Choosing the right school for you is a big decision and we help you make this process as fun as possible with a week visiting prestigious Boston area colleges and universities and having a blast doing it! Receive complimentary college counseling in small groups and exciting activity highlights.
On August 26, 2017 Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Houston, Texas bringing with it record breaking rainfall and it became the costliest hurricane to ever hit the United States with an estimated $200 billion in damage. At its height, Harvey displaced more than 30,000 people in the Houston area and while rebuilding efforts have been ongoing, there is much work to do.
This program is an opportunity to give back and help Houston homeowners recover from the effects of Harvey. Participants will be spending their days working under the direction of Westcoast Connection and SBP and their Americorps members in Houston on an active build site to directly help with the rebuilding efforts.
SBP is a national organization born out of the rebuilding process of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans with the goal of shrinking the time between disaster and recovery. Since 2006, SBP has directly rebuilt homes for more than 1,300 families with the help of more than 180,000 volunteers across the country. SBP has committed to supporting long-term recovery in Texas and has opened an office in Houston to conduct operations.
Washington, D.C. is not only the vibrant capital, but it’s been the home of the American Red Cross National Headquarters since 1881. The Red Cross, through its network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there to help people affected by disasters, provide lifesaving blood and blood products, help communities stay safe, teach lifesaving skills and support the U.S. Armed Forces at home and around the world.
Make a difference in helping to keep communities safe from home fire, injury and death, as well as helping homeless veterans. Learn new skills to help those in need as you become CPR/First Aid/AED certified. Discover meaningful ways to make an impact with the largest humanitarian organization in the world.
Lifestyles of the rich and famous, swaying palm trees, warm sunshine and pristine beaches might be the first thing that comes to mind when people think of SoCal and LA. But in Los Angeles alone, over 20% of the population lives at the poverty level, and more people than ever are unable to make ends meet. This is your chance to give back and make a real difference to very appreciative communities. Along the way, be prepared to get swept up in the excitement and fun that the Golden State is known for!
Study and live in one of the world’s most international and vibrant cities, Montreal, Canada. Choose from many courses, including learning to speak French, studying psychology with McGill’s School of Continuing Studies, learning to cook like a professional chef and boosting your creativity in our photography course. The exciting city of Montreal is renowned for being a student favorite. This Pre-College Enrichment summer program prepares you for the academic and personal challenges that come with entering college.
What better place to learn the beautiful romance language of French than in the second largest primarily French-speaking city in the world after Paris? Whether you are ordering the local favorite, poutine, in a restaurant or shopping at Atwater Market, Montreal offers plenty of opportunities for French language practice. After an assessment is administered on the first day, you will be grouped with other students according to your appropriate level. Attention will be given to grammar, vocabulary, reading and writing with the ultimate goal of enhancing your verbal skills. As the French language is spoken on five continents, this will become a universally accepted skill for your future career or educational directions. We don’t just want you to know Français; we want you to be able to use it!
Colleges and universities worldwide use TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores to determine admission decisions. Our instructors help you prepare for the test effectively. Imagine the world of possibilities this test opens up to you! This test demonstrates you have the English language skills necessary for an academic classroom. Our instructors guide you and offer you test-taking strategies. They help familiarize you with the test and allow you to practice all sections of the exam. However, don’t expect to spend your entire summer in the classroom! Enjoy jet boating, Biodome, Mont-Tremblant Beach Club and luge ride, International Blues Festival and more!
As part of the Pre-College Enrichment Montreal program, Community Service is available as a morning course, along with your choice of an afternoon course. Work with youth at the Boys & Girls Club and get a taste of college life as you enjoy McGill University’s facilities including the athletics & recreation center. During your free time, explore the vibrant city of Montreal and have fun with fellow pre-college students on weekend excursions and day trips, all included in your tuition.
If you think you already live life in the fast lane, hold onto your hat as you’re in for an incredible ride on this itinerary … down a luge track in Mont Tremblant or along the Niagara River at 60 mph on a jet boat. This tour puts you in the heart of the exciting cities of Boston, Montreal and Toronto coupled with the scenic wonders and adventure playgrounds of Niagara Falls and Acadia and Mont Tremblant National Parks.
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Ithaca, Niagara Falls, Toronto, Ottawa, Mont Tremblant, Montreal, Acadia, Boston