Since 1997, Youth International has been providing many people with the most exciting, fulfilling and educational experience of their life. Youth International is an experiential learning program that combines rugged international travel, inter-cultural exchange, home stays, volunteer community service work, and outdoor adventure.
Teams of up to 14 peers between the ages of 18 and 25 travel together with two group leaders. For a full 3 months, they explore three countries in one region of the world. Youth International currently offers two programs: Asia (Nepal, India, and Thailand) and South America (Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador, including the Galapagos Islands). Programs begin in September and February.
Through a balanced combination of experiences, each team member is set up for an intense and dynamic first-hand education about the region in which they are traveling. At the same time, they are presented with a unique environment and opportunity for self-discovery. Community service work comprises a major component of the program, and includes projects such as: helping to build or renovate schools, homes, and orphanages, teaching, and environmental conservation work.
Youth International is a unique way to immerse yourself in different cultures, make a difference, and challenge your limits!