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 of the United States, but it’s also 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, help communities stay safe, teach lifesaving skills and support the U.S. Armed Forces at home and around the world.
During your stay in Washington, D.C., you will discover meaningful ways to make an impact with the largest humanitarian organization in the world. Make a difference by helping keep communities safe from home fire, injury and death, as well as assisting homeless veterans. You will also learn new skills to help those in need as you become CPR/First Aid/AED certified.
Catch a foul ball, get that prized autograph during batting practice, and sit in the dugout on a behind-the-scenes stadium tour. That’s just the start of this ultimate baseball fantasy tour. Take in 5 exciting games at Major League Ballparks. Add in stadium tours, the Baseball Hall of Fame and the annual MLB Induction Ceremony Derek Jeter on the ballot!
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Comerica Park in Detroit, PNC Park in Pittsburg, Camden Yards in Baltimore, Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Fenway Park in Boston
The forces of nature have shaped and colored the landscape of the American Southwest like no other setting. You will be amazed by the raw, majestic beauty of the Rockies and Utah. Experience these wonders with adventure activities that get your heart racing, and lay back and chill under starlit skies. Take in iconic sights and formations at Arches National Park. If your idea of an incredible summer is about breathtaking views, wide-open spaces, action, adventure, and new like-minded friends, this is the program for you.
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Boulder, Buena Vista, Vail, Glenwood Springs, Aspen, Moab
Study and live in one of the world’s most international and vibrant cities, Montreal, Canada. Choose from many courses to speak French, study business, learn to cook like a professional chef and boost 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!
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) CLASS is designed to increase your overall fluency through real experiences with North American culture. Improve your vocabulary and pronunciation, review proper grammatical structures, and practice your writing skills.
TOEFL PREPARATION CLASS is designed for non-native English-speaking students interested in attending an English-speaking college or university and to help prepare for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Our instructors guide you and offer you test-taking strategies, help you familiarize yourself with the test, and allow you to practice all sections of the exam.
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.
Aloha! Hawaii is a paradise to visit. However, like many tropical islands, booming tourism threatens the fragile environment. Additionally, the economic benefits fall unevenly and there are many working poor. You will have the opportunity to make a difference by running a day camp and helping to preserve the environment. Beautiful weather, beaches, and scenery along with some radical surf are just a huge bonus. By the time of your final banquet dinner, you will be a close-knit ohana and wishing you could prolong your stay to help even more.