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Youth International (Experience the World!)

The world becomes your classroom and experience your greatest teacher!

 Youth International is an experiential learning program focussing upon international travel and inter-cultural exchange, volunteer community service, home stays, and outdoor adventure.

 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 corner!

Youth International is based in Evergreen, Colorado, USA, and has been in operation since1997.

For info., program itineraries, and applications, visit: www.youthinternational.org  Phone: 1-720-270-3323.




Come join GLA in India for an unforgettable experience.

This program is an intense exploration of social issues in rural Maharashtra, such as women’s rights, environmental sustainability and public health.   You’ll live on the campus of Mahindra United World College, in a beautiful rural setting, and venture into the surrounding villages to witness first hand the issues faced by local communities, including the positive and negative affects of globalization.


A focus of the program is learning through community interaction.  We work with Sadhana Friends, an organization that works with mentally handicapped people, as well as women’s groups.  In addition, you’ll work with children from the surrounding villages that are part of the Akshara program.  Throughout all of this, you will learn first hand about life in India, the challenges people face, and the triumphs they have enjoyed.


Where we go
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Fortaleza, Brazil
  • Santa Ana, Costa Rica
  • Monteverde, Costa Rica
  • Tema, Ghana
  • Pune, India
  • Dharamsala, India
  • Tecpan, Guatemala
  • Moshi, Tanzania
  • Simanjiro, Tanzania
  • Hoi An, Vientma

CONTACT: Global Leadership Adventures. Telephone In USA: 1 (888) 358-4321 Outside USA: +1 (619) 677-3211  E MAIL: http://experiencegla.com/



Global LAB (Global Learning Across Borders) 
Information: we consider ourselves a
cultural immersion semester program with opportunities for service
learning, language learning (Arabic, French, Hindi, Tibetan, Chinese
and Japanese as of Spring 08), as well as learning about cultural,
political and environmental issues. We do have volunteer opportunities and
internships.Effective Spring 08 we will offer China/Tibet and Japan semesters.
China-Tibet, India, Morocco and Southeast Asia. College credit is available 
through http://westudyabroad.com and Professor Steve
Michelle Bos-Lun
Director of Admissions
Global LAB, michelle@global-lab.org 
web - http://global-lab.org   tel: 800-984-4522

Global Learning Across Borders, a non-profit 501(c)(3) based in New York, exists to educate and inspire
new generations of young people to become responsible and committed global citizens in their local
communities and beyond. We do this through international cultural immersion and community service
programs for young adults; global studies professional development programs for educators; and by
partnering with schools to help design and launch experiential global education and service programs.
Global Learning Across Borders . www.global-lab.org . 1.800.984.4522 . info@global-lab.org
Semester Programs in Asia and North Africa
Global Learning Across Borders (Global LAB) offers four semester programs for high school, gap year,
home school, and college students featuring experiential learning and cultural immersion. Each includes
home-stays, service-learning, language & cultural study, regional travel, and independent study projects.
From Brahma to Buddha—Cultures of the Indian Himalayas and the Ganges River
. Explore religious diversity in North India. Participate in a Buddhist retreat and trek in the
Himalayas. Visit Ladakh, the Tibetan community in Dharamsala, and travel to holy Sikh,
Buddhist, and Hindu cities, and to the desert of Rajasthan. Visit the site where the Buddha was
enlightened and float down the Ganges River observing rituals on the banks in Varanasi.
Culture Through Community: A Semester in Southeast Asia
. Begin in Bali, Indonesia, a tradition-rich Hindu island enclave in the world’s largest archipelago.
Immerse yourself in community in the coastal village of Baraban with home-stays, rice paddy
cultivation and fishing. Continue to Bangkok, Thailand, visit the Reclining Buddha, explore
Chiang Mai, and encounter the Karen tribe in the mountains near Pai. Conclude in Cambodia,
witness The Killing Fields of Phnom Penh then behold the wonder of the Temples of Angkor.
Morocco: A Mosaic of Cultures, A Crossroads of Continents
. Experience one of the most colorful countries in North Africa—and one of the most hospitable
cultures on the globe. Witness the fascinating convergence and co-existence of Arab, Islamic,
African, and European influences. Explore life in an indigenous Berber village in The High Atlas
Mountains; stay with families in the medieval and sensory-affirming cities of Fes and Marrakesh;
study Arabic or French; caravan with camels into the Sahara; and conclude in Andalusia, Spain.
China/Tibet: Where Modernity Meets Tradition
. Begin in the modern yet historical region of Guangzhou. Travel by train across the South, then
experience home and monastery stays and service projects on the Tibetan Plateau in Amdo.
Learn through experience about indigenous people of Yunnan, spend a month in Sichuan (near
Tibet, including a trek), and another month in Zhanjiang province in coastal China, including a
visit to beautiful Hainan island. Study and practice Mandarin Chinese and some Tibetan as well.