Global Youth Connect Program

gycLooking for something to do this summer? The Global Youth Connect Program gives students the opportunity to participate in programs to create change on a wide variety of human rights and social justice issues around the world. Those who need financial assistance in order to take part in these programs, see if you are eligible to apply for a Wesleyan Summer Experience Grant to cover the costs.

JUNE/JULY 2014 CONFLICT RESOLUTION DELEGATION TO BOSNIA (with SREBRENICA)

Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dates: June 22-July 13, 2014
Application Deadline: February 15, 2014
Age Range: 18 – 30 (Student/Young Professional)
Program Tuition: $2700
Deadline: February 15th
This program will focus specifically on the roots of conflict and the dynamics of justice, reconciliation, and peace building as experienced in Bosnia and Herzegovina nearly two decades after the signing of the peace accord. In particular, participants will gain experience in conflict resolution and transformation as well as deepen their understanding of the post-conflict challenges faced by Bosnians today, especially young people from various ethnic and religious backgrounds.

August 2014 HUMAN RIGHTS DELEGATION TO RWANDA

Location: Rwanda
Dates: July 31 – August 21, 2014
Application Deadline: February 15, 2014
Age Range: 18 – 35 (Student/Young Professional)
Program Tuition: $2500 (International Applicants)
Deadline: February 15th

SOME SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE

During this GYC delegation, International participants will join with Rwandan peers to learn about human rights achievements and challenges in Rwanda and the world, and to take concrete action steps together to support current and future efforts for human rights protection and promotion, both in Rwanda and abroad. Through a combination of workshops, site visits, advocacy meetings, and volunteer service with grassroots NGOs, we will learn and act on numerous key human rights issues in Rwanda, including but not limited to: gender and human rights, human rights of children, LGBTI populations, historically marginalized indigenous groups, refugees, domestic workers, poverty reduction, public health, juvenile justice, freedom of expression and the arts. In advance of and during the delegation, all participants will examine the roots of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, and see how its legacy has impacted the country and its people, particularly Rwandan youth, and also how the country is attempting to rebuild today.

AUGUST 2014 HUMAN RIGHTS DELEGATION TO BOSNIA
Location:
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dates: July 30 – August 20, 2014
Application Deadline: February 15, 2014
Age Range: 18 – 30 (Student/Young Professional)
Program Tuition: $2700
Deadline: February 15th
This program will focus on how local Bosnian youth and human rights organizations (including women’s organizations, youth organizations, LGBTI-rights organizations, arts organizations, and peace-building organizations, among others) are rebuilding the country nearly two decades after the signing of the peace accord. Participants will gain experience in the application of international human rights theory, as well as deepen their understanding of the post-conflict challenges faced by Bosnians today, especially young people from various ethnic and religious backgrounds.

 

 

Jelisa Adair

I am the Civic Engagement Fellow for 2013-2014. While a student at Wesleyan I double majored in Psychology and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and completed a joint thesis during my senior year. I am interested in issues of social justice, mental health, media, and global welfare. 

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