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.
Whether you’re volunteering or enjoying the adrenaline rush from adventure, this trip will expose you to the magic of this incredible country. In your interaction with the communities you’ll enjoy direct experience with the warm and inviting locals and truly make a difference in their lives. After this 10 day journey, pura vida (the good/pure life) will take on a whole new meaning.
Welcome to Peru! Immerse yourself in a country ripe with vast landscapes and vibrant culture, the ideal backdrop for the adventure of a lifetime in this student travel. Come experience it all – white water rafting in the Sacred Valley, a fascinating visit to the ancient archaeological treasure of Machu Picchu, cycling in the Sacred Valley, and even a sand boarding and dune buggying adventure in the desert oasis of Huacachina. This country is a must-see and one you do not want to miss!
You Will Visit, Travel Dates & Grades
You Will Visit
Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Huacachina
Crikey, there are few things better than an experience in Australia: incredible beauty, friendly culture and thrilling adventure are just the beginning. You will cable-wakeboard and knee board, mountain bike, canoe, bridge climb, swim waterfalls and get the experience of a lifetime snorkelling and SCUBA diving the Great Barrier Reef. This awe inspiring experience is no ordinary summer; it’s the adventure of a lifetime!
You Will Visit, Travel Dates & Grades
You Will Visit
Sydney, Cairns, On the Wallaby Lodge, Great Barrier Reef
Peru is one of the most spectacular and geographically diverse countries in the world. From exploring the Amazon Jungle, marveling at the Incan ruins at Machu Picchu, and whitewater rafting the Urubamba River, we experience it all! In addition to Peru’s beauty and rich culture, we are greeted warmly and welcomed into local homes and schools where we interact with the children to make this a most meaningful and memorable summer. You are sure to return home with incredible new friends and broadened horizons from all we have experienced together!
Your student travel to South Africa will be filled with unbelievable wildlife, scenic landscapes, and a cultural experience like none other. The warm relations we have established with the Klaserie Holiday Club enable you to work closely with the local youth. You will gain as much from this service learning experience as the young students you will be privileged to spend time with. Top that off with an unforgettable safari to see the Big 5 in Kruger National Park and this is two weeks sure to last a lifetime.
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.
Welcome to Ecuador & the Galapagos! Radiating natural beauty, unique wildlife and a fascinating history, this country will show you the action-packed adventure of a lifetime. Come experience it all – zip lining through the cloud forest in Mindo, walking the equatorial line in Quito, a visit with giant tortoises, and snorkeling in the Galapagos Islands. Get set to dive head-first into the summer of your dreams!