UWP Global - The Most Unique Way to Experience the World


-Multi-Country Locations: Countries Worldwide, Various cities in each country
Belgium: Brussels
Germany: Frankfurt
Mexico: Mexico City (Ciudad de Mexico)
Switzerland: Bern, Lucerne, Lugano
Taiwan: Taipei (Taibei)
United States: Denver

Program Duration

3-6 Month, 1-2 Year


Throughout the year, Fall, Spring


July-December or Full Year

Travel Types

  • Dancing
  • Homestay
  • Language Immersion
  • Student Tours
  • Volunteering


Participants must be ages 17 to 29 at the time of travel, in good health, a high school graduate (or equivalent) and able to fully participate in all aspects of the program. Although musical talent and performance ability are welcome, individual selection is based on a personal interview rather than an audition.

Minimum Education

High School

Intern Types

  • Business Admin, Management
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Marketing, Ad, PR
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Theater, Drama, Dance


  • English

Subject Areas

  • Area/ethnic Studies
  • Communications
  • Conflict Studies
  • Counseling
  • Culture
  • Dance
  • Education
  • Humanities
  • International Relations
  • Languages / Linguistics
  • Leadership
  • Liberal Arts
  • Marketing, Ad., & Pr
  • Music
  • Music - Vocal Performance
  • Service-learning
  • Social Policy
  • Sociology
  • Theater
  • Travel / Tourism

Cost in US$:

Effective starting July 2013: One semester USD 17,450; Two semesters USD 26,450. Academic credit option supplement USD 950.

Cost Includes:

  • International travel
  • Travel while in host country
  • Housing
  • Food
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Written materials pre-departure
  • Written materials abroad

Program Fees Include:

Housing, transportation, cultural excursions, volunteer projects, most meals, 24/7 staff support. All travel costs once the program begins is included in the fee, however travel from home city/country to begin the program and return home at the end of the semester from the final tour location is NOT included.

Credit Available


Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Arts
  • Building/construction Projects
  • Childcare/children
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Community Health
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Culture
  • Disability Issues
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Health
  • Health Education
  • Human Rights
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Orphans
  • Recreation
  • Seniors
  • Social Services, Social Work
  • Street Kids
  • Teaching
  • Tree Planting
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer Management
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

Typical Volunteer

Local community impact projects are designed to meet the specific needs of each city we visit. Projects can last several hours to several days and are typically performed as a group.

Age Range

17 to 29 years old

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays

Participants Travel

in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Scholarships are Available

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Written Application
  • In-Person Interview when Feasible

Typically The Application Process Time is

Rolling Admissions Process (decision in 2-4 weeks)

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad