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Apply now for the Feb 2015 International JoU!

Encompass Trust ‘International Journey of Understanding’

22nd February - 4th March 2015, Snowdonia, Wales

Would you like to develop your intercultural understanding?
Would you like to develop your confidence in engaging with people from different cultures and countries?
Would you like to be part of a challenging, engaging and innovative programme?
Would you like to meet people from 5 other countries on a lively action-packed programme?
Then the Encompass ‘International Journey of Understanding’ might just be your biscuit!

Programme information
24 young people are drawn from America, Indonesia, Israel, Palestine, and the UK, from a mix of backgrounds, faiths, cultures, traditions and even conflicts.
During the “Journey of Understanding” young people join together and build bonds through challenging outdoor adventure activities, and a complementary programme of professionally-facilitated discussion workshops and skills sessions. The aims of the “Journey of Understanding” are to;

• Support young people from different cultures and backgrounds to understand each other better
• Give young people the confidence and skills to promote intercultural understanding in their communities

Outdoor activities
Outdoor activities are designed to bring the group together, to work as a team and build trust between individuals. The activities you do will depend on the weather, but may include rock climbing, abseiling, mountain walking, canoeing, caving and gorge walking.

Workshops
Workshops give you the chance to explore themes around identity, community, conflict and stereotypes, and will include small and large group work, games, facilitated discussions and drama. Please come prepared to have honest, and in some cases difficult discussions. Some of the issues we will be discussing are sensitive, so be respectful, listen carefully, and speak honestly – even when you disagree with each other (as will often be the case).

Using your experience
Towards the end of the programme you will receive facilitation training and run your own workshop for the other participants. This will give you the skills and confidence to use your Encompass experience to benefit your own community after the programme.

Deadline for applications is Friday 23rd January by 5pm. We will get back to you within two weeks from the 23rd, to confirm if your application has been successful and to arrange an interview.

The application form can be downloaded here. The Programme Information Pack for Febraury 2015 can be viewed here.  If you have any more questions about the programme, get in touch with:

  • Sahdia in the UK: sahdia@encompasstrust.org 
  • Putri in Indonesia: putri.encompassina@gmail.com
  • Karen in Palestine: palkaren@hotmail.com
  • Amit in Israel: encompassisrael@gmail.com
  • Michele in the USA: brittonm@syr.edu

Or get in touch with the London office on +44 (0)20 7430 0247.

Good luck!

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