Global Community Leadership: A Youthlinc Trip for University Credit!

The Global Community Leadership program (GCL) is a Youthlinc core program in partnership with Utah State University (USU) designed to meet the demand of university students, including Youthlinc alums and adult professionals, to have an integrated local and international service experience embedded in academic learning.  Curriculum explores:

  • Local and global citizenship
  • Best-practice domestic and international development
  • Assessment of common humanitarian principles
  • Leadership development
  • Project management
  • Advocacy
  • Practical hands-on service

This program invites and inspires participants to ask difficult and probing questions about what it means to be responsible citizens engaging in local and international humanitarian efforts.

GCL is firmly rooted in Youthlinc’s mission of creating lifetime humanitarians.  GCL guides participants in an impactful direction, creating community leaders who have a practical and academic understanding of the complexities of local and international citizenship and humanitarianism.

Youthlinc is a 501c3 nonprofit, so trips are tax-deductible and participants will be able to fundraise through Youthlinc’s social fundraising software.

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GCL Cambodia - Jessica Roueche--2

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Vietnam Overview

Dates: TBD

Students on the GCL Vietnam team will be able to earn 3 transcript credits through Utah State University.  Details on the course material for this trip are to come.

GCL Vietnam partners with local NGO, SJ Vietnam, to facilitate a meaningful practicum of experience in on-the-ground service and sustainability.  GCL participants will have the option of extending their Youthlinc GCL experience beyond the 2-week international portion to do extended internships with foreign NGOs.

The tentative dates for the 2019 trip are TBD.  The tentative cost is $3,599, which includes tuition airfare, food, water, accommodation, in-country transportation, all in-country activities, and program fees. This does not include USU’s OGE fee ($150), passport, visa, immunizations, tips related to travel in Vietnam, or souvenirs.  Participants desiring to go on this program not for credit pay the same amount as participants seeking credit but do not have to pay USU’s OGE fee.

Cambodia Overview

Dates: TBD

Students on the GCL Cambodia team will be able to earn 3 transcript credits through Utah State University.  Details on the course material for this trip are to come.

GCL Cambodia partners with our long time partner Sustainable Cambodia to facilitate a meaningful practicum of experience in on-the-ground service and sustainability.  GCL participants will have the option of extending their Youthlinc GCL experience beyond the 2-week international portion to do extended internships with foreign NGOs.

The tentative dates for the 2019 trip are TBD.  The tentative cost is $3,499, which includes tuition airfare, food, water, accommodation, in-country transportation, all in-country activities, and program fees. This does not include USU’s OGE fee ($150), passport, visa, immunizations, tips related to travel in Cambodia, or souvenirs.  Participants desiring to go on this program not for credit pay the same amount as participants seeking credit but do not have to pay USU’s OGE fee.

Kenya Overview

Dates: May 13-27, 2019

Students on the GCL Kenya team will be able to earn 3 transcript credits through Utah State University.  Students can earn upper-division public health or Master’s level credit.

GCL Kenya partners with the Nairobi Utumishi Rotary Club to facilitate a meaningful practicum of experience in on-the-ground service and sustainability.  GCL participants will have the option of extending their Youthlinc GCL experience beyond the 2-week international portion to do extended internships with foreign NGOs.

The tentative dates for the 2019 trip are: May 13, 2019 through May 27, 2019.  The tentative cost is $3,999, which includes tuition airfare, food, water, accommodation, in-country transportation, all in-country activities, and program fees. This does not include USU’s OGE fee ($150), passport, visa, immunizations, tips related to travel in Kenya, or souvenirs.  Participants desiring to go on this program for no credit pay the same amount as participants seeking credit but do not have to pay USU’s OGE fee.

Mekong rice-fields

Apply: GCL Vietnam

To Apply for Vietnam for USU credit, click here

To Apply for Vietnam not for credit, click here

GCL Cambodia - Megan Dolle-03971

Apply: GCL  Cambodia

To Apply for Cambodia for USU credit, click here

To Apply for Cambodia not for credit, click here

Kenya - Easton Bowring-0061

Apply: GCL  Kenya

To Apply for Kenya for USU credit, click here

To Apply for Kenya not for credit, click here