Youth exchanges allow groups of young people from different countries to meet, live together and work on shared projects for short periods. Youth exchanges are open to people between the ages of 13 and 30.
Training courses are an opportunity for youth workers, teachers, trainers, and other people working with young individuals to share their experiences and gain new skills and approaches. The training courses are for people who are adults, meaning that the participant must be 18 years or older.
Look for the projects on our website. When you find the one you would like to take part in, be sure to apply for the project of your choice on our website! Do not worry, we welcome everyone!
Youth exchange projects are not for students only! We welcome all young people and offer different learning opportunities for youngsters 13-30 years old. Usually there are separate projects for under aged participants and for adults. As well, if you are older than 30 you can become a team leader! For youth workers, teachers, trainers and all people working with youth we offer training courses where the age limit is 18+ and often you can meet participants in their 40’, 50’ and 60’! You are never too old to learn!
Do not worry, usually, none of the participants are native speakers and one of the priorities in the Erasmus+ program is language learning.
Often you can achieve a breakthrough in your English language during the youth project.
Open mind and a will to learn! A good mood and ability to adapt would be nice, too. Pretty much all the projects have a list of what would be useful in the activities of the project. In many cases, it’s comfortable clothes, shoes and necessities for you (like toiletries, towels, medication, etc).
We strongly encourage you to travel as green as you can, do not overpack and take only essentials. It will be easier on yourself. Usually there is an opportunity to use the laundry in the area, so do not worry!
Usually nothing! You are going to learn and experience an intercultural environment! During every project there is a cultural night. Now you shall think with your team how you are going to present Lithuania. Bring some traditional snacks and drinks for the table!
Usually there is an indication about traveling in the infopack. There are 2 options – you might be traveling by our van, then you will see the instructions about using the van in the infopack and a question about a will to travel or drive a car in form. If you are traveling by plane or bus there will be instructions on how to get to the exact place. DON’T BUY ANY TICKETS IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED CONFIRMATION FROM US.
You will get a confirmation email within 2 weeks after the form application. If you don’t get one, don’t get discouraged, apply for the next one or reach out to us if you have any additional questions!
No you don’t! Accommodation and food are usually free of charge. Only the traveling expenses which would be reimbursed after the project.
It depends on the participants and the hosting organization when they can submit all the travel documents and other relevant information. Usually, the process takes up to 2 months.
Sadly no, projects reimburse only public transport.
Sometimes, it depends on the regulations. You shall ask every time you see a specific project.
Usually, the limit is two days before and two days after. However, depending on local regulations you may stay longer. For longer stays, you must get a confirmation from the hosting organization. Keep in mind that all expenses during the extra days are on you. However, travel tickets will be refunded.
Often organizers are offering to use public transportation, so you can get to know the city and the countryside better. If your arrival time is late and there is no other option, organizers may provide you with a private pick-up.
Usually there is or this information is specified in the infopack. Please address this question to the hosting organization if it is not specified in the infopack.
Most often venue information is enclosed in the infopack. If not, upon request it shall be revealed.
Usually, youth projects have a busy agenda, but there is always time to have some time for yourself and explore local surroundings. However, we would strongly recommend taking two extra days in order to visit tourist places and get to know the country better.
Sometimes organizers can offer a one-day excursion to cultural places. Often there are study visits to relevant organizations and some free time.