Broadreach Summer Adventures for Middle School, High School and College Students

Broadreach

About

For more than 25 years, Broadreach has expanded the horizons of over 17,000 middle school, high school and college students. On more than 70 different summer adventures in over 40 countries, Broadreach students have pursued their interests and passions, unlocking the world, understanding its people and discovering themselves and their place in the world along the way. They’ve earned 8000+ college credits in subjects ranging from marine biology and medicine to Spanish and photography, and more than 25,000+ certifications through hands-on education.

Founded
1993
Headquarters

806 McCulloch St
Raleigh, NC 27603
United States

Reviews

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Katy
10/10

I have so many positive things to say about this trip! I was nervous before the trip because it was my first time doing an abroad program for an extended period of time but everyone was so friendly and welcoming. I felt right at home! I was one of the younger members of the group but I never felt left out from any discussions or activities. All of the lessons were interesting and engaging and I was never bored! I enjoyed participating in all of the bonding and trust exercises we did over the course of the trip. My favorite part of the trip by far was working in the clinic and getting to play with the children in the waiting room. Everyone at the FIMRC clinic was so kind and dedicated to their work. The clinic made such a profound impact on my life that I decided to start a club dedicated to helping FIMRC in my hometown! I always felt safe and felt that my personal needs were being met (food, sleep, etc). My leaders were such strong role models and I am so grateful for everything that they taught me. I have formed friendships that I will carry with me throughout my life!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Amelia
10/10

My experience at Broadreach has been life changing. One of my favorite parts of the program is that we were constantly exploring outdoors. I had the opportunity to immerse myself in so many unique environments through different perspectives. While snorkeling I saw an array of vibrant sea stars slowly inching down into the low tide. On kayaking trips we got to paddle over kelp beds, do open water crossings, and watch pods of orcas porpoising by us. While we were camping off the grid I watched beautiful sunsets with the group. While whale watching, we saw bait balls, Steller Sea Lions, bald eagles, river otters and sea otters. At one of the field stations I went swimming in bioluminescence at midnight and while floating on my back looked up at the stars. This trip was life changing because I want to do it again, and because it inspired an overwhelming and profound appreciation for nature within the whole group that I hadn’t been exposed to before.
Having a small group of students on the expedition allowed for an amazing community to develop. We all had a lot of fun together doing group activities and cooking meals, and were also there to support each other if someone was feeling homesick, or when exams were coming up. The instructors were also a huge factor in everyone being so supported. Our group learned a lot about marine mammals and conservation through field work, lessons, projects, and interacting with researchers at different field stations. Overall, the expedition maintained a great balance between having fun and learning about marine ecosystems.

How can this program be improved?
It would have been helpful to be given a bit more time on the research projects, but that's it.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Lynn
10/10

This was my first trip out of the country, which was especially scary for me because I was going to meet up with a group of people who I didn't know and live with them for three weeks on a sailboat. Deciding to go on this trip with broadreach was easily one of the greatest decisions I have ever made. I learned so much about myself and became way more confident than I was at the beginning of the trip. I learned great leadership and life skills all while having the most fun of my entire life with friends that I will stay in touch with forever. I learned to scuba dive on this trip which is now one of my greatest passions. The people at broadreach have been nothing but helpful and nice. This trip has given me more life experience and fun than I could have ever imagined possible in such a short amount of time and I would highly recommend it to everyone!

Yes, I recommend this program
Lila
10/10

My trip could not have been better. It was the most amazing way to learn immersed in the environment. I could not have asked for a better summer. My summer of Broadreach I made friends I will never lose and memories I will never forget. From breathing in this new underwater world to skippering our catamaran. The bond you form with the instructors and your friends is like no other. The instructors we had were amazing, some of the best teachers I have ever had. We eventually became a family. This program opened up a world of new possibility and new knowledge for me. If you have the opportunity to take this trip- do it. I promise you won't regret it.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Caleigh
10/10

Going on the Bahamas Marine Biology trip was one of the most influential and important things I have ever done in my life. It was such a great experience to go on, and it seriously was a life changing event. Not only did it teach me about marine science which is something that I have always been passionate about. It made me come out of my shell, and made me realize that I want to pursue marine science in college. My instructors were great and they made me feel safe and were professional, while also acting as members of our group with their friendship. The island was beautiful filled with the clearest water. On our trip we filled glass bottles with the water from the beach and they looked drinkable. A little tip to future trip goers, when you ride in the blue open air trucks, unless you are holding on to lose articles of clothing, they WILL fall off. Hopefully you can convince your instructor to turn around or a super nice local will pick it up and speed to catch up to you just to give it back. I think that my favorite part of the whole experience was sitting on the top of the boat every day after our dives and eating oranges as we became close. By the end of our trip there were so many tears because I think we all realized how special this was. I hope that you will take this trip into consideration because it was so important to me.

Yes, I recommend this program