Sustainable on the Go Youth Engagement Program

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On 17th November 2022, during the International Education Week 2022, York University and their international partners will host the 2nd Sustainable on the Go Conference (SOTG 2022).In the lead-up to conference, we want to hear from young voices from around the world to engage in the discussion on how internationalization and mobility in higher education can contribute to a better world. How can studying abroad and learning to respectfully work in intercultural teams make a difference? We are looking for you to play an active and meaningful role in the conference in a meaningful way. 

This pre-conference Youth Engagement Program is facilitated by our conference partner, Crossing Borders Education (CBE). It will provide you with the international group experience of building trust across cultural differences and establish a dialogue culture to actively engage with each other, collaborate, and creatively contribute to the themes of the SOTG 2022 Conference. 

We are looking for you to make a difference!

Participate to gain skills, creativity, and knowledge to be a part of and co-facilitate sessions at the SOTG 2022 in November 2022! CBE will facilitate the virtual sessions in small groups to experience the depth, vulnerability, and courage necessary to nurture our capacities of empathic listening and human care.

  • Explore topics of Resilience, Creativity and Belonging through the art of story
  • Experience empathic intercultural dialogue and storytelling activities that support you to connect with other likeminded university students around the world.
  • Grow into a caring international youth community that will equip you to meaningfully contribute to the themes of the SOGT 2022.

Learn more: Experience Deep Connections, Uplifting Peer Community and Active Hope. This 2-minute trailer shows the depth of connection that you are invited to experience.


Yes, I want to be a part of this. Am I eligible?

We are looking for participants with the following eligibility criteria:

  • You are between 17-24 years old and are enrolled as a student in a higher education institution at the time of the application and for the duration of the program.
  • You would like to work in an international team of youth leaders to contribute to an international conference and make a difference.
  • You have an interest and/or experience in the SOTG 2022 themes and/or intercultural learning.
  • You can commit and attend the 3 virtual workshops on 14, 18, 20 July 2022 (2 hours each).
  • You have a working knowledge of English and can engage in virtual platforms.

I am ready to make an impact. What are the next steps?

Send us your statement of interest: In 300 words or less, share who you are, and what inspires to be part of the SOTG 2022. You might include previous experience with international education and/or sustainability and your life/career goals. Apply before May 16, 2022:

Still wondering…any questions?

Sustainable on the Go at York University: Mario Guerrero ( Project Officer.