June 1st deadline for $2000 Scholarship
Youth International participants are eligible to be considered for a $2000 USA Gap Year Fairs Student Ambassador Scholarship. First, secure your spot on a Youth International team. There is currently availability on the fall South America team and the fall Asia team. Contact us today for more details!
Get outside of your comfort zone and immerse yourself in the cultures of Nepal, India, and Thailand. Small teams aged 18 to 25 travel with two experienced leaders for a 13 week experiential learning semester in Asia.
Youth International programs combine volunteer service with outdoor expeditions, home stays, and cultural exchange. About a third of your time will involve volunteer work, including these service projects planned for this year: renovating a school in a Nepalese village, and teaching English to children in a village in India.
Dates for the upcoming fall 2019 program in Asia are: September 16 to December 15. A complete daily itinerary is available on the Youth International website.
- Challenge yourself with a 9-day trek in the Himalayas in Nepal.
- Lend a hand and give back by volunteering.
- Visit Bangkok, Delhi, and cultural wonders including the Taj Mahal.
- Explore Asian religions and philosophies, including a mediation retreat led by Tibetan Buddhist monks.
- Learn about new cultures, foods, and languages by living in home stays.
Youth International presents a unique opportunity for personal growth. Participants are asked to embrace the uncertainty of stepping outside of their physical, psychological, and emotional comfort zone. Over the course of 3 months, YI teams encounter a wide array of new and challenging cultural situations, forcing them to re-evaluate what is right, wrong, or normal, and who they are in relation to these norms.