Youth Exchange Skills Training & Education (YESTE) Charitable trust

Registration Number 449/IV/2016 Ernakulam

Youth Exchange programs provide the opportunity of a lifetime for young people to experience the culture and lifestyle of people living in other countries. By adapting yourself to a different way of life, and living away from your family, you will change and grow in ways you never thought possible!

YESTE Stands for Youth Exchange Skills Training & Education. Doing Voluntary work for underprivileged people with limited resources in developing countries will be a life-changing experience. YESTE helps you to connect with Student Exchange programs/ Voluntary work that helps to forge lasting relationships between countries, and gives you an opportunity to develop yourself in many ways.

Study Tour

International Study Fairs provide a platform for students to meet education providers and agents of educational institutions abroad. Students can receive face-to-face counselling from study advisers who represent international universities. 

  • Such fairs offer significant benefits to educators and students alike.

  • Students are made aware of study opportunities available at various institutions

  • Get updates on the latest educational trends and career opportunities abroad

  • Educators can recruit the best possible candidates with a serious commitment to study

  • Educators and students can connect face-to-face and smooth out admission and application procedures and processes

  • High-quality applications can be sought for courses and research programs

YESTE helps to organize successful Study Fairs which are a Forum for interested students to meet educators from reputed universities and decide the education pathway they would like to explore.

Work Experience

Are you interested in getting work experience abroad? Would you like to work in USA as a camp Counsellor, volunteer at a refugee camp in Africa, or work with orphans in India? There are so many exciting opportunities available for students who wish to get work experience in a new country, and the YESTE team can help you to find the right work experience placement. Internships abroad are also available for students of technical courses that can help you to get a competitive edge in the global market.

Get an international experience, and valuable work exposure overseas that can help you to broaden your horizons. With help from YESTE, you can get placed in an international youth exchange program that offers work experience in a foreign country. 

Working Holiday Visa

Work while on holiday in Australia! 

The Working Holiday Maker Program in Australia has been set up to enable young people to experience Australian culture and forge a bond of mutual understanding with young Australians during their stay.

These visas offer youngsters the chance to have a holiday in Australia and support themselves by working to earn money. They are made available to people aged between 18 and 30, for a duration of up to one year. Candidates should not be of Australian origin, and must not have entered the country earlier. During their stay, students can also undertake a four month period of study leading to an Australian qualification.

There are two such visa subclasses available, and the eligibility conditions are as follows:

Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417)

This is a temporary visa, offered with the intent to nurture closer ties and promote cultural exchange between young people from Australia and other countries. Work should not be the main intent of the visit.

  • You can stay up to one year
  • You should be aged over 18 and below 31 years of age
  • No dependent child accompanies you
  • You have a passport from an eligible country
  • You can holiday, and work for up to a maximum of 6 months with each employer
  • You can also study for up to 4 months
  • You are permitted to leave and re-enter the country multiple times while the visa is valid
  • You must not have any substantial criminal convictions or substantial medical issues
  • You should also show evidence of sufficient funds to support your stay in Australia

These are the countries and regions involved in the Working Holiday Program with Australia. If you hold a passport for one of these countries, you may be eligible to apply for this visa.

  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Cyprus, Republic of
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • HKSAR*
  • Ireland, Republic of
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom

 *Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (includes British National Overseas passport holders).

Work and Holiday Visa (Subclass 462)

This is a temporary visa, similar to the Subclass 417, but offered to young people from the following countries only:

  • Argentina
  • Bangladesh
  • Chile
  • China, People's Republic of
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • USA
  • Uruguay

The remaining eligibility conditions are similar to the Subclass 417.


Voluntary Work In India

​As many young people around the world have experienced, voluntary work gives a deep sense of joy and fulfilment unlike any other. By giving freely of your own services, you can truly make a remarkable difference in the lives of others less fortunate than you. If you want to help underprivileged people in India, you can explore the opportunities that YESTE could lay out for you. Every person counts!

Teach disadvantaged children in free schools, or volunteer in a health service group in a village. Share your knowledge about environmental resources with farmers, or help to educate illiterate young housewives about the importance of personal hygiene in warding off diseases. Pick a program that suits your interest and experience, and help to spread goodness in society! 

Let’s join hands to make a viable and sustainable change in the world we live in, one small step at a time!


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Registered Address
Youth Exchange Skills Training & Education (YESTE)
Registration Number 449/IV/2016 Ernakulam
Koottukal House
Perumbaikadu P.O, Kottayam 686016
Kerala, India
Office Address
Youth Exchange Skills Training & Education (YESTE)
Old MC Road, Behind Matha Hospital
Thellakom P.O, Kottayam 686630
Kerala, India