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Adventure Travel With a Little Masonry on the Side

January 18, 2008

VISIONS projectAlthough many people don’t have a chance to spend time abroad until college, there are some wonderful programs out there for high school students who have an itch for adventure. The People-to-People Student Ambassador program is one of them, and the focus there is on cultural understanding and exchange.

Another option is a VISIONS Service Adventure. With VISIONS you have a chance to travel, but the emphasis is on community service. You could help build a playground, renovate a youth center, construct a bridge, work in a school, or try your hand at fishing or farming.

According to their website, “Our underlying objective is to introduce teenagers, through construction-based and other service work and on-site living, to cultures very different from their own, and to challenge participants to mature thoughtfully and reflectively within a community of peers and adult mentors.

Visit the VISIONS site for more details: www.visionsserviceadventures.com

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