Summer 2021 - Join friends from around the globe and make a difference !


This is not just a summer program, it is a path to global citizenship.

Since 1979, The Global Youth Village has trained over 5,000 teens from more than 102 countries.  The Global Youth Village offers dynamic activities fostering cross-cultural understanding and helps young people tap into their potential as agents of change.

This summer,

  • Make friends
  • Learn from experts and champions in peace & conflict, human rights, and climate action.
  • Develop your own youth advocacy toolkits to precipitate local community change.

 Become a peace-builder and visionary


Two Options to choose from:



Learn more about Virtual GYV



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

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Gain these Peacebuilding skills  

  • Using Dialogue as a tool
  • Dialogue and Debate; Discussing difficult issues with grace
  • Social and Emotional Intelligence: Awareness of self; awareness of others
  • Communication skills: listening; communication styles; reducing misunderstanding
  • Cross-cultural and intercultural communication
  • Prejudice and prejudice reduction; strategies for how to respond
  • Conflict styles and responses; strategies for reducing and resolving conflict
  • Creating positive social change

Environmental Sustainability - Learn, Act and Lead 


Planet Earth - Water levels rising, unusual weather patterns, effects on crops, human behavioral changes and nature bouncing back


Impacts: Displaced people, forced migration, increased risk of human disease


Taking leadership: sustainable agriculture, preserving ecosystems, becoming eco-friendly, environmental justice, campaigns to raise awareness and inspire action.