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Six Reasons to Plan Your 2020 Summer Now

Six Reasons to Plan Your 2020 Summer Now

15% Off Tuition Until Halloween! *Offer does not apply to Galapagos Apply to Secure Discount Why Plan for 2020 Teen Travel Programs Now Six Reasons to Plan Summer in the Fall Why Plan for 2020 Teen Travel Programs Now Six Reasons to Plan Summer in the Fall Feel like...

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...

The Same, but Completely Different: Repeat Summers with VISIONS

Molly Povich is a VISIONS all-star. She has been to three very different summer community service programs, including travel to Cambodia, Ecuador and Montana’s Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation. Recently she took some time to reflect on the similarities and...

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)...

Our Four-Legged Friends

Some of the Best Friends on VISIONS High School Summer Programs The Kaa Wa’Pomaakaa Society (four-legged friends amongst us) on the Montana Blackfeet Indian Reservation was founded in 2010 by one of VISIONS long-time partners, Darrell Kipp. The Society has...

Teen Volunteer Spotlight: Paden Dvoor

Paden Dvoor spent four weeks last summer working out West on the Montana Blackfeet Indian Reservation. Paden was part of VISIONS high school community service program, and in a place where we started working 25 years ago. She took some time to reflect on the...

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...

Building a Home & New Life for Miss Carol

Many of you made donations this past year to help with a home rebuild for Miss Carol, our cook of 25 years in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Carol has been our cook for teen volunteers every summer, but also a “house mom” and close friend. She gets to know our...

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...

Around the World & Around the Web: October 2015

A Look at What We’ve Been Reading Around the VISIONS Headquarters This Month Each month, we will take a look at some interesting articles that our VISIONS staff and office crew have been passing around. Many pertain to our program sites and communities....

Educational Consultant Explores VISIONS Cambodia

International education consultant Sandy Furth featured VISIONS in a recent article for Insights, the newsletter for the Independent Educational Consultant Association (IECA). Sandy visited our Cambodia program site last spring, and talks about her time seeing the...