Global Youth Village – welcomes teens from Mexico

The Global Youth Village has hosted hundreds of teenagers from around the globe  since 1979.  We are now accepting applications from Access alumni  from Mexico.  Four youths and one Access teacher will be selected to join us for a 19 day program.  Applications now closed

  • July 18-August 5, 2019

A summer at Global Youth Village builds self-confidence, promotes flexibility, and leads to a well-rounded person.  The five-day Washington, D.C. tour and the 14-day Global Youth Village program is an amazing educational experience.  Our staff members are highly trained and qualified to make the most of this pivotal time in a teen’s life.


  1. Between 17-19 years of age during the program dates
  2. Completion of two years of Access program and demonstrating intermediate to advanced English speaking and comprehension skills
  3. A Mexican citizen
  4. Demonstrated interest in the culture and history of United States
  5. Demonstrated interest in leadership development
  6. Committed to follow-on application of their learning (at least 1 formal presentation to peers upon return home)
  7. Preference will be given to individuals who have not previously traveled abroad nor would have the opportunity if it weren’t for this program.  YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE if you have previously traveled outside Mexico on any U.S. government funded program within the past three years or if  you have accepted a scholarship for an impending U.S. Government-funded exchange program. (Sample programs include YES.)
  8. Willing to get a passport quickly at your expense

Legacy International does not discriminate based on race, gender, religion,  and socio-economic status among participants. Legacy has an established record of including individuals with disabilities and insures an open and inclusive application process. We provide reasonable accommodations as needed to people with disabilities.

Program Details:

Your schedule will include:

  • July 18: Arrival in Washington DC – meet and greet with Legacy staff
  • July 19-23: Study tour of Washington DC visiting local historical sites and learning about US government and history, service project, day at King’s Dominion Amusement park
  • July 23-August 5: 14 day immersion at Global Youth Village in foothills of Blue Ridge Mountains. Please review  website for details and videos.Global Youth Village’s summer program.
  • August 5:  Depart USA for Mexico

Program Expenses:  

It costs nothing to apply.

With the generous support of the U.S. Department of State and other donors to Legacy International, most of the costs of this experience are covered. Applying students, their families, and sponsors pay only miscellaneous personal expenses named below.

Applicant and his/her sponsors and supporters pay for:

  • Passports, clothing, medical exams, and/or suitcases.
  • Pocket money for souvenirs while in United States (a minimum of $50 is recommended)
  • Any airline fees for overweight luggage or second suitcase

 Legacy and program sponsors provide:

  • Round trip Air transportation with a chaperon  Mexico City to Washington, D.C. to Mexico city
  • All travel, lodging, meals, and any entrance fees during your stay in USA
  • All program supervision, activities, including educational events, service projects, group cultural events, educational materials, adult escorts and supervision, etc.
  • Accident and sickness insurance (subject to specific limitations)

Application deadline: April 29, 2019

Legacy staff to review applications and select 12 young people for phone interviews

10 minute phone interviews will be conducted between May 1-5 by Legacy staff.

By May 19  Finalist and Alternates announced

May-June  – Visa application and interviews

June 14 – Air tickets purchased and you are on your way!