ActionQuest and Go Beyond
Established in 1986, ActionQuest provides high quality, expedition-based summer programs for young adults ages 13 through 18. ActionQuest voyages focus on sailing, scuba diving, cultural immersion, marine biology and global exploration – all in a live-aboard environment unlike any other. Through hands-on experiential learning and exceptional global expeditions, ActionQuest challenges young adults with high action, life-changing adventures that promote personal growth, teamwork and leadership. GoBeyond, ActionQuest's sister program, offers service-learning travel programs to teens ages 14-19, combining community service projects with cultural immersion and outdoor adventure activities. Participants work in collaboration with established local, national, and international service organizations, with programs offered in the Caribbean, Costa Rica, Galapagos & Ecuador, Peru, China, Thailand and India.
Camp Nashoba North
Beautiful Sebago Lake region, just 2 hours north of Boston. Nashoba offers something for everyone. 2 week Community Service program for 16 & 17 year olds. Traditional, co-educational programs for 190 campers ages 7 to 17. Spectacular lake for all Water Sports. Energetic staff in a supportive atmosphere. Beautiful modern facilities. Experience tennis, soccer, theatre, dance, archery, art, pottery, photography, woodworking, basketball, baseball, rock-climbing, hiking trips and more! Extensive horseback riding & golf. Wonderful food. A.C.A. accredited. Family owned & operated. 3 to 1 ratio.
CIEE High School Summer Abroad
CIEE is the leading non-profit in international education with 70 years of experience in cultural exchange. Through CIEE Global Navigator High School Programs, students attain greater language fluency, cultural knowledge, and independence at a pivotal time in their lives. All of our programs are designed to balance structured classroom instruction, relevant cultural activities and travel opportunities, and authentic engagement with host families, local peers, and communities. Students can study abroad for a summer, semester, year, or gap year in 35 locations across the globe.
Founded in 1988 on the belief that young people can change the world. City Year is an education-focused, nonprofit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service aimed at keeping students in school and on track to graduation. At City Year’s 28 urban locations across the U.S. and two international affiliates, teams of trained young people called AmeriCorps members serve full-time in schools during the academic year as tutors, mentors and role models. By focusing on attendance, behavior and course performance, which identify students who are at risk of not graduating on time, AmeriCorps members are positioned to help students and schools succeed.
The Experiment in International Living
Since 1932, has provided 3, 4, and 5-week summer abroad programs for high school students who want to connect deeply and engage meaningfully with the richness and complexities of another country. Students are challenged to explore the host country through hands-on experiences in local communities and through the lens of a specific theme. Programs are designed to equip students not only with essential cultural and, in many cases, language skills, but also with a deeper awareness of and sensitivity to global issues shaping the diverse communities and regions we visit. Each year, hundreds of Experimenters come away from their summer abroad with invaluable new skills, connections, awareness, and knowledge to thrive-and lead-in diverse, intercultural environments.
Global Leadership Adventures
Teen service-learning trips in inspiring communities across Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Each GLA program is designed around its destination, showcasing the region’s unique culture and opportunity for adventure. Students are immersed in local life, engage in meaningful community service, and gain new perspectives through hands-on learning. Our goal is to provide life-changing journeys that cultivate a global perspective, inspiring our students to become leaders who seek positive change in their own communities.
We offer our students an unparalleled opportunity to immerse themselves into a small rural community, develop long-lasting cross-cultural relationships, and make positive contributions that will last a lifetime. Our high school, gap year, and college programs provide students with the chance to travel and share an experience with a group of peers while engaging with a local host community through homestays and volunteer work. Through immersion in the community, Global Routes offers the deepest language and cultural immersion opportunities in the field.
Students work side by side with locals on projects selected by the community, such as constructing a school, health clinic, or community center. Our gap and college students can also integrate into local schools to teach or tutor English, math, science, art, life skills, or any other subject where a bit of extra help is needed.
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For 28 years, Global Works programs have empowered middle and high school students to be global citizens and to make a positive impact through their travels. Much more than a vacation, Global Works believes in authentic travel and service learning. Our international programs foment opportunities for fun and engaging leadership development and personal growth. Groups collaborate on meaningful and sustainable service projects with our partner communities around the world. Choose from programs that focus on Spanish, French, pre-med & public health, sustainable business, education & the environment, marine biology, and adventure! Our destinations include Costa Rica, Cuba, Fiji Islands, France, Galapagos, Guatemala, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, and Spain!
Israel Scouts Chetz V’Keshet
Chetz V'Keshet has been bringing teenagers who finished 9th -12th grade from all over the world to Israel for a 4-week summer program. Our teens experience Israel's culture, heritage, language, and society as they tour the beautiful country.
We hike, bike, swim and travel all across Israel while learning about its people and rich history. Each participant engages in several volunteer activities and completes 65+ hours of community service during the program. During Gadna week our participants will get to experience hands-on army training and educational activities with Israel Defense Forces (IDF) commanders.
What makes Chetz V'Keshet truly unique is our Israeli participants--25% of our participants are Israelis who are members of the Israeli Tzofim youth movement and are chosen based on their personality and ability to communicate in both English and Hebrew. Our counselors are all Israeli's who are fluent in English, have completed their army services and mastered our intensive training course.
