Explore the Cultures of Kenya, Egypt, and Jordan

Video and Photos

The team riding camels in the desert
The team riding camels in the desert
Participant and African woman carry baskets of clothes on their heads
Participant and African woman carry baskets of clothes on their heads
Participant works with local craftsman building a brick wall
Participant works with local craftsman building a brick wall
Participant learns how to make pottery on traditional wheel
Participant learns how to make pottery on traditional wheel
Participant in local dress with a woman from Kenya
Participant in local dress with a woman from Kenya

About

Join Youth International's newest program and immerse yourself in the diverse cultures of Kenya, Egypt, and Jordan. Together with a small team of peers and two leaders, you will embark on a challenging, authentic adventure that includes a unique combination of experiences. The 13 week program combines community service, outdoor expeditions, home stays, and cultural exchange.

About a third of your time will be spent in home stays, following the daily rhythm of the household, helping with meal preparation and chores, and giving back to your host community through service work. Youth International works with local leaders to develop sustainable, community-driven projects, often centered on schools.

Grab your backpack and your hiking shoes, and let the world become your teacher! Dates for the upcoming program in Africa are: September 14 to December 6, 2020. Apply today!

Highlights
  • View wild animals on safari in the African savanna.
  • Explore the Egyptian pyramids and ruins at Giza.
  • Learn first-hand about Bedouin life in the desert.
  • Volunteer in a school in an African village.
  • Challenge yourself with a trek up Mt. Kenya.

New Program! Join us in Africa and the Near East

Explore Kenya, Egypt, and Jordan, all during one unforgettable semester! With our focus on cross-cultural exchange, we set you up with home stays and service projects in a variety of communities, both rural and urban. You also visit famous historical sites, like the Great Pyramids at Giza, the Temples at Luxor, and the Nabataean city of Petra, and unique landscapes including the African savanna, the Dead Sea, and the Sahara desert.

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