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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.


Andeo 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 Peru , 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. 



Andrea Bailey

Program Coordinator

ANDEO International Homestays





Via Language School (Worldwide)

We are located in these Latin America countries   (Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru).


ViaSpanish Language School
e: info@viaspanish.com
Description:   Spanish immersion courses combined with workshops, cultural activities and accommodation with locals throughout Mexico.


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, service projects and responsible touring. 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: Peru- Crooked Trails has several programs to Peru, each with a homestay in either the Andes or the Amazon. While each program emphasizes a particular focus, the fundamental aspects of the homestay visits remain the same. Opportunities exist in villages in the Cordillera Blanca near Huaraz, in the Amazon, and in the Sacred Valley near Cusco. Service projects vary from village to village.


When  May, June, July, August and September



          Learn about responsible tourism ethics.

          Living and learning from local villagers.  

          Visiting sacred sites.

          Service Projects

          Light adventure such as rafting, trekking, site seeing and jungle explorations.

Setting A country of tremendous contrasts, Peru appeals equally to biologists, anthropologists, and adventurers.  Within its borders are 83 distinct ecological zones, from arid coastline to high mountain peaks to vast tropical rainforest.  Covering 60 percent of the nation’s territory, the Peruvian Amazon is among the most biologically rich regions in the world but is one of the least populated areas of the country.  Along with its amazing biological diversity, Peru offers a fascinating array of indigenous cultures and beautiful colonial cities.  Some cultural groups have adapted to life among the high plateaus and valleys of the Andes Mountains, living in cities and villages at more than 13,500 feet above sea level.  Hidden for centuries in the mountain ramparts, the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu tantalize visitors.  Modern-day descendents of the Inca maintain vibrant traditions, demonstrating the resourcefulness and tenacity that have allowed them to master the rugged landscapes of this fascinating country.


Value Program Cost Includes:
- Domestic flights within Peru
- All program transport in Peru
- All program accommodation
- Most meals
- All excursions and activities described in the itinerary, including Machu Pichu.
- Crooked Trails facilitator, translators and local guides as well as project fees.
- Assistance with flights to and from Lima.


Cross-Cultural Solutions

2 Clinton Place | New Rochelle, New York 10801 | USA
Tel: 1-800-380-4777 | 1-914-632-0022
Fax: 1-914-632-8494