The International Youth Initiative Program (YIP) is a 10-month residential societal entrepreneurship training for 18-28 years olds based in Sweden. It offers a holistic educational program that expands global understanding and personal awareness. YIP aims to strengthen young people’s capacity to take the personal and collective initiative in the face of current global realities.
The YIP program moves through seven different stages or course blocks. In order to create a holistic education, YIP participants are given an opportunity to dive into different topic areas. Within each of the seven-course blocks are a series of one-week-long courses in the morning and afternoon activities that balance intellectual, socio-emotional, and practical knowledge. These are listed in the Curriculum section above and the Afternoon section below. The morning courses consist of contributor-led content and afternoon of applied mentor-led practices. These two tracks run throughout the year. They align with the educational principles and aim to practically teach the YIP ethos in an accessible way.
This opportunity is for the candidates who are
The International Youth Initiative Program Cost is SEK 100.000 per participant for the whole 10 month program period, including Sweden-Outpost return ticket. Specifically, it includes:
All eligible participants will receive a Certificate of Completion at the year’s end. In addition all participants will receive an individual portfolio with Certificates of Qualification from each completed course during the program. The YIP Certificates of Qualification comply with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS.) They do not grant any direct academic degree. In the past participants have been able to use their YIP certificates towards credits for their bachelor and/or master programs. Through the partnership of YIB with Alanus University, all credits are accepted and credited for the BA in Social Entrepreneurship.
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