International Youth Worker Exchange
Since 2005, The Journey has sponsored and led the International Youth Worker Exchange. This cross-cultural personal and professional experience enables Hoosier youth workers to broaden their awareness of the practice of youth development in other countries.
With the intent of developing partnerships with sister countries around the world, Indiana youth workers travel outside the state to build life-long relationships, share best practices in youth work, consider how professional youth worker networks enhance the field and explore how academic preparation and credentialing is approached for youth workers in other countries. Living in our ever-growing global society, youth workers in Indiana seek to gain a better appreciation to think, act, and relate globally.
Exchanges from 2005-2017
2005 United Kingdom and the Community and Youth Worker Union
2007 Oloolaimutia School in Massai Marra & Kariua School in Nairobi, Kenya
2009 Calnali, Mexico, Friends of Hidalgo
2012 Calgary – Canmore, Canada, YMCA & International Child and Youth Care Conference
2014 Auckland and Christchurch, New Zealand & Melbourne and Sydney, Australia
2016 Vienna, Austria, 33rd FICE Conference and CYC World Conference
2019 (Soon!) Dublin, Republic of Ireland and Belfast, Northern Ireland