Authentic Immersion & Service for High School Students

More Than Three Decades of Partnerships With Schools & Educational Consultants

VISIONS Service Adventures combines the enriching experience of immersion, impactful service, adventurous exploration, and community building. Our programs are a great fit for students looking for substance, who want to grow and make a difference while also achieving educational and life goals.

  • Meaningful Service: Service has always been at the core of VISIONS programs, including construction projects, environmental initiatives, social service with children, and animal welfare.
  • Community Engagement: Students live and work in the heart of the host community and develop a sense of global citizenship that emphasizes empathy and broader perspectives.
  • Life Skills: Programs teach technical, teamwork, and problem-solving skills, and participants gain confidence and return with increased practical skill sets.
  • Spanish Language Immersion: Our programs in Peru and the Dominican Republic are opportunities for real-life language exchange on a daily basis.
  • Dedicated Mentors: We maintain a 1:4 or 5 leader to student ratio (higher than most summer programs), and we carefully craft programs with mindful, dedicated leaders at the helm.
  • Diverse Program Locations: Montana Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Peru, Dominican Republic & British Virgin Islands— all places where VISIONS has worked for 25 to 30+ years.
  • Tech-Free Environment: Disconnecting from digital devices to foster deeper connections and engagement with the local community and surroundings.


“I loved that the program fostered independence, a disconnection from the phone, a connection with the land and people and an opportunity to experience something outside of her comfort zone. I was fearful that Aly may regret going, but I kind of think she never wanted to come home! She is already planning on going again next year!”
—Maya Ringe

Leaders in Teen Summer Service & Travel Experiences since 1989

  • 35 years of teen summer service programs
  • 10,000+ teens served
  • 1500+ construction projects
  • Countless hours of social & environmental service
  • Unforgettable memories that last a lifetime
  • New York Times Top 5 Summer Programs for Teens That Teach Empathy Through Community Service

VISIONS - Leaders in Educational Service Adventures

VISIONS in The New York Times