For young Servas travellers, Servas provides an opportunity to learn a language abroad and live with locals.
SYLE Servas Youth Languages Experiences
Young members of Servas get the opportunity to immerse themselves for 1 month in a country and learn/experience its language and culture. The Servas network is used for this purpose - a handful of hosts of the chosen country provide food and accommodation for the young traveller for about 1-2 weeks each and facilitate in one form or another the learning/deepening of their language and culture. A local team leader coordinates the program. The young traveller must pay himself for any additional costs including travel expenses.
Pablo, the International SERVAS Youth Coordinator defines the program SYLE on the website of SERVAS Youth International as follows:
- The SYLE is for one month (4 weeks) at least the traveler and the local team leader coordinate a longer or shorter stay
- The SYLE will offer an agenda with social, cultural and touristic activities, complementary to the languages classes program.
- The SYLE will provide accomodation, meals and activities to the traveler with out any cost trough the Servas Network.
- Servas Youth do not count with funds to cover any kind of transportation.