SYLE

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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

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

 

How it works

steps

Download the PDF below to read the fill SYLE procedure

PDF icon SYLE_Procedure_Full.pdf

File SYLE Application

fee

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

funding

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 admin@usservas.org.

Become a SYLE Traveler

pasttrav

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

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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! 

AMERICASEUROPEAFRICAASIA
ArgentinaAlbaniaAlgeriaAustralia
BoliviaAustriaBeninBangladesh
BrazilBelarusBotswanaCambodia
CanadaBelgium & LuxemburgBurundiChina
ChileBritain (UK)CameroonHong Kong
ColombiaBulgariaCongo Brazzaville (RC)India
Costa RicaCroatiaEgyptIndonesia
CubaCyprusEthiopiaIran
Dominican RepublicCzech RepublicGambiaIsrael
EcuadorDenmarkKenyaJapan
GuatemalaEstoniaLesothoJordan
HondurasFinlandLiberiaKazakhstan
MexicoFranceMadagascarKyrgyzstan
PanamaGeorgiaMalawiLebanon
ParaguayGermanyMaliMongolia
PeruGreeceMauritiusMalaysia
SurinameHungaryMoroccoMyanmar
Trinidad & TobagoIcelandNigeriaNepal
UruguayIrelandRwandaNew Zealand
USAItalySenegalPakistan
VenezuelaKosovoSierra LeonePalestine
 LatviaSouth AfricaPhilippines
 LithuaniaTanzaniaSaudi Arabia
 MaltaTunisiaSingapore
 NetherlandsTogoSouth Korea
 NorwayUgandaSri Lanka
 PolandZambiaTaiwan
 PortugalZimbabweThailand
 Romania United Arab Emirates
 Russia Uzbekistan
 Serbia Vietnam
 Slovakia  
 Slovenia  
 Spain  
 Sweden  
 Switzerland  
 Turkey  
 Ukraine  

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!

faq

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