- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: Italy
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Session Start: July
- Session Length: Two Weeks
- Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
- Sub-Categories: Youth Outreach
- Selective: No
- Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
This program offers a chance to genuinely help a local community, learn Italian cooking and mosaic art, swim in crystal clear waters, and conquer a gigantic volcano. Live with an Italian host family while you immerse yourself in this unique culture!
Want to make a difference while exploring some of the best that Italy has to offer this summer? Join us for an unforgettable adventure of giving back on Italy’s most beautiful island and discovering the stunning sites around it on a truly unique program based in Sicily.
Life-changing experiences start at our home base in the iconic Sicilian countryside, where our gracious hosts own and operate a community center for local children in need. Every year, our loving host family takes our entire group into their home for the first portion of our trip and treats us as part of la famiglia! We will help them care for the children, tend to their organic garden, and work on construction projects around the community center. We will wake up to breathtaking views of the idyllic vineyards and rolling hills, set out to complete service projects, bond with our host family, play with the children, and cook delicious homemade meals.
Experience the best of Sicily by visiting towns on the east and west coast, hiking Mt. Etna, exploring the legends, history, and culture of ancient ruins and archaeological sites, and marveling at the Aegadian Islands as we cruise the Mediterranean Sea! Join us on this once-in-a-lifetime summer teen program in Italy!