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, but it’s 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, provide lifesaving blood and blood products, help communities stay safe, teach lifesaving skills and support the U.S. Armed Forces at home and around the world.
Make a difference in helping to keep communities safe from home fire, injury and death, as well as helping homeless veterans. Learn new skills to help those in need as you become CPR/First Aid/AED certified. Discover meaningful ways to make an impact with the largest humanitarian organization in the world.
Whether you’re volunteering or enjoying the adrenaline rush from adventure, this trip will expose you to the magic of this incredible country. In your interaction with the communities you’ll enjoy direct experience with the warm and inviting locals and truly make a difference in their lives. After this 10 day journey, pura vida (the good/pure life) will take on a whole new meaning.
Welcome to Peru! Immerse yourself in a country ripe with vast landscapes and vibrant culture, the ideal backdrop for the adventure of a lifetime in this student travel. Come experience it all – white water rafting in the Sacred Valley, a fascinating visit to the ancient archaeological treasure of Machu Picchu, cycling in the Sacred Valley, and even a sand boarding and dune buggying adventure in the desert oasis of Huacachina. This country is a must-see and one you do not want to miss!
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You Will Visit
Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Huacachina
Crikey, there are few things better than an experience in Australia: incredible beauty, friendly culture and thrilling adventure are just the beginning. You will cable-wakeboard and knee board, mountain bike, canoe, bridge climb, swim waterfalls and get the experience of a lifetime snorkelling and SCUBA diving the Great Barrier Reef. This awe inspiring experience is no ordinary summer; it’s the adventure of a lifetime!
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You Will Visit
Sydney, Cairns, On the Wallaby Lodge, Great Barrier Reef
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.
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!
Somewhere between SCUBA diving in Naxos, kayaking around Santorini and touring Athens you’ll fall in love with Greece. Sure, you’ll see the famous monuments and major city highlights but get psyched to be immersed into the real vibe of this country. Don’t be surprised when the warmth of the people you meet makes you want to stay in this paradise forever.
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.