Program Details

Youth International offers unique gap semester programs that combine authentic international travel, inter-cultural exchange, outdoor adventure, community service, and home stays with local families.
Amman, Jordan; Cairo, Egypt; Nairobi, Kenya
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Gap Year
Fall Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Join a Youth International team for a 12-week trip of a lifetime through this fascination region of the world!  You will travel in a small group of 14 peers, along with two experienced leaders, in Kenya, Egypt, and Jordan.  This experiential learning program offers a combination of adventure travel and cultural exchange, and includes a wide variery of activities, including:

In Kenya: Living in a costal village with a Swahili tribal family and teaching in the local school. exploring the lively streets of Nairobi, trekking up Mt. Kenya, going on safari in Masai Mara and Nakuru National Parks.

In Jordan: Visiting the Dead Sea and the ancient ruins at Petra, living with a family and doing service work outside of Amman, and going on a camel safari.

In Egypt: Living with a family and doing community service work in a suburb of Cairo, visiting spectacular ancient ruins at Giza, Aswan, and Luxor, traveling down the Nile on a traditional felucca boat.

The dates of the next program are: September 14 to December 6, 2020.

Contact us today about joining!

We accept 529 funds and AmeriCorps Education Awards!

11,550 USD. Includes orientation, all meals, accommodation, ground transport, and program activities. Does not include airfare.

Additional Program Information

Ages 18 to 25 (some flexibility applies).