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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...

Talk the Talk & Walk the Walk

Travel Tips: VISIONS Alumni Share Their Best Tips from Summer Programs If you’ve traveled for a VISIONS Service Adventures program before, you understand how much you can learn from a summer away from home. Yes, service projects are at the core. But...

Two VISIONS Summers, Two Very Different Cultures

Lizzie Edwards, a high school student and teen volunteer from Portland, Oregon, recently wrapped up a summer service adventure with VISIONS Ecuador & Galapagos. It was her second VISIONS summer, and a world away from her first program in Cambodia. Next up? Myanmar...

2015 Service Project Highlights

From Building Classrooms to Building Community Relationships It’s often hard to grasp just how much VISIONS teen volunteers accomplish in a summer. This past summer, for instance, we built structures big and small, ranging from classrooms in the Dominican Republic to...

VISIONS Ecuador Photos & Update

The VISIONS Ecuador & Galapagos teen volunteers have sent in a few photos after a couple of successful and busy weeks in the field. The community service work so far has focused on remodeling a community playground located at a rehabilitation center for children...

The Launch of VISIONS 2015 First Session Programs

A Look at the VISIONS Leadership Team Twelve VISIONS Program Directors landed in Bozeman, Montana on June 10 to start a weeklong intensive training at the VISIONS home office. Under the guidance of VISIONS Director Katherine Dayton and co-facilitator Stacy Bodow, the...

PARLEZ VOUS FRANÇAISE? ¿HABLA ESPAÑOL?

Are you looking for a unique way to improve your French or Spanish language skills this summer? Roll up your sleeves and join us this summer for a French immersion program in Guadeloupe or on one of our Spanish immersion programs! French Immersion: In Guadeloupe, you...

Program Briefs: A Look at this Summer’s Project Lineup

During your summer (or summers) with us, you most likely spent a good amount of time on a construction site—working with adobe, cinder blocks, or power tools. Along with that, you might have worked with local children, built trails, or even helped build water systems,...

PARTNER HIGHLIGHT: GALÁPAGOS NATIONAL PARK

A Glimpse at Ecuador’s First National Park Located 600 miles west of Ecuador lies an infamous group of islands, perhaps some of the most famous in the world, thanks to one Charles Darwin. Discovered in the mid-1500s, one of the first explorers to map these islands...

Spotlight: Bree Wescott on VISIONS Dominican Republic

VISIONS alum Bree Westcott, was recently featured on Glitter Magazine’s website about her VISIONS Dominican Republic experience. Here’s the interview: Bree Westcott spent a summer in the Dominican Republic (DR) with VISIONS Service Adventures, an...

Glitter Magazine Features VISIONS Director

The following is an article from “Glitter Magazine” that spotlighted VISIONS Director, Katherine Dayton, for the publication’s “Real People” feature.  REAL PEOPLE: Katherine Dayton, Executive Director of VISIONS Service Adventures January...

West Hartford Teen Takes an Alternative Break

WEST HARTFORD During the 2014 summer Sydney Lyons of West Hartford spent part of summer vacation in the British Virgin Islands with VISIONS Service Adventures, an international community service based adventure travel program. Lyons was part of a group of high school...