VISIONS Blog

April 28, 2017

In addition to living in Myanmar where he's gearing up for another VISIONS summer, Kenny has followed in the footsteps of our founding Asia programs director—Wesley Hedden—as a Princeton in Asia scholar.

April 15, 2016

VISIONS alum reflects on his four different summer with VISIONS Service AdventuresJacob Rosen is a four-time VISIONS teen volunteer, and he is currently pursuing a degree from Ithaca College in New York. Jacob is an alumnus of Alaska ‘12, Peru ‘13, Nicaragua ‘14, and Cambodia ‘15.

Throughout my high school career, I spent my summers exploring foreign countries and doing my part in making a difference in the local...

March 28, 2016

Community Service with Children

NOTHING YOU DO FOR A CHILD IS EVER WASTED...

March 7, 2016

Working with young children on a VISIONS service trip in Ecuador

Molly Povich is a VISIONS all-star. She has been to three very different summer community service programs, including travel to Cambodia, Ecuador and...

October 12, 2015

International edication consultant Sandy Furth featured VISIONS in a recent article for Insights, the newsletter for the Independent Educational Consultant Association (IECA). Sandy visited our Cambodia program site last spring, and talks about her time seeing...

February 26, 2015

A Look at the Temporary Homes of VISIONS Teen Volunteers

We get asked this question a lot: What are the living conditions like on a VISIONS program?

The answer, simply put, is that it varies from program to program, but there are some common threads among all of the places we live. Careful consideration is put into every aspect of our...

January 30, 2015

One Teen Volunteer, Four Amazing Summers

Andrew Goodrum has participated in four very different VISIONS community programs over his high school years. By experiencing different locations each summer, this teen has been fully immersed in radically diverse cross-cultural experiences and traditions and has become familiar with each community’s most dire...

January 22, 2014

In 2004, when Youra Moeun had just turned nine years-old, her Aunt Channy returned home to her small village in Cambodia to tell Youra that a foreign couple was paying school fees for a handful of kids in the capital city. Since Youra thrived in school, she left her four sisters, parents, and rice paddy village to move to Phnom Penh for a better education.

Ten years later, Youra became the first member of her family to graduate from high school. She studied hard and also did well in English classes. To cover living expenses, Youra sold books on the street and worked at Channy’s...

May 25, 2012

VISIONS Cambodia teen volunteers will experience urban and rural, ancient and modern life. They will see how centuries-old traditions, religion, craftsmanship, and farming practices continue alongside the modernizing influences of a global economy.

High school students will experience Cambodia’s compelling contrasts during travel excursions and during daily life in our host community. From the hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh to the easy rhythm of Battambang...

January 17, 2012

It is an exciting time to visit Cambodia. VISIONS teen volunteers will experience both the new and the very old in this beautiful Southeast Asian country. They will come to know Cambodia’s compelling contrasts in palpable ways –– from navigating the hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh to taking in the quiet serenity of the countryside.

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