Whether you’re volunteering with the Costa Rican Humanitarian Foundation or enjoying the adrenaline rush from adventure, this program will expose you to the magic of Costa Rica. In your interactions 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 will take on a whole new meaning.
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.
Experience first-hand what it takes to run a mobile clinic in the Andean Highlands of Ecuador. You will learn under the guidance of MEDLIFE medical professionals in an effort to provide free healthcare. From our base in the city of Riobamba, with stunning views of the Chimborazo Mountain, we will help deliver these services to the poor rural communities near Cebadas. You will shadow medical professionals, work directly with mostly indigenous locals, and help implement health care programs to provide you a greater understanding of public health initiatives. Start it all off touring Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage Centre, and cap off your stay whitewater rafting the Pastaza River to add to your South American experience.
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
You will feel Peru’s beauty and rich culture as you are warmly welcomed into the local schools and communities in which you’ll be volunteering. From working to improve their school to leading activities for local children, this promises to be a meaningful experience. Combine your service with incredible adventure as Peru is one of the most spectacular and geographically diverse countries in the world. From exploring the Amazon Jungle and marveling at the Incan ruins at Machu Picchu to whitewater rafting the Urubamba River, you will experience it all. You are sure to return home with incredible new friends and broadened horizons from all we have experienced together!
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.
Your student travel to South Africa will be filled with unbelievable wildlife, scenic landscapes, and a cultural experience like none other. The warm relations we have established with the Klaserie Holiday Club enable you to work closely with the local youth. You will gain as much from this service learning experience as the young students you will be privileged to spend time with. Top that off with an unforgettable safari to see the Big 5 in Kruger National Park and this is two weeks sure to last a lifetime.
Catch a foul ball. Get that prized autograph during batting practice. Sit in the dugout and make the call to the bullpen 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 7 Major League Ballparks, with 7 exciting games. It’s the dream teen tour for the game’s biggest fans.
You Will Visit, Travel Dates & Grades
You Will Visit
Citi Field in New York, PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Comerica Park in Detroit, Rogers Centre in Toronto, Progressive Field in Cleveland, Wrigley Field in Chicago, Miller Park in Milwaukee
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.
Immerse yourself in the community and authentic culture of a small rainforest town in Costa Rica as you plan and run a day camp for local children in Monteverde. This experience offers a specialized avenue to work with children in a formalized role. You will develop and execute leadership skills acting as both a camp counselor and activity specialist. Outside of camp, explore Costa Rica, zip-line high above the forest canopy, whitewater raft, surf the Pacific and relax in natural hot springs.