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 help young adults grow and flourish in environments and civilizations that are unfamiliar but at the same time, new and exciting.

When the opportunity to travel arises, some people will jump at the chance. Others take more time to decide if traveling overseas is the thing for them, and whichever boat you’re in, the first step has to be to apply. At Youth International, we want to immerse young adults in challenging situations, where the growth and learning is abundant. While you’re traveling, volunteering, and staying with local host families, you’ll be stretched and tested in ways you may have never thought possible, but you’ll also learn more about yourself and the people around you. In a team setting, you’ll grow closer to those you’re traveling with and learn how to connect and bond with people that were once strangers.

To learn more about our gap year programs, contact Youth International at 1-720-270-3323 or email us at We want to take those between the ages of 18 and 25 and present them with an adventure that they’ll never forget, so if you think you’re ready, submit an application or contact us for more information.