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A Place to Attend School in Peru

A Place to Attend School in Peru

Talk about service with a view! In the village of Huaynaccolca, VISIONS Peru worked with community members to complete phase one of an 8000 sq. ft. schoolhouse that will serve rural children. The teen volunteer crew used pickaxes and shovels to remove dirt and level...
Check-In from Peru!

Check-In from Peru!

All of the participants on the Peru program send an enthusiastic “Hola!” to their families and friends. This group photo was taken from one of the canales worksites, in a rural farm community in the Sacred Valley. Beyond all of their smiling faces, you can catch a...

On Top of the World in Pisac, Peru

From Incan ruins and one of South America’s largest artisan markets, our Peru participants gathered for this group picture to share with friends and family back home. Pisac is one of many of our extraordinary excursions during the Peru community service trip,...

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...

VISIONS x 4: Jacob Rosen

Jacob Rosen is a four-time VISIONS teen volunteer, and he is currently pursuing a degree from Ithaca College in New York. Jacob is an alumnus of Alaska ‘12, Peru ‘13, Nicaragua ‘14, and Cambodia ‘15. Throughout my high school career, I spent my summers exploring...

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...

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...

LA Times Spotlights VISIONS and Mississippi Alum

The following article featuring VISIONS and Mississippi alum Yongqi Xu is from the Los Angeles Times. Wanderlust Lands Irvine Teen in Hurricane Katrina-Devastated Areas August 28, 2015 When Irvine resident Yongqi Xu was in search of a summer adventure, she knew she...

VISIONS Peru I Field Update & Photos

Tucked into a mountainous valley in the Andes know as the Sacred Valley of the Inca, the teen volunteers from VISIONS Peru checked in with some photos of their work and their latest adventure to Machu Picchu. The community service work so far has focused on two main...

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...
VISIONS Late Summer Sessions

VISIONS Late Summer Sessions

Shorter Programs Still Capture the VISIONS Experience Many students and parents are so busy with school and life that summer plans can easily fall by the wayside. And some think that staying home for the summer is a great idea… until school is out, boredom sets...