Ecuador

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…

Spotlight: Kodee Cloninger

Spotlight: Kodee Cloninger

Kodee will be returning to Ecuador for her sixth summer with VISIONS and is excited to share her passion with another group…
“Through its focus on community and communication VISIONS has given me the opportunity to accept myself for my greatest strengths and weaknesses…”

Spotlight: Claire Hortens

Spotlight: Claire Hortens

Claire is an inspiring global citizen, social justice seeker, and former VISIONS Director. Today we take a peek into her world… “VISIONS has been the backbone of my pursuit of social work and social justice for as long as I can remember…”

Ecuador Service Projects

Ecuador Service Projects

Opportunities for Varied Service Projects in Ecuador VISIONS participants have completed some fantastic service projects over the years in Ecuador. See a few highlights below and read more about the program here. Service Project Supports Village Tourism Participants...
Spotlight on Jocelyn Greer: Ready for VISIONS Summer Number Two!

Spotlight on Jocelyn Greer: Ready for VISIONS Summer Number Two!

Jocelyn is a high school junior from Glen Rock, NJ, who traveled to Ecuador and the Galápagos last summer and is excited to tackle VISIONS summer number two in Alaska this year! In this interview, she reflects on swimming with sea lions, life in the community of...

VISIONS Ecuador Photos & Update

The Ecuador kids are off and running! They’re now in Patate, where they’re in full swing with projects in our Andean homebase town. One of the first program stops was their excursion to the Galápagos, where they got to know some of the “locals,” as seen in this group...

Improve Your French or Spanish Language Skills this Summer

Roll up your sleeves and join us for a French immersion program in Guadeloupe or on one of our Spanish immersion programs! French Immersion: In Guadeloupe, you will improve your French skills while also working on a blend of construction projects, environmental...

Community Service Programs Include Work with Children

VISIONS community service programs are perhaps best known for the high-quality and high-impact building projects that our teen volunteers have completed over the course of 28 summers. We also do environmental labor projects, from water conservation systems to clean...

Service: More than a Checkbox on a Resume

The debate over whether teens should use their summer community service travel programs as material for college essays has been ongoing ever since “voluntourism” became a mainstream activity.  A VISIONS teen alum was recently featured in Newton North (MA)...

Connecting with the Culture in Ecuador

An Essay by VISIONS Service Adventures Alumna Darya Alvarez I remember first telling people my plans to travel to Ecuador for the summer, and many of them asked me why I was doing something like that. I thought about this for a long time. I love traveling to some of...

Around the World & Around the Web: November 2015

A Look at What We’ve Been Reading Around the VISIONS Headquarters This Month Too Sacred to Drill. The Blackfeet Indian Reservation is at an important historic crossroads with respect to land use and conservation. Some tribal members are taking steps to challenge...