Global Community Leadership
The Global Community Leadership program (GCL) is a Youthlinc core program in partnership with Utah State University (USU) and Utah Valley University (UVU) designed to meet the demand of university students, these trips include non-Youthlinc university students, non-traditional students, and Youthlinc alums. Participants can enroll for credit through our partnering Universities or they can choose to participate for no credit. If a person participates for no credit they are expected to engage with the academic learning so they will have the right context to appropriately engage with the international study abroad portion.
The goal of these trips is to deepen your understanding of what it means to be a “humanitarian” by exposing you to an integrated local and international experience embedded in academic learning supported by a service learning model. 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. Each GCL course is uniquely designed by the Professor leading the trip and Youthlinc staff. Each trip takes on an academic and service lens of their own based on the focus of the course and the curriculum designed by the Professor(s).
Youthlinc is a 501c3 nonprofit, so trips are tax-deductible and participants will be able to fundraise through Youthlinc’s social fundraising software.
Sustainability in the Outdoor Industry
Dates: May 19- June 3, 2020
To Apply to Nepal for no credit click here
Spend two weeks abroad studying, working, and exploring along the southern slopes of the Himalayan Mountain ranges. Students will work on various sustainability projects, immerse themselves in the vibrant culture, and explore the social and economic impacts of the outdoor industry.
We will be working with ACP, a member of the World Fair Trade Organization with emphasis on sewing, weaving, screen-printing, wool spinning, and metal work in the outdoor industry.
We will also tour markets, textile production, factories, and end with a trek through the Kathmandu valley and Everest view points.
Cost is $3,999 (includes flight, food, water, accommodation, travel insurance, trek, activities, etc.)
After War & Conflict
Dates: May 23-June 13, 2020
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This program will help you understand the broader global-political context of the conflict in Southeast Asia and the Cambodian genocide. The primary focus is on understanding the lasting impact and legacy of war and violence on national governments, economies, the environment, and especially individuals and communities. Through the vehicle of narratives – memoirs, fiction, and individual storytelling – this course aims to put a human face on the often abstract concept of war and violence.
The team will travel to Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hue, Hoi An, My Lai Massacre site, DMZ, Ho Chi Minh City, tour the Mekong Delta, Phnom Penh, stay in a floating village in Cambodia, and finish off in Siem Reap at Angkor Wat. This is a once in a lifetime chance to travel with Professor Shannon Peterson, Director of Global Programming at USU and Justin Powell, Executive Director of Youthlinc.
Cost is $4,499, which includes all flights (including from Utah and in Southeast Asia), food, water, accommodation, tours, site seeing, etc. Does not include passport/visa and spending money.
Dates: May 18- June 1, 2020
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Engage in service abroad! Students will complete service projects in the Hayfield community in Jamaica. Learn about applied leadership principles in an international development context and global health issues.
This team will run health fairs in the community addressing hygiene, dental care, first aid, feminine health, men’s health, etc. The team will work one and one with community members on other projects relating to access to clean water and will do a variety of cultural exchange activities in this rural part of Jamaica where few foreigners visit.
Cost is $3,099 and include flight, accommodation, food, water, and activities.