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LEAPYEAR: Transforming Education - Ages 17-24

Locations

India: Agra, Auroville, Bodh Gaya and 12 other cities
Peru: Arequipa, Cusco, Incan Ruins and 5 other cities

Program Duration

7-12 Months

Dates

September through May, January through August

Qualifications

Must be between 17 and 24 years old at start of the program.

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Quechua
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

34,900

Cost Includes:

  • Excursions
  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Language instruction
  • Living stipend
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Registration fees
  • Travel while in host country
  • Written materials abroad
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

Costs include everything except personal spending money, personal health insurance, and national and international airfares. All other costs are inclusive, including a year of post-program internship placements.

Credit Available

yes

Experience Required

no

Volunteer Types

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Welfare
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Arts
  • Biological Research
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Business
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Computer Training
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Conservation
  • Cooking
  • Counseling
  • Culture
  • Disability Issues
  • Disaster Relief
  • Drama
  • Driving
  • Drug & Alcohol Recovery
  • Eco-tourism
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Environment
  • Festivals
  • Gender Issues
  • Health
  • Health Education
  • Human Rights
  • Journalism
  • Marine Conservation
  • Nutrition
  • Organic Farming
  • Orphans
  • Parks
  • Public Health
  • Recreation
  • Reforestation
  • Renewable Energy
  • Senior Citizens
  • Social Work
  • Sports
  • Street Children
  • Teaching
  • Tourism
  • Trail Building
  • Translation
  • Tree Planting
  • Veterinary Science
  • Water Projects
  • Wildlife
  • Women
  • Writing
  • Youth Development

Typical Volunteer

Participants come from all over the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and occasionally from other countries. All share a desire to explore the world, and expand their personal understanding of themselves and other cultures and people.

Age Range

17-24

This Program is open to

American, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African and Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living
  • Home-stays
  • Independent living
  • Other

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Scholarships are Available

LEAPYEAR is fully accredited and Federal Financial Aid is available through the regular FAFSA process. Need based scholarships are also available through LEAPNOW.

Application Process Involves

  • Written Application
  • In-Person Interview Required

Typically The Application Process Time is

1 week

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Job and Internship Network
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home