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International Services

Growing our Future Global Leaders

The YMCA offers life-changing cultural exchange programs for young people globally. Working within the YMCA network – with our local, national and international partners – we bring people together through our various programs: Y Global Teens, Y Global Leaders, Y-to-Y Partnerships, UN Relations, and volunteer programs. Since 1911, our programs have been working to build global citizens by enhancing mutual understanding, fostering the exchange of ideas, and bringing people together for peace.


Global Leaders

Y Global Teens
YMCA Global Teens is a leadership development and service learning program that engages teenagers in a year-long international educational experience culminating with a summer service abroad trip.
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Global Teens

Y Global Leaders
Young Y leaders from around the world are connected with distinguished host YMCAs in the U.S. The program offers a tailored curriculum from a broad menu of professional development areas to interns and trainees for 3-12 months.
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New Americans Welcome Centers YMCA New Americans Welcome Centers
Centers serve as multilingual information resource and referral centers, and provide immigrant families with a wide array of instructional, vocational, recreational, family support, and social services.
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For more information, please contact Diosdado G. Gica, EdD, Executive Director of the International Services/New Americans Initiative, at


Official airline of Y Global Teens