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Three-Month Multi-Country Adventures in Asia and South America


Bolivia: Cochabamba, Rural Areas
Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Quito, Rural Areas
India: Agra, Calcutta, Delhi and 4 other cities
Multiple Countries
Nepal: Kathmandu, Pokhara
Peru: Amantani Island, Cusco, Lima and 3 other cities
Thailand: Bangkok

Program Duration

3-6 Months, 9-12 Weeks


Next available programs begin February 15, 2017


* Between 18 and 25 years of age

*Note: Some flexibility with this age restriction does apply.


  • English
  • Hindi
  • Nepali
  • Quechua
  • Spanish
  • Thai

Cost in US$:

9,950 (Asia)/ 10,950 (South America)

Cost Includes:

  • Excursions
  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • International travel
  • 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:

* All program expenses during the semester abroad
* All meals and lodging
* All overland travel
* All scheduled program activities (including the cost of all outdoor adventure activities and site-seeing etc)
* Team leaders and in-country staff
* All costs for orientation in the USA
* Educational materials
* Other miscellaneous expenses related to the program

* Participants must pay for their flights. Personal expenses and individual free time activities are not covered, such as health insurance, entry visas, and transportation to orientation in Colorado at the beginning of the program.

Credit Available


Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Arts
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Conservation
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Environment
  • Human Rights
  • Organic Farming
  • Orphans
  • Parks
  • Public Health
  • Recreation
  • Reforestation
  • Refugee Relief
  • Senior Citizens
  • Street Children
  • Teaching
  • Trail Building
  • Tree Planting
  • Water Projects
  • Women
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

Typical Volunteer

Q: What types of people join Youth International teams? A: This is a very common question and a difficult to answer, as there is really no "typical" Youth International participant. Each is unique! Our participants bring with them a wonderful diversity of backgrounds and interests. Team members bond through their common interests and enthusiasm toward the activities and ideals which have drawn them all toward the Youth International program. All, in some way or another, are eager to step outside the path they are on and to challenge themselves. Many are taking a "gap year" after high school, or some time off in the middle of college. Some have graduated college recently, and want to experience some of the world before starting a career or going on to graduate school. The majority of our participants come from the United States, from all corners of the country. We also have many participants join from across Canada. Youth International also has some members that have joined us from other countries around the world, including the UK and Mexico.

Age Range

18 to 25 years of age

This Program is open to

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

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel

in Groups

Typically Participants Work

in Groups of up to 14

Scholarships are Available

Please contact the Youth International office for details.

Application Process Involves

  • In-Person Interview when Feasible
  • Letters of Reference
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Written Application

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad