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Each Experiment program offers students an opportunity to focus on an aspect of the host culture and to become an active participant in the communities they join.

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Complete a medical rotation in Kabale, Uganda, and become part of the community and learn about their ground-breaking integrated approach to addressing and improving maternal and child health. The country is sadly in the top 20 in terms of infant and maternal mortality rates. The vast majority of women give birth without the assistance of anyone medically trained and in unequipped facilities. B...

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The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation invites you to join us by volunteering for a 9-day fruit tree planting & safari eco-adventure. Activities include planting trees with schools, orphanages, & communities, along with their partner NGO, Africa Partnership on Climate Change Coalition. You will interact with countless families & students along the way, & have a chance to receive training from FTPF ...

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Trek from the Caribbean to the Pacific on this cross-country expedition! Our Coast to Coast Expedition Semester includes an immersive 26-day journey on foot through Costa Rica’s lush rain-forests and valleys. Along the way, spend time at rural home-stays to better your Spanish skills and learn about Costa Rican culture and traditions. Hone your leadership skills as you learn to raft-gui...

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When you visit China for the first time, it doesn’t take long to realize that everything is changing at warp speed. Old neighborhoods of wooden houses are demolished to make way for 80-story buildings. Streets once filled with bicycles are now jammed with shiny cars. Buddhist monks read ancient sutras from iPads, and millions of rural farmers now work in the city to support their families. The ...

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Join us for one week of pure adventure climbing Africa's tallest peak and the world's tallest freestanding volcano. Feel the awe and accomplishment rush over you as you finally reach the summit and gaze out across the African countryside. Are you up for the challenge?

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While Costa Rica has a very high literacy rate and has a very strong tourism industry, there are also quite large impoverished and at-risk communities. This project aims to send volunteers into these communities to help them achieve their goals. There are a variety of projects in different fields volunteers can choose from such as helping with women’s issues, child welfare, or healthcare and ed...

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Volunteers on the Wolf Conservation Volunteer Program have the amazing opportunity to contribute to the conservation and protection of one of nature’s most beautiful and mysterious creatures – the Iberian Wolf. The work of the volunteers is of extreme importance to maintain the Wolves preservation and its habitat. The volunteers will be lodged in very comfortable wooden houses on a Natural R...

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Querétaro is an enchanting colonial Mexican city where old world charm and history meet modern innovation. The city was the third most important city during Mexico’s colonial era, when Spain governed the country and remains to be a growing cultural and economic center. In 1996, the historic center was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and Querétaro has repeatedly been recognized as the c...

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Experiential education is swiftly becoming an essential part of the global curriculum, vital in teaching young people important skills such as teamwork, self-confidence and determination. This program is an outstanding method to teach English through integrated subject learning, as well as a lasting love and respect for the natural environment. During this internship, participants harness an...

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The Siyafunda Bush Experience is perfect for those wanting to live on the wild side of Africa. The tracking camp is based in the 60,000 acre Makalali Game Reserve, where Africa's Big Five - lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino roam free. The rustic tented camp is located deep in the bush overlooking the banks of a tributary of the Makutswi river. Hot water for showers is supplied by g...

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Live together with your Spanish Teachers in a warm and loving family in the south of Spain. Improve your Spanish Skills every day, every hour with Agualivar Spanish School. Take advantage of a real Spanish immersion. Attending this standard program of Spanish lessons in the mornings with only 2 hours per day, lessons completely customized to your needs. Enjoy a wide variety of activities in S...

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There are places on this planet that are fascinating and diverse beyond human imagination. Welcome to China: not only one of the biggest countries in the world, but also one of the most multi-ethnic, contrasting, and culture-rich. From the quiet, wide-open, spiritual, and barren lands of Tibet to the most hectic, up-to-date, energetic, and noisy cities of the east coast; from the spicy dishes o...

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A rare opportunity to live and breathe the beauty of Thailand beyond the mass media stereotype. Take a volunteer vacation and see and participate in how Thais really live and help to preserve Thailand's native elephant habitat. You will find yourself in one the most unique environments, working to build an ecologically sustainable reforested habitat to give elephants a home. With a volunteer va...

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Join the educational trip to Spain offered by Seville Abroad. This is a truly memorable and unique way to gain a deeper love and respect for the country’s language as well as develop more interest in your future studies. Our Spanish educational trips help you learn firsthand about a lot of things - language, way of life, culture, and history. You will have the chance to add the program with...

