Virtual Exchange Program Model
The YFU Virtual Exchange Initiative curriculum is based on YFU's 4x4P model.
This includes four core topics (Identity, Culture, Conflict and Current Events) each approached by a four-step process in which participants will take part in activities that build skills preparing them for a capstone project that demonstrates their global competencies. The strategic and structured, yet flexible design of the curriculum encourages students to fully engage with each topic in order to apply the skills and knowledge gained to make meaningful change across national and international borders.
Participants:Youth 14-35 years of age
Duration:Academic semester, year option
Topics:Identity, Culture, Conflict, Current Events
Project:Optional Cross-Collaborative Final Project
Explore - Establish a baseline of participant knowledge on a topic and help participants identify their own perspective.
Understand - Listen to and reflect upon viewpoints of other participants. Consider influences upon similarities and differences in perspective.
Engage - Articulate facts, express feelings, and relay findings through thoughtful and creative exercises.
Act - Collectively debrief and brainstorm avenues to positively impact society. Translate acquired knowledge and skills into direct community action.