Gain real-world experience in fields like environmental conversation, public health, education, agriculture, or social enterprise (just to name a few).
Build fluency in Spanish, French, Portuguese, Hindi, Wolof, or other local languages.
Experience a new culture through daily life with your host family – celebrate festivals together, learn to cook from your host mom, play pick up soccer with your siblings.
Join a community of extraordinary young people like you from around the world. Forge lifelong friendships through shared adventures and trainings.
Arrive on campus refreshed, focused, and with the advantage of real-world experience.
Leave your comfort zone. Try the new food, talk to the stranger, make mistakes, and embrace the uncertainty. Allow yourself to do things that the old you - the high school you - would never have done.``
- Emily Hanna, Senegal '12, Western Washington University