All Articles Tagged With study abroad

Peace Corps for Teens


Is there a peace corps for teens? Youth all over the world are strong voices for social change locally, nationally, and internationally. Many teens in the US seek Peace Corps-like volunteer opportunities abroad, and they should! If only the Peace Corp offered a program for teens that want to learn more about global issues and make a […]

Volunteer Abroad Programs Reviews: Criticism, Controversy, and other Considerations


In a companion post on the subject of volunteer abroad programs for high school students, I suggested that students who really want to “make a difference” in the lives of others should volunteer locally instead of traveling abroad to do community service. I asserted that “voluntourism” is really about feeling good about yourself and gaining some […]

What is the best Galapagos summer program?


With more than 15 different organizations offering Galapagos summer programs for high school students, you might be asking yourself which one is the best. Of course, “best” is a subjective term and there are a variety of different criteria you may want to consider if you, like many high school students, want to see the […]

Last Chance to See Yasuni


Since Sustainable Summer’s inception, we’ve had many conversations with students, parents and educators about why Ecuador was the ideal location for our inaugural environmental summer programs for high school students. We’ve explained that Ecuador offers nearly unparalleled biodiversity relative to its size, and that it is undergoing a period of rapid growth and development. We’ve […]

Ready to Launch Ecuador Summer Programs


Sustainable Summer’s 2013 Ecuador summer programs are ready to launch! In just over two weeks our first group of high school students will travel to Ecuador for three weeks to study environmental sustainability, experience life in a developing country, and work together to acquire enhanced understanding of sustainability issues, global perspective, and critical thinking and […]

Pre-College Study Abroad Programs (Questions & Answers)


I was asked to provide some thoughts for a magazine piece on pre-college study abroad programs. I’ll link to the article if it gets picked up, but in the interim, here are the responses I provided to the reporter: Pre-College Study Abroad Programs (Questions & Answers) What are the benefits to a student who studies […]