camping Association.

Youth Experience

Staff Experience

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2021 IN-PERSON PROGRAMMING  - SORRY WE WILL NOT BE OPEN THIS SUMMER - JOIN OUR VIRTUAL PROGRAM

 

REGISTER NOW FOR THE VIRTUAL GLOBAL YOUTH VILLAGE. DEADLINE MAY 25, 2021  

Three week program July 12 to August 5, 2021

12 hours asynchronous work per week, 6-8 hours of synchronous work per week.  Over 18 different countries represented.

“In Virtual GYV, there were no barriers between us. While we speak different languages and have different backgrounds and points of view, we discovered that this diversity contributes to beautiful collaborations that can change the world. “

Jorge – Mexico

Countdown to Summer 2021

Founder's Letter

Read thoughts from our Founder and President

Our History

Global Youth Village has a 40 year track record

What we Believe

We believe in idealism, vision and action

Our Curriculum

 LivingSidebySide® curriculum builds lifelong skills

Parent Info

Learn why parents choose Global Youth Village

Testimonials

“GYV was perfect. I gained a world perspective and learned so much.”

“I learned how to talk to people, how to ask them about their culture, how to discuss complex subjects and how to disagree but still remain friends. To me, that is the first step towards peace.”

“ I gained so much confidence at Global Youth Village.”

“I made a plan to return to Turkey and engage peers in greenhouse renovation projects.”

“It was a chance to share my thoughts and come to my own conclusions without feeling overwhelmed by media pundits.”

“I loved living close to nature”

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