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  the in-person Global Youth Village Virginia


Learn more about Virtual GYV



Internationals - July 5-25, 2021

US students - July 6-21, 2021 (option of a 4 day program in Washington DC July 20-24)

Interested in joining 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.

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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.