1. Speak Spanish in real life situations

    At Youth International, we believe in experiential learning--- learning by doing.  That is true of all aspects of the intense cultural exchange that you will experience on a Youth International gap semester in South America.  Perhaps the most tangible take-away from this approach to learning is in language acquisition.  Participants join a Youth International gap semester with all levels of Spa…Read More

  2. Leading the way in experiential learning

    If you are looking into options for your gap semester, you will know that there are many programs to chose from.  How do you pick the program that is right for you?  Consider location, length, cost, group size, and details of what you will actually be doing on a day-to-day basis.  Youth International has over twenty years of experience organizing small group travel experiences that connect stud…Read More

  3. Gap Year Benefits

    Recent research has shown that the benefits of a gap year are profound and extend across multiple areas.  See, for example, Joe O'Shea's book, Gap Year: How Delaying College Changes People in Ways the World Needs, which reports that student performance in college improves for those who have taken a gap year, especially for those students who are on the lower end of the grade distribution when t…Read More

  4. Get out there and do some good things

    If you have been wanting to get involved in volunteer work without the long-term commitment of a volunteer placement, then Youth International could be a good fit for you.  When you join a Youth International gap semester, you spend about a third of your time overseas taking part in a variety of ongoing volunteer projects.  These typically include teaching and running activities for children, an…Read More

  5. Your pathway to lifelong learning

    If you are considering taking a gap year that involves travel and volunteering overseas, you should consider the opportunities offered by Youth International. Youth International has over twenty years of experience as a leader in the field of gap year travel.  Now is the perfect time to look into the details of the travel itineraries that are being offered during the fall of 2018 or even the spri…Read More

  6. A Gap Year Program Can Change Your Life

    People often talk about "life changing" experiences, such as a conversation with a famous person, or doing something very stressful or scary that challenges their courage. If you've often wondered what it would be like to have one of those experiences, it's not too late to discover one. At Youth International, we don't promise that your life will be dramatically altered or that a major shift will …Read More

  7. Experience Culture and Adventure on New Continents

    The world is a big place, but in today's world, it's more accessible than it's ever been before. Instead of pen pals writing each other every month, you can instantly connect with someone on the other side of the world through social media and video chat. While this gives you some access to other cultures and peoples, actually visiting those countries and meeting those people can't be replaced by …Read More

  8. Find Out How Our Gap Year Program Can Help You Grow

    The transition from high school to college is an easy one for many students, but others find that either college doesn't feel right to them, or that they feel called to travel and explore before pursuing a degree. Whatever the case may be, if you have the urge to travel and experience other cultures, Youth International wants to help you fulfill those dreams. Our gap year programs are designed to …Read More

  9. Learn Valuable Skills and Build Lifelong Relationships

    If you've just entered your last year of high school or college, you might be giving some thought as to what you're going to do once you've graduated in the spring. There are many, many avenues to explore and goals to pursue, but if you're unsure as to what is right for you, why not take a year and explore the world? At Youth International, our gap year program gives young adults the opportunity t…Read More

  10. Volunteer Details of our Gap Year Programs

    If you are wanting to do good in your life, have you thought about a gap year program? Here at Youth International we love to take on people as volunteers to work abroad. We create opportunities for those who want to volunteer abroad. If this is starting to sound more appealing to you as you continue to read, we welcome you to follow up with us online after this great read! Our gap year volunteer …Read More