April 11, 2017

As the president of the Homestead High School Spanish club in Mequon, WI, Talia Gottlieb organized a fundraiser to benefit a community in Nicaragua where she lived on a VISIONS trip in 2015. After hearing from Talia, our local partner Victorino identified a great project to fund: the repair of a dilapidated kindergarten.

October 27, 2016

This summer was all about water for VISIONS Nicaragua 2016. And that meant moving a lot of dirt. Our local partners made great use of the energy and extra hands made available by the VISIONS crew to complete service projects that improved the quality of water in our host community and the surrounding valley.

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!


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...

September 3, 2015

Experiencing the Nicaragua Summer Service Program 

Taylor Burlage, a 17-year-old high school senior from Bozeman, Montana, had his first VISIONS experience with us in Nicaragua this summer. Here he explains his favorite parts of the community service program, the places and people that stand out the most, and how...

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 8, 2015

Three Spanish Immersion Programs, A Lifetime of Memories

“VISIONS has helped me be an active listener, take constructive criticism, and accept others despite our differences,” —Rachel Lippin-Foster

Rachel Lipin-Foster participated in three consecutive...

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...

April 28, 2013

Marin Day was a VISIONS Nicaragua participant two years ago. Her ties to our host community of Jinotega have stayed strong. Marin started a club at Montclair High School (New Jersey) to raise funds for art and school supplies for the children of Jinotega. As she did last year, Marin will again send materials to Jinotega with the 2013 Nicaragua...