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    Travel for Teens: Community Service Programs Abroad

    Travel for Teens: Community Service Programs Abroad


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: Australia, Belize, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Fiji, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Laos, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, South Africa, Thailand, United States, Vietnam, Tanzania, South Korea, Bali
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July, August
    • Session Length: One Week, Two Weeks, Four Weeks, Other, Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, PG, College
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Community Service
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19+, 19
    • Minimum Cost: $3,000 - $6,999
    • Career Clusters: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, Human Services
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Choose from Travel for Teens' list of 68 different service trips varying in destination, length of trip, and ages! Find out more!

    Meaningful community service is an important component to many of our programs. There is no better way to fully immerse yourself in another culture than to lend a helping hand and volunteer in the local community! On our service trips you will not only discover the heart and essence of each community and country, but you will learn more about yourself in the process.

    Balance and Flexibility We balance fun with learning. From years of working with teenagers and young adults, we've learned what's engaging and interesting, and what isn't. We create travel and study abroad itineraries for the summer that are fun and exciting, as well as well as culturally educational. We see hordes of teens walking around Europe with blank disinterested faces all too often, so to stray away from boring teen travel we provide our participants with choices each day rather than a rigid itinerary.

    As Seasoned travelers we recognize that unplanned activities are often the most memorable, which is why we are always flexible when there is a local festival or special art exhibit the group is interested in season. For example, this summer during the World Cup we made sure all of our teens in Germany at the time were able to get in on the action and be a part of the once in a lifetime experience.

    Our Staff Regardless of the travel trip you choose, if your leaders aren't fun, the trip won't be fun. Travel for Teens employs responsible, knowledgeable, well traveled, fun loving staff. Our trip leaders and counselors work to ensure that all students are both having the time of their lives AND learning (without even realizing it!).

    Education All Travel for Teens summer trips are designed to be as educational as they are fun. In fact, many TFT trip leaders and counselors are former or current educators. While some of TFT's trips are focused on a particular activity (photography, language study, community service, etc.), cultural exploration trips (which do not include classes or volunteer work) are no exception when it comes to learning. Travel for Teen's goal is for every student to absorb cultural nuances, culinary treats, and interesting historical facts on every trip. On foreign language trips, we find engaging ways to enhance mornings' classroom learning with scavenger hunts, trips to the market, or challenges that require participants to interact with locals. On our photography trips, teenagers and young adults are exposed to professional photographers who teach both technical and conceptual lessons for how and when to capture the perfect shot. Perhaps the most valuable life lessons come from helping others; on our community service trips, students are able to make an impact on a variety of projects in different countries. High school students give back to our host communities, fostering a sense of global interconnectedness and responsibility.

    *Travel for Teens is a program provider that believes that teen travel should be both enriching and fun. TFT offers a full range of travel experiences that teens can choose from to create their own ideal international experience. TFT's motto is "Travelers not Tourists," and our itineraries are designed to reflect this. While participants have the opportunity to visit mainstream attractions, TFT also provides insider opportunities and experiences, giving them the opportunity to explore the culture beyond the tourist perspective. If you are looking for a summer travel program that goes beyond the typical tourist path than Travel for Teens may be the perfect fit!