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.

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

Spring 2019 Program Fees:

South America Program: US $11,350

Asia Program: US $10,350

Volunteer Abroad - South America

This program fee covers all program expenses during the semester abroad, including: all meals and lodging, all overland travel, all scheduled gap year travel 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.

In 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.

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

  • Spring 2019: February 27 to May 28, 2019.
  • Fall 2019 : September 14 to December 13, 2019.

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

  • Spring 2019: February 27 to May 21, 2019.
  • Fall 2019: September 14 to December 6, 2019.