“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.”
Many of our programs are open to students completing 11th and 12th grade mixed with younger high school students. You can see all itineraries for students completing 11th grade, or for those completing 12th grade.
ON TOUR designates specific departures for students exclusively completing 11th and 12th grades. These itineraries combine a higher level of independence appropriate for older teens with the structure parents still expect from a summer program. These itineraries include more personal choice, added nightlife, and later curfews. See our full list of programs offering exclusive ON TOUR departures.
What are your safety standards?
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 39 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.