Last summer I went on two trips that both involved service. I absolutely loved the trips and they both really opened my eyes and encouraged me to do more service around the world. The counselors were spectacular, they knew the language and they immersed us in the culture every day! This is a great way to get out and see the world. I encourage everyone to go on Travel For Teens trips. It was such an amazing time and I hope to be a crew team member in the next couple of years!
I traveled with Travel for Teens last summer on the Australia and New Zealand service trip last summer. I had a blast and loved my trip! The trip was equal parts learning and fun as well as 3 solid days of service work at an animal sanctuary. The service work wasn't my favorite part of the trip, I felt it could have improved because I wasn't a fan of the organization we worked with, but other than that I don't think I would change much about the trip. I learned a lot about the native culture of both Australia and New Zealand. I also thought we had some really unique experiences on our trip from learning how to throw a boomerang from a local of Australia to louging down a mountain in New Zealand. I would highly recommend traveling with Travel for Teens because they create really fun trips that have a blend of learning, culture, food, and service work.