Youth & University Trips

The world is waiting for you and everything that you have to offer

Youth & University Trips

You have the power

You can spark change. It can be something small, like reading a book to a child, or something big, like helping build a family a new home or creating a water-retention structure that allows a community to grow more crops. You can do that. We can get you there.


What you’ll experience


Contribute to making someone else’s life better and discover that doing so not only makes them smile, but it also makes your heart feel bigger.


Explore everything that travelling to a new place and a new culture have to offer. Soak up everything around you, ask questions, be open to experience what makes your chosen country unique.


Push yourself physically by working hard on a project that has significance and impact. You’ll be tired and probably sweaty, but it will feel so good.


Make a difference by volunteering and have an amazing time doing it. Meaningful work doesn’t have to be all serious – in fact, finding the fun and joy in it makes it an even deeper experience.

Where do you want to go?


Nicaragua is known for its dramatic, undeveloped terrain, friendly remote communities, strong folklore and traditions.

Trips: NIC0818, NIC0518


The Philippines are made up of more than 7,100 islands with a deep history and culture; you'll build a needed home or a school to make a brighter future

Trip: PHP0817YU



We will customize a trip for your group or university class. Most of our youth and university trips are destined for Peru, Nepal or the Philippines, but we can take you to any of our destinations. Check out our destinations for information about these countries, then talk to us.

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Meet the team leaders

Currently, Chelsea lives in Ecuador where she is completing placement work for her degree. Her first DWC involvement was on a high school trip to Cambodia where she worked on water management and latrine projects.

Chelsea Hanoun

Peru Team Leader

Alex’s memorable experiences in Peru contributed toward her love for seeing the world. She now aims to make a difference everywhere she goes. She is excited to travel to the Philippines and can’t wait to share this experience with you.

Alexandira Nawrot

Philippines Team Leader

Rowan Murdoch was born in Toronto, Ontario, and was first introduced to DWC when she took the trip of a lifetime to Gashora, Rwanda in May of 2013. She is stoked about going to Nepal to build a school.

Rowan Murdoch

Nepal Team Leader

“We packed our bags last night and said goodbye to our host family early this morning. They have been so hospitable and accommodating during our entire stay and we were so glad to stay with them and experience village life! We are going to miss waking up to a cup of chai brought to our bedside, made with spices and fresh milk from our family’s cows. We are going to miss the rooftop with the most incredible view of the stars on a clear night. We are going to miss the food and our new Indian little brother who always wanted to play games on our phones. Most of all, I think we will miss the warmth of family that we got to watch and also be a part of for a short while.”

Vita, Ana and Mariana

Youth and University trip to Railmagra, India

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