Applications for the 2022 Global Issues & Youth Action Institute are now closed. Click the “Summer 2022 Info” button to learn more.
June 29th - July 6th at Landmark College
“GIV gave me the hope and optimism that I needed to try and work on issues that I thought could not be fixed. Thank you for making me feel that I can make a difference in our state, country, and world.”
From critical issues impacting Vermont towns, to pressing U.S. national political and social issues, to exciting and complex global issues, we’ll cover it all.
We’ll also give you the leadership, activism, communication and organizing skills to get involved and create real change on any issue! You’ll join young people from other countries to explore the problems and daily challenges impacting young people everywhere, and learn how to turn your ideas into action.
Dr. John Ungerleider is a professor of Conflict Transformation who now directs the Greater Falls Community Justice Center. He has run the Vermont Governor’s Institute on Global Issues and Youth Action for 30 years. John founded the Child Labor Education and Action (CLEA) and the World Learning Youth Peacebuilding and Leadership Programs for young people from communities in conflict around the world. He has taught at SIT, Brandeis, VT Law School, Marlboro, Hampshire, and CCV, as well as internationally in Israel/Palestine, Uganda, Iraq, N. Ireland, Spain, and as a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Cyprus. He facilitates a Domestic Violence Accountability and Parenting with Respect programs for men. John wrote a musical “co-opera” about global warming: Secret of the Seasons.
GIYA has moved! The Institute will now be held at Landmark College in scenic Putney, Vermont. Have no fear, though: Institute traditions will still be included! Students will partake in a celebration BBQ, hike, visit local community organizations & have a Farmer’s Market lunch!
Curious about what to bring? Take a look at our Packing List!
For information regarding tuition, please click here.
This Institute accepts out-of-state and international students. If you are an out-of-state student interested in applying, please fill out our online application. Contact John Ungerleider at [email protected] to find out how to apply if you are an international student.