Location
  • British Virgin Islands
Length
1 - 4 weeks
Need-based funding
Health & Safety

Program Details

Program Type
Provider
Timeframe
Summer
Housing
Dormitory
Language
English
Age Min.
14
Age Max
18

Pricing

Starting Price
2590
Price Details
Price does not include airfare or travel insurance. VISIONS can provide some financial aid to those in need.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Meals Transportation
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance
Sep 19, 2023
Feb 04, 2020
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About Program

The high school students who join VISIONS in the British Virgin Islands become part of a legacy spanning three decades of projects that serve the Afro-Caribbean community of Virgin Gorda, where we live in a humble community center overlooking the ocean. The BVI offers shorter programs than most of VISIONS other locations, with a jam-packed week or two of service and adventure. We do carpentry and other labor projects at under-resourced schools and parks, and also help with local youth programs.

After-work activities include exploring under-water life at the many beaches, scuba diving, hikes to gorgeous vistas, community barbecues, local cuisine cooking workshops, and lots of fun.

VISIONS programs offer the opportunity for powerful personal transformation and radical community building, which together serve as a starting point on a life path of deep meaning and purpose.

Learn more on our website or by calling the VISIONS office at 406-551-4423.

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

VISIONS has always sought to facilitate respect for the commonalities and differences between people. We do this by working together on shared goals (engagement), group “Circle” meetings (communication), and community-building (connection). At all levels of our organization—from administration to summer leaders, local partners and teen volunteers— we seek diversity of backgrounds, lifestyles, LGBTQIA+ identities, heritage and interests.

LGBTQIA+ Support

VISIONS has always sought to facilitate respect for the commonalities and differences between people. We do this by working together on shared goals (engagement), group “Circle” meetings (communication), and community-building (connection). At all levels of our organization—from administration to summer leaders, local partners and teen volunteers— we seek diversity of backgrounds, lifestyles, LGBTQIA+ identities, heritage and interests.

Neurodivergent Support

Accessibility Support

Impact

Sustainability

VISIONS mission is To live in harmony with ourselves, each other and the natural world. We believe that a connection to the natural world is fundamental if we are going to live in balance with it. Materialism, excess, and self-focus are not the VISIONS way. We live simply, we pack simply, we are cognizant of the resources we use, and we strive to bring as much as we can into greater harmony with the natural world.

Ethical Impact

While divisiveness often makes headlines, a more subtle story is that many people are working hard to build bridges and find common ground. VISIONS does not push an agenda and we are regularly reminded that people from diverse political backgrounds are inspired by our mission and our work.

Program Highlights

  • Community Service
  • Beaches
  • Hurricane Disaster Relief
  • Adventure
  • Scuba Diving

Program Dates

Application Deadline
Program Dates
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Program Reviews

5.00 Rating
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  • Growth 5
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 4.75
  • Safety 5
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Kevin
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

nice option for a community service trip

I spent a summer with VISIONS on the British Virgin Islands. I had the chance to spend time hanging out with the locals, trying new things, and most importantly help out the community. Till today I still have the contact of the friends i made on the island. Food was great i get to try the food made by a local lady everyday that I have never tried any else where. Besides the cultural experiences I also scuba dived for the first time in my life with them. The staffs are very helpful and open-minded, they are people that you can count on. Honestly one of the best experiences I’ve had.

92 people found this review helpful.
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Darren
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

One of the best summers

I've done the three week program to the British Virgin Islands, and it is a lifetime accomplishment that i will always look back at to admire. At first I was hesitant about going and stepping out of my comfort zone, but my parents pushed me and I left there thankful they did so. You experience a new culture of living, food and friends. To me the biggest one was friends, because you develop such a strong bond. Leaving the place broke my heart because we came so far from strangers to best friends, and it was a challenge letting go. This program is most definitely worth it, but be prepared to say goodbye because its difficult. If your worried about safety, the leaders they have there are some of the most trained and profound individuals i've ever met. They're some of the finest role models I've ever worked with. All in all, this is the best summer program out there!

What would you improve about this program?
Nothing, best experience
92 people found this review helpful.
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Terry
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Fabulous experience

My son loved the Visions BVI program. He had fun, made friends, learned skills and helped people. He built steps, made furniture for an orphanage, painted at the Botanical Gardens and more.

After "work," the participants got to enjoy snorkeling, beach time, a festival and all the island had to offer. My son's favorite recreational experiences were learning to scuba dive and visiting The Baths.

93 people found this review helpful.
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Allie
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Visions BVI is an amazing experience!

I went to the British Virgin Islands with Visions during 2011 and had a great time. It is awesome to do community service at any time, but being able to work with others in your group as well as in the community makes a big impact on your experience. The islands are beautiful and Visions offers a variety of different service adventures. I have made great friends and memories that I will always remember. It is an awesome program.

83 people found this review helpful.

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