Youth International (Experience the World!)
world becomes your classroom and experience your
Youth International is an
experiential learning program focussing upon
international travel and inter-cultural exchange,
volunteer community service, home stays, and outdoor
Travel for three months with a team
of up to 14 people between the ages of 18 and 25,
and two leaders.
Each group explores three different
countries in; Asia (Thailand, India, and Nepal), or
South America (Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador including
the Galapagos Islands), Both trips run twice each
year from September to December and February to May.
Help build an orphanage in Bolivia,
live with a tribal family in Thailand, meditate with
Tibetan monks, do conservation work in the
Ecuadorian rainforest, visit the Taj Mahal, assist
the poor in Mother Teresa’s clinics in India, search
for wild animals while sailing through the Galapagos
Islands, hike along ancient footpaths in the
Himalayan Mountains, or along the Inca trail through
the Peruvian Andes to Machu Picchu, and much more.
These are just a few highlights on trips that hold
new adventures and new life lessons around every
Youth International is based in Evergreen, Colorado,
USA, and has been in operation since1997.
For info., program itineraries, and
International Homestays (Wolrdwide destinations
including CR, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Spain, France,
Italy, Germany, and Japan)
ANDEO International Homestays works
closely with each applicant to customize a Gap
program that fits their individual goals and
interests. The two core components of all Andeo
programs are small-group language courses and a
homestay with a local family. From
there, participants choose their own path! It may
lead them to an organic farm in Japan , a theater
stage in Germany , a
community service project in
, or a photography studio in Italy , to list just a
few. Andeo Gap p rograms can last from four weeks
to a full year and can begin at anytime. Academic
credit is available for all programs.
ANDEO International Homestays
Imagine a journey, a real life journey- where you
will experience a true cultural exchange. Our
programs are 2-3 weeks long; include homestays,
responsible touring and many have service projects.
Sign up today and see how a Crooked Trails program
can change you and the world for the better.
PO Box 94034
Seattle WA 98112, USA
program features homestays with two
different indigenous communities, the
Otavalo people of the highlands and the
Huaorani of the Ecuadorian Amazon. The
Otavalo people are known for their
handicrafts, music, and the most famous
market in Ecuador. We will stay with
families and participate in their daily
lives as we learn about weaving, visit
the markets, and explore the surrounding
countryside. During our stay with the
Huaorani people of the rainforest, we
will assist with day-to-day activities
of life. Our hosts will teach us about
the different uses of jungle plants and
how to use spears and blowguns, as the
Huaorani do to get their food. We will
also learn about the struggles of the
Huaorani against the oil companies who
threaten their land and survival.
Together with our Huaorani guides, we
will explore the tropical rainforest by
foot and the rivers by dugout canoe.
The Huaorani will introduce you to a
whole new world. You will be amazed at
how deep and alive the rainforest is.
Learn about responsible tourism ethics.
Living and learning from local
Visiting historical and sacred sites.
Homestays with local villagers.
Visits to the cloud forests.
is among the most rewarding destinations
in South America. Though small in size, it boasts an astonishing array of
vibrant indigenous cultures,
well-preserved colonial architecture,
volcanic landscapes, and dense
rainforest. Named for the equator,
which runs through the northern part of
Ecuador is a country of short distances
and big contrasts. In a single day you
can go from the lush Amazon jungle over
the majestic mountain ranges of the
Andes to the tropical beaches of the
coast. On this program you will explore
both the natural and the ethnic
diversity of this remarkable country.
Program Cost Includes:
- Domestic flights within Ecuador
- All program transport in Ecuador
- All program accommodation
- Most meals
- All excursions and activities described in the
- Crooked Trails facilitator, translators and local
guides as well as project fees.
- Assistance with flights to and from
Global Volunteers strives to wage peace throughout the world by helping establish mutual understanding between people of diverse cultures. Each year Global Volunteers coordinates more than 150 teams of volunteers who participate on short-term human and economic development projects worldwide in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, and the Pacific.
Global Volunteers. 375 E. Little Canada Rd. St. Paul. MN, 55117.USA
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