National Geographic Student Expeditions
Offers high school and middle school students the opportunity to embark on small group summer programs over the world - focusing on Photography, Wildlife & Conservation, Archaeology & Ancient Culture, Film making, Creative Writing, Community Service, and Climate & Geology.
New York Times Student Journeys
Offers opportunities for high school students to travel to fascinating places and explore themes associated with Times coverage of local issues—from social justice in the south, to the effects of climate change on a remote atoll in Fiji, to food security in Italy. Students benefit from the organization’s special understanding and insider’s view as they uncover and bring back stories from the field.
People to People International Travel Programs
Join a Proud Tradition
People to People International Travel Programs turn the world into a classroom, creating an educational and inspirational experience that cultivates meaningful connections between people of different countries. For over 60 years we have embodied the vision of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who founded People to People International in 1956. We go beyond typical sightseeing tours and create unique, immersive moments that truly connect students to the people, places and cities they are visiting.
We offer 8-31 day all-inclusive travel programs to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Asia, Africa and Costa Rica for 12-18 year old students.
Here is what makes us different:
We provide our students with “behind the scenes” access, whether it’s meeting a former member of Parliament in London, to meeting with a survivor of a WWII concentration camp in Germany.
We believe in doing community service as a way of giving back to the people and places we visit, from volunteering in an orphanage in Costa Rica, to working alongside Irish teens while cutting peat to provide a heat source for the local elderly.
We feel one of the most genuine and immersive ways to connect to a new culture is to experience the day-to-day life of locals, whether it’s participating in a homestay in Spain or biking through the windmill arms in the Netherlands with Dutch students.
We give students the opportunity to step outside their comfort ones and participate in local, team building outdoor activities, such as rappelling down the side of a medieval castle in Italy to whitewater rafting in Scotland. We teach our students to be more self-aware, the discover their own interests, become more independent and return home as global citizens.
Putney Student Travel
For over 65 years, Putney Student Travel has offered high school and middle school students the opportunity and insight to shape their world through travel, unique cultural engagement, friendship, and fun. Our summer programs range from two to five weeks in length and include pre-college enrichment, community service, language immersion, adventure travel, and cultural immersion. We are particularly excited this year about returning programs in Cuba, Thailand, and Shanghai, as well as new high school additions such as Skiing in Patagonia, Language Learning in Colombia, Diving in Belize, Community Service in Nepal and middle school programs in Costa Rica, France, Holland and Spain.
Rein Community Service
Offers 2–4 week volunteer programs in exciting locations such as Project Hawaii on the Big Island of Hawaii, Project California at the University of California in Santa Barbara, Project Costa Rica, Project Ecuador, The Amazon & the Galapagos Islands, Project Thailand, Australia/New Zealand and Tour & Service (a hybrid teen tour & community service program). Choose from a variety of service projects including volunteering with children, helping animals, protecting the environment, and volunteering at special community improvement projects. Enjoy a variety of activities on each program, including surfing lessons, digital photography, cooking, tennis, Spanish language, golf, art, and soccer. Each program also includes exciting travel opportunities with unique activities and adventures.
The leader in providing superior quality international community service, education, and adventure programs for students. We offer one to three-week spring break and summer experiences, Gap Year programs, and custom group trips. Operating in 18 different countries, our programs cover a range of student interests and activities. With over 30 years of experience in the field, Rustic Pathways has emerged as the world leader in student travel. What started as one man leading students across the Australian Outback has grown to over 96 programs across 19 countries. Throughout the whole journey, our mission has remained the same: to enrich the lives of our students and staff, benefit the parts of the world we serve, and build cultural bridges that lead to greater global understanding and cooperation. Every summer, thousands of high school students from around the world travel with Rustic Pathways on life changing programs. These students participate in a variety of programs that emphasize community service, education, and adventure. From building a school in an indigenous village in Fiji, to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, to working in an orphanage in Thailand, Rustic Pathways provides empowering experiences for every student. We believe cultural and international exposure are a critical component of any global education, and we pride ourselves in designing unforgettable programs that are safe, inspiring, and affordable.
Semester Off is an educational enrichment program conveniently located in Wellesley, MA, founded and run by a board-certified psychiatrist who specializes in the 17-25 year old population. We are a concierge gap-year program which runs semester-long group experiences throughout the year, including the summer! We provide our students with a fun and supportive environment in which they gain the skills and tools necessary to successfully overcome their social, emotional, executive functioning, and academic struggles. What we do is individualized, holistic, and entirely unique! Drawing from Eastern and Western traditions and the most recent advances in mental health care, Semester Off integrates academics, executive functioning coaching, career counseling, community service, wellness practices (including yoga, meditation, and cardiovascular exercise), and group team-building.
Our program is enriching and enjoyable! In the Summer 2019 Semester, in addition to our acclaimed full-summer program, we will offer condensed 2-week, 4-week, and evenings-only options for students who are looking for a more compact experience. These shorter offerings are "crash courses" in college readiness so that the student is college-ready and can hit the ground running in the fall.
