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  • Why Being a Program Leader Could be the Best Summer Job You’ll Ever Have

    WCC Summer Staff

    Have you ever had a summer job that you looked forward to all year? How about one where you were paid to travel? As a leader on our summer programs for teens, you’ll get to experience one of the most rewarding jobs of your life. “Being a Trip Leader is one of the most fulfilling […]

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  • 7 of our Best Volunteer Abroad Programs for 2020

    7 of our Best Volunteer Abroad Programs for 2020

    Participating in a volunteer abroad program is an immensely valuable way for any teen to spend their summer. Combining the transformative experience of volunteering with the incredible benefits of travel? Now that’s something you’ll remember forever. Global volunteer programs give you the opportunity to broaden your perspectives at a critical point in your personal development. […]

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  • Staff Reflection: An Eye-Opening Volunteer Experience in Ecuador

    Staff Reflection: An Eye-Opening Volunteer Experience in Ecuador 2

    We asked long-time Westcoast Staff, Ally Moore, to reflect on her experience as a Program Director on our Ecuador: Medical Assistance volunteer program this summer. Here’s what she had to say! My name is Ally Moore, and I’m a program director with Westcoast Connection. I’ve been lucky enough to work with Westcoast since the summer of 2012. […]

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  • Choosing the Right Summer Program For Your Teen

    Choosing the Right Summer Program For Your Teen

    Summer is a great time for high-school students to get out of their usual routine, try new things, meet new people and gain independence outside of the classroom. And where better to accomplish all of this than on a summer travel program with their peers where they can explore amazing new places in a fun, […]

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