Servas Youth Language Experience
The Servas Youth Language Experience (SYLE) is a unique opportunity for Servas youth (ages 18-30) in which you are able to spend a month in the country of your choice immersed in the local language and culture! It’s a flexible and adaptable program, designed by you together with the coordinator and host country to suit your desires and goals. The program lasts for one month, staying approximately 1 week with 4 different host families. As with any Servas stay, daily activities depend on the circumstances of the host families as well as the desires of the traveler.
Do I have to be a Servas member to apply?
How long ahead of time should I apply?
Do I have to be fluent in the language to go?
Can I travel to other areas of the country during my SYLE?
What if I’m not interested in learning a language but in volunteering?
Apply to be a Servas member:
Apply to SYLE program:
Get interviewed. Once admitted, design your program and get ready for your adventure.
Enjoy your SYLE program! When you return, write out your experience and share it with us.
Funding (Mogerman Scholarship)
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.
Ready to get started?
E-mail the Youth Initiatives Committee: YouthInitiatives@usservas.org 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!