Youth International is an experiential education program which focuses upon international travel, intercultural exchange, adventure, community service and home stays. Youth International offers two separate trips. One travels to Asia while the other journeys to Africa/Middle East. Both trips are offered twice a year, once in the Spring semester and once in the Fall.
Contact: Brad Gillings, Director c/o Youth International 1121 Downing Street #2 Denver CO
80218 USA Tel: 303-838-5877 FAX: 303-839-5887
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
The focus of our Kenya program is a
homestay in the Maasai
village of Merrueshi,
where we will work on a community school
project in support of the Maasai
culture. During our stay in Merrueshi
you will share in the daily lives of the
Maasai and will live and eat in the
local way. In the mornings, we will go
on nature walks with Maasai warriors.
The village is located very close to
Amboseli National Park, and it is common
to see zebras, giraffes, and other
wildlife. Other activities include
meetings with community members, Maasai
language lessons, fireside chats, and
storytelling. This program offers a
truly unique and authentic experience.
Merrueshi is not on the tourist route,
and our visit is made possible only by a
very special invitation from Maasai
warrior Kakuta Ole Maimai and his
elders. Their hospitality and
generosity will humble and inspire you.
When August and December
Learn about responsible tourism ethics.
Living and learning from local
Going on safari to Amboseli and Tsavo
Help build and or restore school
Setting Straddling the equator,
Kenya extends from the Indian Ocean to
the plateaus and plains of the Great
Rift Valley. The coastal region is hot
and humid, with beautiful sandy beaches,
lagoons, and swamps, and patches of
rainforest lining the shore. Vast, dry
plains cover much of the country, with
generally poor soils supporting only
scattered plant life. Most of
population lives in rural areas in the
central highlands and on the fertile
plateau near Lake Victoria, farming and
raising livestock for a living. Kenya
boasts a spectacular variety of wild
animals, including elephants, giraffes,
lions, rhinoceroses, and zebras, that
attract thousands of tourists every
Program Cost Includes:
- -Homestay and work project fees
- All program transport in Kenya
- All program accommodation
- All but one meal
- All excursions and activities described in the
itinerary, including safari.
- Crooked Trails facilitator, translators and local
guides as well as project fees.
- Assistance with flights to and from Nairobi Kenya.