Covid-19 FAQs

Covid-19 FAQs

Covid-19 FAQs

Is VISIONS requiring Covid-19 vaccines for 2022 programs?
VISIONS requires program participants to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide vaccine proof at least 90 days prior to the program start date. Boosters may also be required and VISIONS will make decisions based on industry and public health standards. Any vaccine exemption must be bona fide and discussed with VISIONS before confirming program registration.

VISIONS will accept vaccines authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or World Health Organization (WHO). Other vaccines may be added to this list as the situation evolves. 

  • Pfizer-BioN Tech 
  • Moderna 
  • Johnson & Johnson/Janssen 
  • Astra Zeneca 

How is VISIONS handling Covid-19?
VISIONS successfully ran summer and Gap programs in 2020 and 2021 with Covid-19 protocols in place. We are offering approximately 60% of our usual programs for 2022, as we are taking prudent steps for the wellbeing of participants and community members alike. We consult with our risk management specialist and peer organizations, and follow updates from the World Health Organization and CDC

What are the entry requirements for program locations?
Some destinations require a negative test and/or proof of vaccine. Travel restrictions will likely evolve before summer and we will adjust and keep families updated accordingly.

What if a student gets Covid-19 while on a program?
We will follow our Covid-19 response protocols as well as the health requirements of the program location. This may mean quarantine in a hotel. VISIONS provides support, but it may also be recommended for a parent or guardian to travel to the program location to provide additional support. Other participants and close contact community members would also be tested. 

What is the refund policy as it relates to Covid-19?
Please read more about tuition deadlines and refunds on our FAQ page.

More Information
We are very much looking forward to being able to connect again and to provide the opportunity for participants to interact with each other, our leaders and community friends. The service and adventure are as relevant as ever, but we know that the community-building and connection part of VISIONS programs are the threads that bind everything else together for a powerful and fulfilling summer. 

Feel free to contact us via email at or at 406.551.4423 if you would like more information on our approach to Covid-19.