April 27, 2016

Spanish Immersion Summer Programs for High SchoolersRoll up your sleeves and join us for a French immersion program in Guadeloupe or on one of our Spanish immersion programs!


March 28, 2016

Community Service with Children


March 11, 2016

For this year's scouting trip to plan our summer community service program in the Dominican Republic, VISIONS Director, Katherine Dayton, was joined by members of her family. They got to visit some of the impressive projects that VISIONS high school students and local partners have completed over the past 25 years....

March 11, 2016

VISIONS has been running teen community service programs in the Dominican Republic since 1991. Among our many projects are schools, which serve approximately 3,200 students every year. 

My first summer with VISIONS was in 1996, in the Dominican Republic (D.R.). Fresh out of college, I imagined it would be a one-summer...

June 2, 2015

Are you looking for a unique way to improve your French or Spanish language skills this summer?

Roll up your sleeves and join us this summer for a French immersion program in Guadeloupe or on one of our Spanish immersion programs


May 27, 2015

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

Imagine if you couldn’t go to school simply because the school in your town was full. Actually not only full, but bursting at the seams with no overflow classrooms to accommodate you and more than 1,000 other kids in the area. Traveling to another school is not an option—it’s not in the budget—and getting an education is one of your only chances of making it, of allowing you to get a job that could sustain a family.


April 2, 2015


VISIONS alum Bree Westcott, was recently featured on Glitter Magazine's website about her VISIONS Dominican Republic experience. Here's the interview:

Bree Westcott spent a summer in the Dominican Republic (DR) with VISIONS Service Adventures, an organization that offers community service based summer programs around the world. On this month-long Spanish Immersion program...

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...

February 4, 2015

VISIONS Spanish Immersion programs

Choosing from Four Spanish Language Immersion Programs

There’s nothing like living and working in the heart of a community with friends and neighbors who don’t speak a lick of English. For those teen volunteers who are tryingto further theirlanguage skills, it’s often just what they...

February 28, 2013

In December 2012, VISIONS Executive Director Katherine Dayton and staff member Matthew Bushue traveled to Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic to see future, ongoing and completed VISIONS projects. What follows are Matthews impressions of the trip.