Program Details

Youth International offers a unique experiential learning programs that combine rugged international travel, inter-cultural exchange, outdoor adventure, community service, and home stays with local families. Teams of up to 14 peers between the ages of 18
La Paz, Bolivia; Lima, Peru; Quito, Ecuador
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Gap Year
Fall Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Travel in Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador for 3 months!

Learn about daily life South American by living with families in cities and rural villages.

Improve your Spanish through classes and conversation in real life situations.

Lend a hand a make a difference. Service projects for 2020 include: Conservation work on a rainforest reserve in Ecuador, building a school in a village in Bolivia, and teaching English in an orphanage in Peru. 

Explore diverse ecosystems, including the Galapagos Islands, the Salt Plains of Bolivia, the Andes Mountains, and the Amazon Rainforest.

Make lifelong memories and friends while traveling with a small group of like-minded peers.

Optional college credit courses on Andean History, the Ecuadorian Amazon, and Outddor Education are available through a partnership with Western State Colorado University.  529 College Saving Plan funds are accepted.

Dates for the next available program in South America are: September 14 to December 6, 2020.

Contact us today for more information on how to join!

Setting Description:
A few highlights of the South America program include: Living with local families in villages and cities, improving your spoken Spanish, exploring Machu Picchu, working on a rainforest conservation project in the Amazon Basin, trekking in the Andes Mountains, helping to build a school for a tribal community, going on a jeep safari in the salt plains for Bolivia, and learning about the diverse wildlife of the Galapagos Islands on a sailing safari.
11,950 USD. This program fee covers all program expenses during the semester, including: all meals and lodging, all overland travel, and all scheduled program activities. Cost of flights is additional to program fee.

Additional Program Information

Ages 18 to 25 (some flexibility does apply).