If you're looking to experience the world, climb aboard. Since 1993, Broadreach has taken over 12,000 students on adventures abroad for middle school, high school and college students. Their 75 summer adventure learning programs include marine biology, scuba, sailing, language immersion, science and medicine, community service, outdoor skills and leadership adventures. Their trips travel to more than 40 countries, visiting extraordinary destinations in the Caribbean, Central and South America, Canada, Australia, China, India, South Africa, Egypt, Thailand, France, the Solomon Islands and Fiji. Many Broadreach programs qualify for college credit and all incorporate a community service component ranging from 5-55 hours. Multiple certifications including PADI scuba certifications, IYT sailing certifications and Wilderness First Responder are offered, and trips are 14-31 days in length in June, July and August. Prepare for hands-on experience, trying new things, making lifelong friends and having amazing adventures while earning a pile of certifications as proof of your achievements. The world is yours, discover it.
Broadreach offers experiential summer adventures for middle school, high school and college students, including scuba, sailing, multi-sport, marine biology, language immersion...
The Windward Islands are a sailor's paradise and a diver's dream. These ancient volcanic islands are breathtaking, literally towering out of the sea. Majestic mountain peaks,...
Costa Rica veterinary medicine - college summer 2016
Submitted by Laurel Gardner - University of San Diego | October 22, 2016
Deciding to participate in the Veterinary Medicine program through Broadreach was undoubtedly one of the best decisions of my life! From gaining valuable college credits while learning about applicable veterinary topics to actually getting hands-on experience with an incredible variety of animals, there were so many opportunities that I never would have been lucky enough to experience without this Broadreach program. Everyday was a new adventure filled with memories that I will never forget, and I got to share all of these memories with a small group of amazing people that shared my passion for helping animals. Between the moments spent interacting up-close and personal with wild animals, learning from the most inspirational advisors and classmates I have ever met, adventuring though the jungles of Costa Rica, and tasting the most delicious pineapple and coffee that I still miss everyday, I would not trade this experience for the world.
The marine biology voyage story
Submitted by Zachary Warzyniak - Xavier University | October 17, 2016
Going on The Marine Biology Voyage in the Caribbean was by far one of best decisions I have ever made in my life. The people I have met and the adventures we have had together in those 24 days of paradise will forever be the best memories I will ever have. The staff were well organized and the schedule for each day was exciting for all of us. Above all I got certified for scuba diving which is a skill I will always have in the many more years to come. I'm very lucky to have gone on the trip and learned about the ecosystems of the ocean. I would highly recommend anybody who is seeking a study abroad go with this program, as it was and will always be an adventure of a lifetime for all to partake in.
Program: Caribbean Marine Biology Voyage
Submitted by Anna Ward - High School | October 12, 2016
My trip to Peru in summer of 2016 was spectacular! Our group hiked through the mountainous terrain to Choquequirao, swam with dangerous creatures in the Amazon river, slept with tarantulas as our neighbors, built greenhouses for the community of Secca, and visited the magnificent ruins of Machu Picchu. During all of these wild and unforgettable experiences, I met so many amazing people and furthered my Spanish dialect. I know I will never forget these memories and friendships that grew so much over those life-changing two weeks!
Program: Peru Spanish & Culture
Once for a lifetime
Submitted by Catherine Lyu - ECS | October 10, 2016
Once for a lifetime is the only thing I can describe this program. Before I left, I thought it would be a very academic program with us going to actual classroom everyday and learn about marine mammals. But when I went there, I knew that I am completely wrong.
Personally, I have never camp before, I have never kayak before, I have never even got a blister before. That is how “prepared” I am for this 3 weeks. I cannot say that the living condition is great because it is not. We are living in tents half of the times with mosquito dancing in front of our eyes, but believe me, it is worth it. I cannot imagine anywhere else that I have been to that allow me to see whales swimming up and down in my tent or see seals and sea lions while we are learning about them. Nearly all of our classes are located on beaches, feeling the wind blowing our hair up, smell the salty ocean when we are absorbing incredible things of the lives that live in the ocean right in front of us.
This program gives us a lot of connection with the wild marine lives because we are sort of living with them instead of living with human itself. We kayaked to places that people cannot go to with other transport. The kayaking is tiring of course, we have to fight the current, we have to bear the cold but destination is never the most important thing in our journey, it is the journey itself. Kayak in the fog, without knowing where to go, kayak around island, watching sea stars search for food, kayak by large rocks, and scare sea lions into the water.
British Columbia is a place that all 10 of us had a strong bond to each other, we learned how to cooperate, how to help each other and how to understand each other. This kind of connection is not as simple as press the like button on facebook, but it has way more meaning. So if I have another chance to go to this program again, I will because everything I saw on this trip is once for a life time.
Living, Learning, and Loving
Submitted by Dassa Philipson - Fieldston High School | October 09, 2016
I can honestly say that my trip with Broadreach has been one of the best experiences in life! As an only child who lives in New York City, I don't really get challenged that much by my environment. Broadreach forced me out of my comfort zones and made me become a flexible, open-minded person that I am today. With eleven other people on the boat, things can get pretty tough sometimes when people fight or drama happens. On the boat, I was able to learn how to deal with a tension and resolve issues with other people. By living solely on a boat for three weeks, I learned how to adapt to my surroundings and be flexible with what's given to me. Lastly, I got to experience new opinions (some that I disagreed with) which is something that is very rare in New York City. By hearing them, I learned how to be open minded because it made me realize that there was more than just the opinion I had heard from most of the other people I knew. I'm not going to lie, being on the boat was really hard, but I think I'm a better person because of it.
Unfortunately, in the middle of the trip I got an ear infection and had to go to the doctor multiple times and sit out of all of the later dives. Despite the unlucky situation, Broadreach handled everything really well. My mother was well informed with daily updates on what was happening and the doctors on the islands were able to give me ear drops to make the infection go away. The instructors were so helpful and amazing during this experience because even though I was disappointed about missing the dives, they always seemed to cheer me up and find activities for me to do. I was never bored with multiple things to do like wake boarding, making brownies, and learning more about sailing. Even though I did miss a couple days, I can still say that this trip has been truly amazing and that Broadreach turned what could've been a terrible trip into something amazing! Thank you to T, Christina, and Rosie for being amazing instructors! Thank you Broadreach for making my summer so incredible!