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New for 2016: Year 1 Tall Ship in L.A. California

In 2016 GYLI will partner with L.A. Maritime Institute to add a Year 1 tall-ship session in L.A., California July 17-21, 2016 As GYLI continues to grow and expand, we are excited to launch our first west coast program in Southern California.  We have established excellent partnerships and this program will help advance GYLI’s mission of…
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November 3, 2015 0

2015 Workshops & Retreats

In addition to our summer programs, GYLI is fortunate to work with a number of schools and organizations on 1 and 2 day retreats, workshops and leadership programs.  We love this chance to extend our work from the summer and interact with students and teachers closer to home. If  you are interested in a workshop for…
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November 3, 2015 0

Snap Shot: 2015 Summer and Fall

“Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn…as to demand thinking.” ― John Dewey This summer was another successful year of transformative programs for GYLI with over 300 students participating in hands on learning experiences throughout the U.S. and in Costa Rica. One of this summer’s participants shared the following reflection on her…
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November 2, 2015 0

Around the World in Milwaukee

“The more you know about another person’s story, the less possible it is to see that person as your enemy.” ― Parker J. Palmer  GYLI partnered with the Nicholas Sparks foundation to gather high school students in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area of different cultural backgrounds for a day of cultural exploration and storytelling. The day…
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October 26, 2015 0

GYLI Faculty and Staff Training 2016

We are excited to announce that our 2016 GYLI training will take place at Lake Forest Academy from April 7-9, 2016. Keynote speakers: Dr. Ulric Johnson and Pat McCabe Key topics: Current research on Social-Emotional Learning and how it connects to global education. Immersion  into GYLI’s 4 Pillars: Collaborative Leadership, Religious Pluralism, Multi-Cultural Identity, and…
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October 15, 2015 0

Year 3 Costa Rica Day 10–Back to UWC and Back to

July 24, 2015: Today began with our final breakfast at EARTH University, followed by a quick visit to the bookstore for some students.  Then we returned to UWC in Costa Rica’s central valley.  We got to travel again through the beautiful Braulio Carrillo National Park.  The road takes over many rivers and through beautiful mountain…
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July 24, 2015 0

Year 3 Costa Rica Day 9–White Water Rafting and Cultural Celebration

July 23, 2015: Today is highlight reel day for GYLI.  We began our day early with a pick up from the Farms in the La Argentina community to go to the Pequare River for White Water Rafting.  This is always a highlight for the students and teachers. It is such a fun and beautiful way to…
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July 24, 2015 0

Year 3 2015 Day 8–Social Emotional Learning

July 22, 2015: While the students are at homestays living and breathing an intercultural experience, the GYLI Coordinators and Faculty Participants are learning the theories behind the importance of the experience and sharpening our skills on Social Emotional Learning (SEL). Often discussed as “soft skills,” research suggests that socially literate teens and young adults produce more…
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July 22, 2015 0

Year 3 Costa Rica 2015 Day 7–Why homestays matter

Tuesday July 21, 2015: The GYLI students and teacher participants are enjoying great homestay experiences in the La Argentina Community.  This community of rural farmers has been hosting GYLIers since 2005–for 10 years.  What have we learned about leadership, community, and the environment from these families over the last 10 years? One key thing we…
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July 21, 2015 0