Programs

Programs

Here are the programs offered by Youth Global Perspectives, Inc.

Travel Courses

This course is designed to enable students to understand other cultures and nationalities both internationally and nationally. Students will learn about different cultural values, and attitudes (time, space, authority, and relationships). This course will help students develop a positive attitude toward change and new environments. They will then be able to recognize and respect people’s diversity and individual differences.

This duo course is designed to give students a brief history about the location they will travel to. Students will learn about population, migration, economic development, foreign exchange rates, agriculture, and food production. This course will broaden students historical and geographical perspective of many regions in the world. Included in this course, students will also be educated on specific currency of the destination.

In this course, students will be given the opportunity to further their education by learning more about the country's culture. Depending on the region traveled to, students will learn the basic language (food, directions, signs, etc.) of the specific country.

This course will help students learn how to adapt to new environments while embracing the culture. Students will learn how to follow the Roman Proverb everywhere they travel: 1. Behave as those around do 2. Conform to the larger society 3. Respect the beliefs and practices of a local culture It is courteous, and sometimes advantageous, to follow the customs of a society when visiting their nation.

How to Travel Safely

This course is designed to teach students how to travel safely, nationally and internationally. Students will learn some of the important laws in different regions. They will also learn how to handle themselves in case they are displaced from their group and how to be a responsible alert traveler.

This program is specifically designed for upperclassmen (could change in certain circumstances.) The international trips can last 10-21 days. This program is meant to broaden student’s global perspective. Students will be challenged to think outside of the box and log journal and photo/video entries. Once home, the students will conduct a community event reflecting what they learned in their travel. In retrospect, this will connect their education that they increased from traveling abroad to what is happening at home.

This program is designed for all YGP, Inc’s members. The national trips will range from 2- 14 days. Traveling nationally will give students a chance to explore their own country and prepare them for international trips. During these trips, students will be encouraged to pick a topic or section of history about that specific state and present to the group.

Students will learn the importance of community involvement while also learning traits of how to be a successful leader. In this course students will head and plan a community event. This event will specifically correlate with their travel experience with YGP, Inc.