Youth International Testimonials
"I recommend this program to anyone with an adventurous spirit, a thirst for knowledge and a hunger to be challenged beyond presumed limits... There is no better, safer or wiser way to experience the world."
- Victoria Schmitt, St. Peters, Missouri
"I found myself in places doing things that I could hardly have imagined back in the USA."
-Kristin Dolwick, Louisville, Kentucky
"Traveling with a team provides a strong support group. This allows you to focus your energy on learning about where you are and about yourself."
-Bethany Novak, Champaign, Illinois
"I would recommend Youth International to anyone who is perfectly capable of having fun, because they’ll have tons of it!"
-Liza Carlson, Portland, Oregon
"Through community service projects, I’ve gotten to know not only the people of that country, but I’ve also discovered new things about my teammates. I watched people teach classes, lay cement floors, dance, play basketball and volleyball with neighbourhood kids, and design and paint an amazing mural. It was great to see people’s creative talents emerge while assisting and getting to know the community."
- Melanie Ellsworth, Sudbury, Massachusetts
"I have learned from the experience how to live with mindfulness and how to be more patient and compassionate."
-Kevin Meek, Noblesville, Indiana
"Getting a chance to work, sing, dance and laugh with the villagers gave me the opportunity to learn so much more than I could have from a book... I feel that because of this trip my future is wide open. I have a newly found confidence in myself and the exhilarating feeling that I can go to any country in the world."
-Kevin Kapeller, St. Charles, Missouri
"The trek really showed me what I was capable of... I amazed myself by doing it and accepting it and not being bothered by the struggle."
- Heather Ellsworth, San Francisco, California
"Each day in the program is a new adventure... I am constantly gaining new perspectives of myself, my own culture and the world. First hand I have learned about a myriad of religions and cultures. The more of the world I see the more I realize how much there is to be learned and how much there is to be done."
- Matt Daniel, Keedysville, Maryland