Gillian became a leader for the VISIONS Dominican Republic summer program after volunteering with us as a teen in Peru, and incorporates the experiential learning VISIONS emphasizes into her daily life as a university student in Byron Bay, NSW, Australia. Read on about her adventures!
As Armeno recalls past programs, he looks back on what he’s learned from each location and looks forward to his next, back in VISIONS Spanish immersion program in Peru this summer!
Traveling, volunteering abroad, or simply being in our own home environments are vastly enriched experiences for both teens and adults when we disconnect from technology.
Roll up your sleeves and join us for an immersion program in the Dominican Republic or Peru! During projects and excursions, while enjoying meals with community members, and in day-to-day life while you live as part of a local neighborhood…you can’t resist practicing your Spanish.
While service work is at the root of each teen service program, it’s in equal measure with cultural immersion that transcends the experience of an average tourist. In all of our homes away from home, we live very much as local people do, and we are part of the fabric of daily life.
Winning photos from our 2019 VISIONS Photo Contest! Participants submitted photos from their summers around the globe and the VISIONS community voted for their favorite shots… See who won!
As this summer 2019 begins to wrap up, VISIONS summer service trips continue to build, bond and explore. The following highlights provide overviews of the service projects, cultural experiences and adventures that are unique to each program.
In 1999, the world population exceeded six billion, Y2K hysteria stoked fears of societal collapse, popular music was dominated by Britney Spears and the Backstreet Boys, and VISIONS established one of our deepest community connections with the Peru Summer Program. Nico Jara…
“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.
Participant Lyla Choi speaks about her photography and the impact of her time in Peru with VISIONS. Lyla tied for 4th place in our 2018 Photo Contest!
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…
Twelve years since her experience in Peru, Madison fills us in on what her life looks like now. “My friends used to play the “find something Madison can’t turn positive” game. They almost always lost…”