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. Get the inside scoop on a behind-the-scenes stadium tour. That’s just the start of this ultimate baseball fantasy tour. You and fellow fanatics will take in 5 Major League Ballparks, with 4 exciting games. It’s the dream west coast tour for the game’s biggest fans.
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AT&T Park in San Francisco, The Coliseum in Oakland, Angel Stadium in Los Angeles, Petco Park in San Diego, plus tour Dodger Stadium
Get ready to explore Spain off the beaten path and to travel like a local while doing it. Sample delectable tapas in Barcelona’s gothic quarter, dance the night away Flamenco style in Seville, and cook like a chef at Spanish cooking school. From browsing the markets and museums of Barcelona to exploring the medieval streets of Girona and jamming to the beat of live Flamenco, you will experience the excitement and culture of this amazing country and have a blast while doing it.
Good morning, Vietnam!
Whether kayaking the blue waters of Ha Long Bay, riding a coracle boat in Hoi An, or visiting the Binh Tay Night markets of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam is an adventure seeker’s bucket list destination. The country’s rich culture and beautiful landscapes are not to be missed as you travel from Hanoi in the north to Ho Chi Minh City in the south. Are you ready to enjoy this inspiring and unique summer of a lifetime experience?
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You Will Visit
Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh City
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.
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.