Volunteer Abroad - AsiaAnyone who will be between 18 and 25 years of age when traveling is welcome to apply to join a Youth International trip. (*Some flexibility with this age restriction does apply.)

If you are interested in joining one of our upcoming teams abroad, please fill out an application form and submit it to us as soon as possible.

Applications are followed up with a telephone interview. Teams are filled on a “first come” basis for those who are selected. Applications are accepted at any time for upcoming semesters, so early ones do have an advantage.  Once an application is received, Youth International will normally be in contact within one week to schedule a telephone interview.

Contact us with any questions about the application process.

Program Fee:

Volunteer Abroad - Africa

The program fee during the 2017/2018 season is:

Asia program: US $9,950
South America program: US $10,950 

This program fee covers all program expenses during the semester abroad, including: 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, and other miscellaneous expenses related to the program.

In addition to the program fee, participants must pay for their flights. On average the cost of flights will be approximately $1700 for the South America program and approximately $1,800 for the Asia program.

Volunteer Abroad - South America

The only other costs that the program fee does not cover are personal expenses and individual free time activities.  Personal expenses include health insurance, entry visas, and transportation to orientation in Colorado at the beginning of the program.

Dates for Upcoming Semesters:

Youth International’s next available programs will run during the fall of 2017.

Dates for the Fall 2017 semester: 

  • South America: September 14 to December 6, 2017
  • Asia: September 14 to December 13, 2017

Dates for the Spring 2018 semester:

  • South America: Spring: February 15 to May 9, 2018
  • Asia: February 15 to May 16, 2018

The Asia team will travel to Nepal, India, and Thailand.

The South America team will travel to Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador, including the Galapagos Islands.

View detailed program itineraries here:  Asia Fall 2017 / South America Fall 2017