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Teen Summer Programs

“So much experience and personal growth can be packed in when the leaders, the sites, and program structures are as wisely crafted, tried and true, as VISIONS. As a past VISIONS summer program director, I know that VISIONS combines high ideals with high standards. The result is an extraordinary program.”

Joby Taylor, Ph.D.
Director, Shriver Peaceworker Program
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Gabon, Africa

DestinationLanguageDates (2024)DurationService HoursTuitionAvailability
British Virgin Islands 1English07/02 - 07/109 Days30$3290APPLY
British Virgin Islands 2English07/15 - 07/239 Days30$3290APPLY
British Virgin Islands 3English07/28 - 08/037 Days25$2590APPLY
Dominican Republic 1Spanish06/11 - 06/199 Days30$3190APPLY
Dominican Republic 2Spanish06/24 - 07/1219 Days70$5590APPLY
Dominican Republic 3Spanish07/18 - 07/2912 Days40$3990APPLY
Montana Blackfeet 1English06/23 - 07/019 Days30$3190APPLY
Montana Blackfeet 2English07/06 - 07/2621 Days85$6290APPLY
Montana Blackfeet 3English08/01 - 08/1212 Days40$4290APPLY
Peru 1Spanish06/09 - 06/2012 Days40$4290APPLY
Peru 2Spanish06/26 - 07/1621 Days80$6290APPLY
Peru 3Spanish07/23 - 08/0312 Days40$4290APPLY


  • *Waitlist available for full programs—contact us!
  • Yes, we have financial aid, and teens from all socio-economical backgrounds are welcome at VISIONS! We do all we can and we also work with partner organizations, and accept donations through VISIONS Foundation for a scholarship fund.
  • Read more about the application process.
  • Read more about how service hours work on VISIONS programs.
  • “No stress” enrollment through January 15th, with fully refundable tuition.
  • One leader to every four or five participants sets VISIONS apart among service summer programs for teens.
  • Maximum group size is 25 and programs rarely have more than 15 of either gender. 
  • Programs are for ages 14 through the summer of graduation, and generally with “bell curve” age distribution.
  • Most participants attend on their own, and no more than two friends can attend the same program together. 
  • Language immersion programs longer than 15 days require two years of language study or the equivalent in life experience.
  • Financial Aid is available for families who need some assistance.
  • While it is okay to apply before you have reviewed all VISIONS materials, please do not accept a space (register) until carefully reading the website, including the FAQ page. Families who are new to VISIONS should also attend one of our ~ 30 minute informational webinars.

VISIONS in The New York Times