Teaching Global Issues with International Teens in Virigina
Legacy International / Global Youth Village - Bedford, VA

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Seeking Practical Idealists – Summer Work for Teachers / Trainers / Facilitators at Legacy's Global Youth Village (Virginia)

Create a legacy by working with idealistic, enthusiastic teens.

Every summer since 1979, a dynamic community is created that emphasizes experiential learning and challenges young people to turn cross-cultural theory into practical action. This year 100+ youths (ages 14-18) and staff from around the world will participate. 2013 highlights include a youth delegation from Iraq.

Workshops address issues concerning young people today, such as war and peace, arts & culture, distribution of world resources, prejudice, environmental concerns, and other social pressures. Cultural programming and cooperative living help participants learn to respect differences and discover similarities that transcend cultural, religious, and political barriers.

Position open for a Global Issues teacher. In this workshop, youths explore different models of social change that are being successfully used throughout the world to address pressing issues. Engage youths in an active exploration of international relations, discussing issues such as human rights, regionalism, and political economy.Applicants are expected to have previous professional teaching experience. Experience in curriculum design, experiential training methods, and working with multicultural groups is also preferable. Applicants should have a professional background in international relations or political science. Facile knowledge of historical and contemporary issues and their varied social and political interpretations is required. (This is not entry level teaching position!)

Other positions are also open for a leadership workshop instructor, special events coordinator, trip corrdinator, live-in cabin counselors/program specialists (arts & crafts, rock climbing, pool lifeguarding, leadership project facilitation, sports), health care and kitchen staff.

Dates: June16 – July 31, 2013.