American Youth Ambassadors in Brazil: Jimmy Bernard’s Story

Posted on Jan 5, 2015 in Cultural Exchange, Global Youth Leadership Institute, International Visitors Program, Uncategorized, Youth | Comments Off on American Youth Ambassadors in Brazil: Jimmy Bernard’s Story

One of the best parts of our job in the International Visitor Program (IVP) is hearing from people whose lives have been impacted by our...

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Seeking Global Awareness for a Better Future

Posted on Sep 10, 2012 in Cultural Exchange, Global Classroom, Global Youth Leadership Institute, Leadership, Youth | 0 comments

We kicked off GYLI 2012 with a three-day intensive summer workshop, in which students learned how to think critically about global issues and began to plan for their Global Awareness Projects. Throughout the summer, the students participated in a wide range of activities, from workshops on religious tolerance and alternatives to violence, to tours at Theo Chocolate and the Gates Foundation Visitor Center. Not only are students learning about global issues, they are having cross-cultural experiences without even leaving the US!

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An Eye-Opening Experience

Posted on Aug 15, 2011 in Global Classroom, Global Youth Leadership Institute, Youth | 0 comments

This blog entry was written by Stella L, an 11th grader at Newport High School in Bellevue, who attended the World Affairs Council’s fourth annual Global Youth Leadership Institute, June 27 – July 1, 2011. Thanks, Stella, for this terrific piece!

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Going Global with Local High School Students!

Posted on Jul 19, 2011 in Global Classroom, Global Youth Leadership Institute, Youth | 0 comments

Where can a Puget Sound area high school student go to: •Interact with adults representing a variety of international careers? •Role play the part of a Pakistani Army general in the wake of a terrorist attack? •Take on the perspective of a developing country leader seeking international business investment? •Join forces with other students who share a passion for global learning?

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