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 to see the globe while serving others and provides an experience and an atmosphere where you can learn valuable life skills and build lifelong relationships with both the people your travel with and the people you meet along the way.

Traveling and serving abroad is the perfect way to get out of your comfort zone, and for those that perhaps have never traveled out of their home state or small geographic area, it can be a bold step towards understanding the world and the people that populate it. We offer three international programs twice a year, with each trip lasting for three months. Our destinations are Asia, South America, and Africa, but unfortunately our African program has been indefinitely suspended due to security concerns. But no matter which program you sign up for, you can be guaranteed that you will be challenged in ways you never have before and you will also find rewards you never thought possible.

International travel and volunteerism isn’t for everyone, but if our gap year program piques your interest, please let us know. You can find useful information in our FAQ section and fill out your Application online. We look forward to hearing from you!