Youth International is an experiential learning program that combines authentic international travel, cross-cultural exchange, home stays, community service work, and outdoor expeditions. Through a balanced combination of experiences, Youth International team members are set up for an intense and dynamic first-hand education about the country in which they are traveling. At the same time, they are presented with a unique environment for self-discovery.
Youth International has been sending groups on learning adventures abroad since 1997, and offers single-country programs of approximately one month in length. Trips run twice each year starting in late November and late April. Teams of fourteen peers between the ages of 18 and 25 travel with two group leaders, exploring the cultures of either Nepal, Kenya, Ecuador (and the Galapagos Islands), or India.
Youth International is accredited by the Gap Year Association and affiliated with Western Colorado University.
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