So, what’s a Westcoast Connection / 360° Student Travel program really like? You may visit stunning natural wonders, experience exciting vibrant cities, achieve meaningful volunteer work, improve your Spanish or Mandarin language skills or participate in the latest and greatest adrenalin pumping activities, but there is so much more than that!
Our philosophy of “Each” drives us to get to know all our participants for your unique personality and your likes and dislikes, from dietary preferences and social and health needs, to allowing each family some choice in booking airfare. We have accommodated special needs from scheduling a mid-trip allergy shot and keeping medication cooled to arranging for someone to leave for two days mid-summer for a family wedding. We know it’s not one size fits all and no two travelers are alike. We will positively encourage you to try new activities that may initially be beyond your comfort zone but we also recognize that it’s your decision and it is challenge by choice so you will never be pushed into an adventure activity that you are not ready to embrace.
“Every” is rooted in our founding belief and now 30 years of proven experience, that no matter how thrilling an activity, how beautiful a National Park, or how funny the joke, it is better shared with new, close friends that endure for a lifetime. We strive in every aspect of what we do to nurture and build a larger trip family and that is a balancing act. From our opening day routines for arrival right through what we call our first “48 hour plan” onto a farewell banquet, we are always developing the “Every.” Morning songs, flashmobs, ninja tournaments and giant rock, paper, and scissors championships are all part of the creativity needed to develop dynamic and tightly bonded groups. When you see so many tearful farewells as friends say goodbye, you know what we are speaking about. How much you enjoy your summer program depends on how quickly your group becomes a family and nobody understands this better than us!
Who could have guessed that over 24,000 teens would come to share the special excitement of our spirited and tightly knit groups where everybody is included in an enriching program? But don’t just take our word for it, check out our reviews or reach out and we will be happy to put you in touch with previous travelers.