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Other Programs in Nepal




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.






International Cultural Adventures

Live with local families! Serve communities in need! Study the language and put it to use! Learn about the culture experientially through seminars and local exploration! This unique cultural, educational and volunteer service experience provides participants with opportunities to acquire new perspectives on their lives and the world we live in by immersing themselves in the culture through a variety of engaging learning opportunities. A comprehensive Orientation & Education Phase appropriately prepares each participant to effectively serve in a volunteer project of their choice. Make friends and make a contribution through these extraordinary immersion programs in Nepal and Peru (summer & semester-length).

Contact: David, Program Director, International Cultural Adventures
Telephone: 888-339-0460 (toll-free) or 207-725-9288 (in Maine)


Crooked Trails








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




Where: Nepal The focus of the program is the homestay located 5 hours from Kathmandu Valley, where we will live and work with families on a community development project.  You will participate actively in the daily life of the village, beginning each day with language lessons before heading to the work site to help build a school.

When  April and October



·          Learn about responsible tourism ethics.

·          Living and learning from local villagers. 

·          Visiting sacred sites.

·          Help build and or restore school buildings

·          Homestays with local villagers.

·          Going on safari in Chitwan National Park

·          Trekking in the Anapurna.


Setting Though one of the smallest countries in the world, Nepal boasts the highest mountain and the deepest valley, as well as an astonishing array of animal and plant life.  The extreme variations in altitude have created a wide range of environments, from lush, steamy jungles and subtropical grassland savannas to barren, freezing mountain peaks.  Nepal’s varied geography has also contributed to a high level of ethnic and religious diversity.  On this program to Nepal you will explore many of the country’s beautiful landscapes, as well as different ethnic communities through homestays and visits. 


Value Program Cost Includes:
- Domestic flights within Nepal

-Homestay and work project fees
- All program transport in Nepal
- All program accommodation
- Most meals
- All excursions and activities described in the itinerary, safari and trek..
- Crooked Trails facilitator, translators and local guides as well as project fees.
- Assistance with flights to and from Kathmandu.