Explore the Cultures of Kenya, Egypt, and Jordan

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Due to global health & safety concerns and travel restrictions related to the coronavirus, Youth International has decided to offer flexible booking options for some of their upcoming programs. Learn more about COVID-19 updates to stay tuned regarding program information.

Video and Photos

Participant in local dress with a woman from Kenya
Participant in local dress with a woman from Kenya
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

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.

Intensive Nepal Program starts in April, 2021

Join us next spring on Youth International's new intensive program in Nepal! This small multi-ethnic country has long been a favorite destination with Youth International, and now we are offering a 25-day program in Nepal with the same scope of experiences included in our multi-country semester programs.

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