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The Game Ranger Experience offers a thorough introduction to the wildlife and habitats of South Africa. In an action-packed two weeks, you will learn about a huge range of topics associated with the work of a game ranger  all while exploring the African bush and travelling through some of the most stunning areas in South Africa. Learning on this course is mainly field based. While there are...

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The Farm Work in France program is a hands-on, vacation-learning program that provides an excellent opportunity to practice your French language skills, learn about farm life and work in France and help out with farm work in exchange for your accommodation and meals. This program is available from April to October when farm life at its busiest and there is need for additional help. Aside from ...

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Kalani's Sabbatical Program is the best of our guest and volunteer experiences rolled into one fun and relaxing month. Whether you have a writing or creative project to explore, want to take time to discover who you truly are, or simply need a retreat for relaxation and rejuvenation, you'll find a nourishing home here. Connect with new friends while on sabbatical, and return home refreshed and ...

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Our Work & Travel Canada program gives U.S. citizens between the ages of 18 and 35 a chance to experience the beauty of our northern neighbor while earning money throughout the year. Start with an arrival orientation in Vancouver or Toronto and continue with job support throughout your program. If you already have a job in mind we can also help you organize your 12-month working holiday visa! ...

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New Zealand's flagship program .. the next tour is for 15 days and based in the rugged and beautiful South Island. Commences 27 December 2017 and applications close 1 September 2017. This study tour takes you from whale watching to glaciers, hiking through national forests and LOTR sites, visiting wildlife and marine conservation sanctuaries, ecotourism, the home of bungy, ride the world fa...

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Our School in Buenos Aires is one of the most established Spanish Schools in Buenos Aires, offering a wide range of top quality, accredited Spanish courses and classes! We offer students a unique language learning experience by combining Spanish courses and authentic cultural experiences, enabling students to fully immerse themselves in the culture of Argentina! Our strongest belief is that le...

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Spend a gap year in India on a six-week expedition and volunteer work program from Sankalp Volunteer. The program will provide participants with a great cultural and volunteering experience of a lifetime. The program combines travel, adventure, and volunteer work, filling the gap year with rewarding experiences and action. The program provides participants with the opportunity to get involve...

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Immerse yourself this summer on this language program in Ecuador for high school students. Practice your Spanish each day as you work hand in hand with Ecuadorian friends in a small mountain village. Undertake meaningful community service initiatives ranging from volunteer construction projects to running a summer camp for local children to helping farmers harvest crops. During your last week i...

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Living aboard a sailing yacht in a small group of 10 to 12 shipmates of similar age, participants to this ActionQuest summer adventure program will experience the confidence of succeeding as both an individual and as a team. Up to eight yachts sail together in a flotilla, allowing participants to connect with others from all over the United States and the world. Under the guidance of licensed s...

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Our exciting Teen Program is a combination of adventure and language study that is bound to be a valuable, life-changing experience. Undoubtedly, the best way to advance quickly in Spanish is through total immersion. Our students are surrounded by Spanish in classes, around town, and in the home of a local Costa Rican family. Students absorb the culture and apply the Spanish they learn in class...

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Our Family Language & Culture Program is ideal for families who want the opportunity to learn and do something fun while in Nosara. In this program we separate the kids and parents and the kids attend an action and culture packed day camp with other kids while the parents attend our intensive Spanish program with other adults. In the camp portion, children are led by a native Spanish speaking g...

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ALOHA! Meet your new Ohana for 10 incredible days of adventure and scenic wonders on 3 Hawaiian Islands. Then jet to Vancouver, known as Hollywood North for 6 amazing days in Western Canada featuring an action packed resort stay in Whistler. Get ready for the Via Ferrata mountain challenge! Cross the border to Seattle for 3 days in the Pacific Northwest before boarding Carnival Cruise Line’s Le...

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ASUL “untangles your tongue” with an engaging and effective learning methodology in our intensive Spanish program, which is made up of 20 classroom hours per week. The academy provide flexible schedules, adjusting the required classroom time to match your needs. Regular and intensive courses are available. The course is all-purpose; it is suitable for business (Spanish is quickly becoming a...

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Connecting Worlds specializes in organizing gap year opportunities in Argentina. A gap year is perfect for recently graduated students from high school or college who want to experience a different culture. Students who sign up to one of the programs has the opportunity to experience a true cultural exchange, stay with local people and gain practical experience during their stay in Argentina. P...

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Volunteering Solutions provide placements in two of the most magnificent cities in South Africa; Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. Volunteers traveling to South Africa has an array of programme options to join; including Childcare, Healthcare, Teaching, Sports Coaching, and Animal Welfare. Volunteering Solutions also provide some really interesting and customized programme placements which is a p...