Volunteer Abroad - AsiaAnyone who will be between 18 and 25 years of age when traveling is welcome to apply to join a Youth International gap year opportunity. *Some flexibility with this age restriction does apply. View Essential Eligibility Criteria.

If you are interested in joining one of our upcoming teams, please fill out an application form and submit it to us as soon as possible.  Applications are accepted at any time for upcoming semesters.  It is free to apply.

Applications are followed up with a telephone interview and references before an applicant is accepted into a program.  Youth International will normally be in contact within one week of receiving an application to schedule the telephone interview.

Contact us with any questions about the application process!

Volunteer Abroad - Africa

Fall 2020 Program Fees:

Asia Semester Program: US $10,950

South America Semester Program: US $11,950

Africa & Near East Semester Program: US $11,550

This program fee covers all program expenses during the semester abroad, including: all meals and lodging, all overland travel, all scheduled program activities (including all expeditions, outdoor adventure activities, and sightseeing), team leaders and in-country staff, all costs for orientation in the USA, educational materials, and other miscellaneous program expenses.

Volunteer Abroad - South AmericaIn addition to the program fee, participants must pay for their flights.On average the cost of flights will be approximately $1800 for the South America program and approximately $1,900 for the Asia program and the Africa & Near East program.

The only other costs not covered by the program fee 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 of Upcoming Gap Semesters:

Asia Program: Nepal, India, and Thailand: 13 weeks.

  • Fall 2020: September 14 to December 13.

South America Program: Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador: 12 weeks

  • Fall 2020: September 14 to December 6.

Africa & Near East Program: Kenya, Egypt, and Jordan: 12 weeks

  • Fall 2020: September 14 to December 6.