VISIONS Blog

October 27, 2016

Talk about service with a view! In the village of Huaynaccolca, VISIONS Peru worked with community members to complete phase one of an 8000 sq. ft. schoolhouse that will serve rural children.

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!

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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...

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

French...

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...

December 12, 2013

Adira Baum"When you participate in VISIONS, you get a home away from home. I have participated in two VISIONS programs, in Peru and in Montana, as well as other summer programs for teens. One thing with VISIONS is that time is made to share your thoughts and feelings about the volunteer and cultural experience. 

October 7, 2013

Article originally published by: Riverdale Country School

This summer Noa Weinstein, a senior, spent part of her summer vacation in Peru with VISIONS Service Adventures, an international service learning program.

Noa was one of 20 high school students who traveled to Urubamba, a small city in the Andes, to do community service in outlying rural villages. Noa and her peers worked in the village of Habitat Illary, completing the work on a 30’ x 15’ preschool for children who previously studied in a makeshift classroom. The students removed rubble and...

April 27, 2013

We first met Leila Orchin in 2001 when she was a teen participant on VISIONS British Virgin Islands. Years later Leila knew she wanted to reconnect with VISIONS, which she did in 2007 when she was accepted to be a staff leader in the...

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