Global Community Leadership

Youthlinc Trip for University Credit

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Apply: GCL Vietnam

To Apply for Vietnam for USU credit, click here

To Apply for Vietnam not for credit, click here

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Apply: GCL  Cambodia

To Apply for Cambodia for USU credit, click here

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Global Community Leadership Overview

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.

Vietnam Overview

Dates: May 18-June 3, 2018

Students on the GCL Vietnam team will be able to earn 3 transcript credits through Utah State University.  Students can earn upper-division credit in history, Asian studies, sociology, anthropology or political since, or Master’s level credit.

GCL Vietnam partners with SJ Vietnam to facilitate a meaningful practicum of experience in on-the-ground service and historical learning about Vietamese history.  Professor Clayton Brown from USU will guide the team through an incredible journey of history set in the context of international development. GCL Vietnam participants will have the option of extending their GCL experience beyond the 2-week international portion to do extended internships with foreign NGOs.

The tentative dates for the 2018 trip are: May 18, 2018 through June 3, 2018.  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, passport, visa, immunizations, tips related to travel in Vietnam, or souvenirs.  Participants desiring to go on this program pay the same amount as participants seeking credit.

Cambodia Overview

Dates: May 25-June 10

Students on the GCL Cambodia 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 Cambodia partners with 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 2018 trip are: May 25, 2018 through June 10, 2018.  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, passport, visa, immunizations, tips related to travel in Cambodia, or souvenirs.  Participants desiring to go on this program pay the same amount as participants seeking credit minus USU’s OGE fee of $150.

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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