Westcoast Connection

    Westcoast Connection


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Greece, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Session Start: June, July, August
    • Session Length: Two Weeks, Other, Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19+
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
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    Westcoast Connections offers 9 different program styles in 21 countries spanning 6 continents.  We’ve shown thousands of teens a meaningful, rewarding and truly special summer of a lifetime and look forward to welcoming you to our family.


    Who would have guessed that from our first journey in 1983 that took 40 pioneering teens to experience the beauty and adventure of the western National Parks of the USA and Canada along with the excitement of California, we would have grown so much.

    Opportunities for adventure are endless when you plan your summer with us! Whether you’re interested in community service, learning a language, or adrenaline-pumping action, you’ll find a summer experience as unique as you are.

    Program Types Include:

    • Active Teen Tours
    • Community Service
    • Pre-College Enrichment
    • Global Adventures
    • On Tour
    • Baseball Tour
    • Family Vacations
    • Language Programs
    • Fashion Programs


    • This trip could not have gone better thanks to the excellent staff, organization, and perfect distribution of community service and adventure. This has made me realize what kind of path I would like to follow as I get older. This trip could not have gone better. There is absolutely nothing I would change about it.

      - Marco Mosca, New York, New York - August 1, 2012
    • Shayna had a wonderful time. The trip incorporated just the right mix of "cultural" activities with adventure, downtime and fun. I was very impressed with the organization, the communications we received and the amount of Europe Shayna was able to experience. Shayna loved her trip leaders, and the kids all seemed like nice kids that all got along well. Bravo for a well planned and executed trip for 15/16 year olds!

      - Patti Goldberger, Cambridge, Massachusetts - August 1, 2012
    • What a phenomenal experience Joe had. He in fact admitted “This trip has changed me for the better” (which is quite an admission from a 15 year old!). It was really a lovely group of kids. The leaders did a great job making sure everyone met and interacted, so that even though Joe didn’t know anyone going into the trip, he made great friends. Thank you.

      - Susan Harris & Hayward Kaiser, Los Angeles, California - August 1, 2012
    • This program exceeded my expectations beyond belief, it was everything I wanted. I have never been able to learn so much about not only myself but many other cultures in such a short period of time. I have made lifelong friends that I will always stay in touch with. There was never a dull moment. I will never forget this summer of a lifetime.

      - Courtney Doran, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida - August 1, 2012
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