Youthlinc Service Year

The Youthlinc Service Year is a unique opportunity designed to engage high school and college students in their local communities and communities abroad.

Students are accepted into the Service Year program in the fall and placed onto a team of students and mentors from across Utah. Each team works together throughout the year, meeting monthly, to prepare education, community health, vocational, business, and cultural exchange projects for a two week international trip the following summer. Youthlinc currently takes teams to eight different countries.

Once placed on a team, students commit to completing 80 hours of service in their own community to prepare for their team’s international trip. The Service Year allows students to build leadership and interpersonal skills, and provides them with the tools to make meaningful relationships and change both locally and abroad. Read participant testimonials here.

International Destinations

Click country below for more information on international site. Please note that our price includes: domestic & international airfare, a travel healthy clinic and consultation at University of Utah hospital, food, water, accommodation, emergency medical insurance, and nine months of local preparation and training leading up to the international capstone humanitarian trip.


Estimate Historical Cost: $3,400
June 26th – July 11th, 2019

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Estimate Historical Cost: $3,800
Fiji 1: June 8th – June 22nd, 2019
Fiji 2: June 22nd – July 6th, 2019
Fiji Rotary: July 15 – July 29, 2019



Estimate Historical Cost: $2,900
June 12th – June 26th, 2019



Estimate Historical Cost: $4,100
June 9th – 23th, 2019

website Kenya


Estimate Historical Cost: $3,700
Nepal 1 (Southern Utah/SLC team): June 8th– June 23rd, 2019
Nepal 2 (Salt Lake team): June 25th – July 10th, 2019



Estimate Historical Cost: $3,600
Peru June: June 17th – July 1st, 2019
Peru July: July 8th – July 22nd, 2019

website peru


Estimate Historical Cost: $3,500
Thailand June: June 17–July 1, 2019
Thailand July: July 17–August 1, 2019



No trip in 2019.
Expected to resume in 2020.

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