About SYLE

Are you a Servas member from the ages of 18-30? Are you interested in working for a more just and peaceful world while improving your language skills?  We have the answer for you! Servas Youth Language Experience (SYLE) is a program designed to offer you a month-long language immersion in another country. This experience will allow you to improve your language skills while continuing to build on the Servas mission of spreading peace and creating social justice.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

*For information on SYLE if you are wanting to host, and are based in the USA, so are looking for a member from abroad, log into Servas International (, and read about SYLE under “Activities”, which is under “Identity and Goals”  Also this is a pdf guide from the International director of the SYLE program: PDF icon What is Syle-Guidelines 2020 .pdf

  • Work for peace
  • Live in another culture
  • Learn another language
  • Become a better traveler for world peace and justice


How it works


Download the PDF below to read the fill SYLE procedure

PDF icon SYLE_Procedure_Full.pdf

File SYLE Application


A first-time SYLE traveler pays $49 for a Letter of Introduction that is valid for twelve (12) months. 

The Servas Youth Initiatives Committee is offering free Travel Memberships. Fill out this form for a chance to receive a Servas letter of Introduction at no cost! 

Servas Youth LOI Application


US Servas is proud to present the Mogerman Youth Scholarship fund. Long-time Servas member and past Board Chair, Dennis Mogerman, is offering SYLE scholarships. 

  • Two (2) $1,000 scholarships are available annually for individuals who plan to participate in SYLE (up to $1,000 per applicant).  
  • Once the SYLE application and Scholarship request have been approved (and airline and hosting arrangements have been made), the first half of the scholarship money will be sent to the recipient ($500). 
  • Article and photos must be submitted within six weeks of the trip. 
  • The second half of the scholarship will be awarded after the completion of the SYLE.
  • To apply or receive more information, contact

Become a SYLE Traveler


Click on the map below to see some of the past SYLE travelers’ stories and photos!



servas countries

Below is the list of all Servas countries. While SYLE is not guaranteed in all of the countries listed below, we would love to work with you! E-mail us and we will do our best to support you in planning a trip of your life! 

CanadaBelgium & LuxemburgBurundiChina
ChileBritain (UK)CameroonHong Kong
ColombiaBulgariaCongo Brazzaville (RC)India
Costa RicaCroatiaEgyptIndonesia
Dominican RepublicCzech RepublicGambiaIsrael
Trinidad & TobagoIcelandNigeriaNepal
UruguayIrelandRwandaNew Zealand
VenezuelaKosovoSierra LeonePalestine
 LatviaSouth AfricaPhilippines
 LithuaniaTanzaniaSaudi Arabia
 NetherlandsTogoSouth Korea
 NorwayUgandaSri Lanka
 Romania United Arab Emirates
 Russia Uzbekistan
 Serbia Vietnam

get started

E-mail the office and provide a brief background about yourself and why you wish to take part in the SYLE program. We are looking forward to hearing from you!


This section is still under construction. Please check back again later!