Choose from over 70 unforgettable summer programs around the world!
Many of our summer programs are open to high school students completing 9th and 10th grade. We put special care into assigning age-compatible groups that result in the best possible social dynamics on these programs.
“Ethan had an amazing time on his trip this summer. He met some amazing friends and I am so proud of him for doing this all on his own. I think Westcoast Connection did a great job of fostering friendships and placing kids together who have similar interests.”
Jennifer Taboh, Pleasantville, New York
“This program was life changing. I felt comfortable to express myself and step out of my comfort zone. I can safely say that I was happy for 10 days straight. This trip made me proud of the work I did, and taught me so much beyond my expectation. I am forever grateful for this experience and know that that friendships, interaction, and lessons learned will be with me always.”
Maya Granath, Atlanta, Georgia
“I would recommend and relive this experience in a heartbeat. I feel so much more comfortable going to college knowing I’m able to make lifelong friends in only a week.”
Our travelers’ security is our number one priority and we strive to create the safest programs possible. There are various aspects to safety from planning and itinerary development, staffing and training, risk management and social and emotional safety. Built on 40+ years of experience in providing teens with reliable and secure travel experiences, we are proud of our excellent safety record. For more information, visit our Safety page, and better yet call us.
It depends on the program, so it’s always best to contact us. On some programs, we assign a specific departure date by age group to create the best possible social dynamics. For example, if grades 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 are listed on a program, note they will not all be traveling together on the same departure.
To find the programs with exclusive age-specific departures, look for tags saying “middle school” for students completing 7th and 8th grades, or “ON TOUR” for students completing 11th and 12th grades.