PSYL is an intensive, interactive and experiential learning program from dawn to dusk. PSYL wants students to enjoy themselves at a safe, exceptional campus on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. Each day is a blend of educational, recreational, cultural and social activities.
PSYL believes in the power of education to be real and relevant to the challenges facing the world and young people across the globe. Each summer, they build an international youth community committed to discovering who they are and what incredible change they can create.
The seminar is designed to strengthen the role as community members and world leaders. Participants are encouraged to broaden their perspectives on key global issues and are offered opportunities to develop the skills they need – conflict transformation, facilitation, consensus decision making and action planning – to grow as leaders around the themes of peace, ecological sustainability, social justice and intercultural understanding.
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To cost to participate in PSYL is $4,125 CAD. This course fee includes food (3 meals and 3 snacks daily), accommodation, field trips, program supplies, transportation to and from Pearson Campus from the ferry or Victoria airport. Once youth arrive in Victoria they should not need any money. This fee does not include travel costs to get to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
There are no academic requirements to attend PSYL.
Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, our campus is currently closed to non-essential visitors and and the 22nd Pearson Seminar on Youth Leadership has been deferred to next summer, July 11-31, 2021
They accept applications on a rolling basis. While there is no application deadline, the program tends to fill up by mid-spring