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SMA Teen Summer Camp
A co-ed overnight teen and "tween" summer camp for 60 teenagers ages 12-16 located in the mountains of Central Pennsylvania. We offer exciting and engaging activities and events everyday including:
Our teen “tween” campers learn new skills, gain self confidence, make strong friendships and become members of our strong, value centered summer community. Things that make SMA Teen Camp unique are:
Young Teen Focused Activities
Choose Your Own Activities Everyday
Adventures and Camping Overnights Out of Camp
Campers increase self confidence and independence
As with many aspects of teenagers lives our camp is also a very social place and we work hard to model and encourage positive relationships, create community in an authentic way, stop cliques from developing, and take away many of the traditional pressures that teens feel in school. The result is that campers feel a new found freedom to explore who they truly are while at the same time feeling like they have a new “home away from home” at Stone Mountain Adventures.
Summer Pre-College Programs at The College of New Jersey
Summer Academy Series
for rising 9-11 grade students
July 8-12, 2019
The College of New Jersey invites rising 9-11 grade high school students to apply to our Digital Game Design, Science Exploration, Business Simulation, and Music Tech Academies for the Summer of 2019 with TCNJ faculty.
Summer Service Scholars
for rising 10th-12th grade students
July 7-19, 2019
Designed for high-achieving rising 10th–12th grade students and incoming TCNJ students interested in community service and advanced study. This residential program gives you a chance to take a college-level course, serve in the local community and explore college life. You will take a college level course (see brochure insert for course options) taught by TCNJ faculty. The faculty will integrate community engaged learning into the course as you do service in the community. Service activities could include serving at an after-school program, the soup kitchen, community garden, or another non-profit partner. Throughout the program you’ll experience college-life by living in the dorms, eating in the dining hall and spending time getting to know the other students in the program!
College and Career Readiness Institute
for rising 11th and 12th grade students
July 7-13, 2019
Designed for rising 11th and 12th grade students interested in beginning their preparation for college applications and engaging in community service.This residential program gives students a chance to explore college life, write a draft college essay, and explore careers/majors while doing community service and learning about social justice.
The Road Less Traveled
The Road Less Traveled is a teen summer community service, language and adventure travel program that offers an opportunity for young people to engage in a service of presence and active listening in the world. We encourage involvement and cultivate leadership, excellence, openness and sensitivity, initiative, social activism, and environmentalism. You may build a school or medical outpost in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Vietnam, Tanzania or Thailand, work on environmental projects, restore coral reef in the Florida Keys, save monk seals in Hawaii, work with wolves in Colorado or aid disaster relief victims. We travel to Norway, crossing the entire country kayaking, rafting, biking, and hiking and offer formal language coursework in Costa Rica, Ecuador or Italy. We offer surfing, rock climbing, snorkeling, windsurfing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, SCUBA PADI certifications, backpacking. You will contribute, learn and return home with a life-changing travel experience to remember.
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Travel for Teens
Features choice in what you do, see, and experience. More than 50 programs covering more than 35 countries on 4 continents. In Europe, Southern Africa, Costa Rica, Australia, New Zealand, and the US, visit mainstream attractions while offering the opportunity to explore the culture from a less "touristy" perspective. interact with our host cultures, taking cooking and dance lessons, performing valuable service work to help local communities, and conversing with the people who live in the places we journey to, and understanding of what it means to be a global citizen. Travel for Teens believes travel should be more than a tourist's journey. With an emphasis on doing and feeling, in addition to seeing, our unique programs create global citizens. Through our service, adventure, language, photography, and cultural immersion trips we take students in grades 7-12 and turn them into travelers, not tourists.
VISIONS Service Adventures
VISIONS programs are grounded in a philosophy that has been changing the lives of teenagers for 30 years. We believe it is best to do one thing and do it well. That’s why across all programs we have one model, built on the pillars of meaningful service, full cultural immersion and adventurous exploration.
Our student volunteers work among Blackfeet and Northern Cheyenne people on Montana Indian reservations and with indigenous Athabascans in Alaska, as well as abroad in South and Central America, the Caribbean and Cambodia. Programs are 12 days to four weeks long, and some sites include Spanish or French language immersion.
WESTCOAST CONNECTION - TRAVEL ● LEARN ● VOLUNTEER
Offers teen tours, community service, pre-college enrichment, language programs, global adventures, baseball tours, and fashion experiences. Programs in Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador & Galapagos, Europe, New Zealand, Peru, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam & the USA. Programs ranging from 10-40 days for ages 13-18 grouped compatibly by age; with separate ON TOUR programs for teens completing 11th & 12th grades offering more independence.
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Where There Be DragonS
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Dragons has been facilitating authentic cultural immersion in Asia, Africa, and Latin America for over 25-years. Our Summer Abroad, Gap Year, and College Study Abroad programs take small student groups to remote communities with the best educators in the industry to ensure personalized mentorship and meaningful engagement. Each program is custom-crafted with 9 program components including homestay, language study, and service learning. Our goal is to help participants develop the self-awareness and cross-cultural competencies to be active participants in the world.