2021 Programs


Sustainability in the Outdoor Industry


Dates: Early Summer 2021

Spend two weeks abroad studying, working, and exploring along the southern slopes of the Himalayan Mountain ranges. Students will work on various sustainability projects, immerse themselves in the vibrant culture, and explore the social and economic impacts of the outdoor industry.

You will be working with ACP, a member of the World Fair Trade Organization with emphasis on sewing, weaving, screen-printing, wool spinning, and metal work on the outdoor industry.

You will also tour markets, textile production, factories, and end with a trek through Kathmandu valley and Everest view points.

Cost is $3,999. This includes flights (including from Utah), food, water, accommodation, travel insurance, trek, activities, etc. Does not include Passport/Visa and spending money. 

Vietnam & Cambodia

National Identity After War & Conflict


Dates: Winter 2020

This program will help you understand the broader global -political context of the conflict in Southeast Asia and the Cambodian genocide. The primary focus is on understanding the lasting impact and legacy of war and violence on national governments, economies, the environment, and especially individuals and communities. Through the vehicle of narratives – memoirs, fiction, and individual storytelling – this course aims to put a human face on the often abstract concept of war and violence.

The team will travel to Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hue, Hoi An, My Lai Massacre site, DMZ, Ho Chi Minh City, tour the Mekong Delta, Phnom Penh, stay in the floating village in Cambodia, and the finish off in Siem Reap at Angkor Wat. This is a once in a lifetime chance to travel with Professor Shannon Peterson, Director of Global Programming at USU and Justin Powell, Executive Director of Youthlinc.

Cost is $4,499. This includes all flights (including from Utah and within Southeast Asia), food, water, accommodation, tours, site seeing, etc. Does not include passport/visa and spending money.


Global Health


Dates: Winter 2020

This program allows students to engage in service abroad! You will complete service projects in the Hayfield community in Jamaica. Learn about applied leadership principles in an international development context and global health issues.

This team will run health fairs in the community addressing hygiene, dental care, first aid, feminine health, men’s health, etc. The team will work one on one with community members on other projects relating to access to clean water and will do a variety of cultural exchange activities in this rural part of Jamaica where few foreigners visit.

Cost is $3,099. This includes all flights (including from Utah), accommodations, food, water, activities, etc. Does not include passport/Visa and spending money.