Immersion Service Community

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Teen summer service Travel programs &
customized group trips

Perspective through
purposeful travel

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8 + 6 =

25 to 30+ Years in Each Program Location

These long-standing relationships mean that you are welcomed like an old friend.

Students who do meaningful service work in new environments gain exceptional fulfillment and insight. It’s been our program model for 35 years.

VISIONS teen volunteers become part of daily life in the host community, making local friends through an immersion experience that builds a sense of global connection. As one of the original international community service programs for teenagers, we celebrate this connectedness and the hope it holds for the future.

High school students accomplish construction projects, social service with children, environmental and animal welfare initiatives.

If you are ready to work toward shared, powerful goals, then you are ready for a volunteer and cultural immersion program with VISIONS.

“I feel like I have a second home. I left with great friends, a sense of
accomplishment and memories to last forever.”

VISIONS teen volunteers & local partners have built more than 1,500 structures and provided countless hours of environmental & social service

We Are Mindful

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Work That Matters

We step outside our comfort zones to accomplish things we never imagined. We gain skills, grit, self-confidence and independence. We glimpse the future self we want to be. Read more about service with VISIONS.

We Are Family

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Deep Bonds

We live, work and play as community members, not tourists. We make deep connections with local residents and work together toward shared goals. We become part of the fabric of the place. Read more about immersion with VISIONS.

We Are Explorers

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New Outlooks

We revel in being off the beaten path. We traverse new landscapes, delve into a different way of life and examine how it feels to live it. We keep our minds and hearts open. Read more about exploration with VISIONS.

VISIONS in The New York Times