World Wide Learning

See also:

Special Interest, Internships, Competitions and Fairs
Summer Camps and Programs

AFS Intercultural Programs
“Spend a full academic year or semester immersed in another country and culture while attending a local high school and living with a host family.”

AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps)
This is a full-time, team-based residential program for men and women age 18–24. Members live on one of five campuses, providing direct, team-based national and community service. In partnership with nonprofit organizations, state and local agencies, and faith-based and other community organizations, members complete service projects in the region they are assigned.

BakPak Guide
Find articles and resources for backpacking in Europe, USA, Canada, and Australia, including travel tips, hostel booking links, insurance information, etc.

California – Event Calendar
Search by region, keyword or category (Arts, Fairs, Festivals, Film, Literary, Music, Outdoors, Parades, Performance, and Sports) for activities for individuals and families.

Carpe Diem International
Runs international academic programs offering teens and young adults: education, cultural awareness, personal and character development through real-life volunteering, cultural experience, travel, adventure, and language study and homestays (where approriate).

College Board – Info and Links to Internships Sites

Family Travel
Search for travel destination suggestions by ‘travel style,’ age interests, type of activity, or adventure, or by US or World destinations.

Independent Traveler – Family Travel
Favorite family vacations, travel tips, and ideas

International Cultural Exchange Services
Spend a year in a foreign country as an exchange student, while learning their language, studying at their schools, and learning about the culture.

International Youth Hostels
Find links for backpackers on how to travel, accommodations listings, travel advisories, message boards, and health essentials guide.

Kids Can Travel
Find family travel guides, vacation ideas, kids section for ‘fun stuff,’ tips for travel with kids, and slideshows of favorite destinations

Lifeskills Go Adventure
Choose from their adventures or create your own wilderness, tour, or service adventure (for groups of 10 or more children ages 10+ to adults.) Many destinations from wilderness and rural to urban, for groups who want to offer service, have a family adventure or reunion, or who want a physical challenge or wilderness adventure.

Road Scholar
A “not-for-profit” educational travel provider which offers “educational tours in all 50 states and within 150 countries to adults, using local and other experts, for in-depth and behind-the-scenes learning opportunities, including cultural tours and study cruises to walking, biking and more.”

Travel for Kids
Check out this site for suggestions, travel tips, trip planner, information and resources for families who want to find out about hotels and fun things to do in many countries around the world.  Also offers suggested children’s books to read about your destination and lists of places to visit for major city destinations in each country.  App available.

Youth International
Youth International is an experiential learning program that combines international travel, inter-cultural exchange, adventure, volunteer community service work, and homestays.