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Program Updates and Notes from the Field

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The
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Program Updates and Notes from the Field

5 Ways to Be More Than a Tourist

5 Ways to Be More Than a Tourist

View our list of 5 ways to be more than a tourist! These are some of our conscious travel pro-tips from years of working with people from varying backgrounds and perspectives.

Spotlight: Aspen Nord (Participant Photographer)

Spotlight: Aspen Nord (Participant Photographer)

“I will often choose to set my camera down for special moments, but I love capturing real, raw images of people living their life.” VISIONS Peru participant Aspen Nord talks photography and hopes for the future.

2018 Photo Contest Winners!

2018 Photo Contest Winners!

See winning photos from this year’s VISIONS Photo Contest! Students and leaders submitted photos from programs around the world and the VISIONS community voted for their favorite shots.

Beyond the Vote | Preparing Next-Gen Citizens

Beyond the Vote | Preparing Next-Gen Citizens

Many VISIONS participants go on to embrace a life of awareness and engagement — with voting just one of countless ways they contribute to the communities where they live. We encourage you to get out and VOTE.

Reviews Contest 2018

Reviews Contest 2018

Participate in our Reviews Contest before November 30th and be entered to win 1 of 2 VISIONS hoodies! If you leave enough reviews, you will automatically receive a hoodie. Contest for alumni only.

Full Circle | 30 Year Reunion

Full Circle | 30 Year Reunion

In August, 50 veteran leaders and directors gathered in Bozeman, MT, for our 30-year reunion weekend. They came from all parts of the country and represented summer programs across our entire history. It was a celebration of community and connections that transcended the years.

After Hurricanes Irma & Maria

After Hurricanes Irma & Maria

It was no small feat to return to the British Virgin Islands in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Read about how, thanks to local friends, we were able to return.

Projects | Peru 2018 (Session 1)

Projects | Peru 2018 (Session 1)

Our Peru summer program focuses on aiding rural communities in the Cusco region. See photos of projects completed by this year’s group of high school volunteers, including irrigation canals and additions to primary schools…

Projects | Montana N. Cheyenne 2018

Projects | Montana N. Cheyenne 2018

Our Northern Cheyenne summer program focuses on aiding community members on the Native American reservation. See photos of projects completed by this year’s group of high school volunteers.

Projects | British Virgin Islands 2018 (Session 2)

Projects | British Virgin Islands 2018 (Session 2)

This year we returned to Virgin Gorda to help our friends rebuild after hurricanes Irma and Maria. See photos of projects completed on our second session in the BVI by high school volunteers and leaders…

Helping Young People Soar

Helping Young People Soar

This summer, we were honored to be one of two organizations selected to host a Custom Program. Fourteen Summer Search students from Seattle (and three VISIONS leaders) spent 15 days in southeastern Montana with the Northern Cheyenne people.

Projects | Montana Blackfeet 2018 (Session 1)

Projects | Montana Blackfeet 2018 (Session 1)

Our Montana Blackfeet summer program focuses on aiding community members on the Native American reservation. See photos of projects completed by this year’s group of high school volunteers and leaders…

Projects | Guadeloupe 2018

Projects | Guadeloupe 2018

Our French immersion program finished up strong, completing a variety of community service projects and exploring the cultural and natural beauty of the Caribbean. See photos and details of projects completed by our team of high school volunteers and talented leaders…

Projects | Ecuador 2018

Projects | Ecuador 2018

Yet another successful summer of community service in the rural communities of northern Ecuador! See photos and details of the projects completed by this year’s team of high school volunteers and talented leaders…