Westcoast Connection / 360° Student Travel
Westcoast Connection / 360° Student Travel Programs
This program is a one-of-a-kind partnership between the American Red Cross and Westcoast Connection / 360° Student Travel. Washington, D.C. is not only the vibrant capital,...
This program is for teens who have an interest in fashion and are completing the equivalent of US grades 9-12 (approximately 14-17 years old). The Fashion Experience is...
This program is for teens who have an interest in fashion and are completing the equivalent of US grades 8-12 (approximately 13-17 years old). The Fashion Experience is...
On this awesome community service trip in Hawaii, make a difference by: - Running a day camp - Helping to save the environment - Assisting families in their own home Added...
Get a taste of the college life, and participate in a Pre-College Enrichment program. The program provides the perfect balance of study, touring highlights and cultural immersion....
For high school students aged 14-17. Imagine yourself in Florence, Italy. The heart of the Renaissance, filled with the art of the grand masters, world class eateries
Start with stunning beauty of glaciers and snow-capped peaksand finish with glistening sunsets on the beach. This is a touring and service combination that promises to be...
Experience the summer of a lifetime in California, getting the best of all worlds with several different service opportunities that will leave participants feeling rewarded,...
Lifestyles of the rich and famous, swaying palm trees, warm sunshine and pristine beaches might be the first thing that comes to mind when people think of SoCal and LA.
This trip affords the right amount of flexibility to explore three different countries in Europe, and still become immersed with the small tour groups. From whitewater rafting...
Westcoast Connection / 360° Student Travel Reviews
WCC Thailand Community Service Trip Was Exceptional!
Submitted by Helene Andolena - Harrison | August 17, 2017
My 16 year old daughter did the 25 day community service trip in Thailand. . . The entire trip was fantastic! Fabulous trip leaders and the most amazing itinerary - they had the opportunity to experience and live the Thai culture, learning about the culture, their customs, the cuisine while traversing the entire country! From the hustle in Bangkok, to the more rustic and remote areas like Mae Salak, this trip provided an incredible cross section of Thai living. They visited several of Thailand's most beautiful and temples, including the Grand Palace. They utilized all of the local modes of transportation including the sky train, canal boats, long tailed boats, vans, buses and the famous Thai tuk tuks! The community service projects were nothing short of incredible, the epitome of team building and team work and the kids had the most life changing experiences. They spent time with elementary aged Thai children, teaching them American games and were treated to cultural dances that the children performed for them. The travelers painted and mixed and poured concrete and saw the fruits of their labors appreciated in the Thai residents! They spent another day at an elephant preserve and learned so much about how the role of elephants have changed and how much goes into the preservation and care of these beautiful and mighty animals! It was like experiencing world history up close and personal, like taking pages out of a history book and being there to live it! Life changing in every sense of the word, not only did my daughter not want to come home, she is already trying to decide on next year's trip! Kudos to WCC for being the best of the best in student travel - their programs are priceless! Thanks WCC for an incredible summer!
Westcoast Connection / 360° Student Travel responded to this review August 21, 2017 at 10:54 AM
Thank you, Helene, for highlighting all of your favorite parts of this program! We couldn't be happier that your daughter had a great time and are certainly looking forward to next year as much as you are. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions about our other programs, as always, we are happy to be of help.
WCC 360 Thailand community service was exceptional
Submitted by Helene Andolena - New Jersey United States | August 11, 2017
My 16 year old daughter took her 3rd WCC trip and spent 25 days this summer in Thailand on a community serviced based program . . . and it was nothing short of spectacular! The trip leaders were just fantastic! Super responsible and organized, very friendly, professional, and fun, they set the pace and the tone for an amazing adventure! The itinerary gave the students the best opportunities to experience the essence of everything Thailand. An up close and personal travel adventure, the group lived and experienced Thai culture, customs, cuisine and sites, shopped markets, took several modes of local and country specific transportation (including riding in Tuk Tuks ) and visited some of the country's most beautiful and architecturally ornate temples! The community service projects were absolutely life changing! From working with Thai children and exchanging cultural dances and games, to the physical labor of the group projects (teamwork at its finest) to spending the day at an elephant preserve, it was like living world history up close and personal! And they traveled all over the country! What a tremendous opportunity for students to experience another country and it's culture! The things she learned and got to experience first hand are unparalleled! And she did not want to come home! As a parent, I could not have asked for more! Well done WCC! Exceptional job well done!
So much fun!
Submitted by Leslie Yowall - Staples High School | August 01, 2017
My trip to Thailand was amazing and a great experience! Every day was planned so well - we had so many fun activities planned. Also the staff were all very nice, helpful, and accommodating. Out your guides were also amazing and taught us about the culture and places we were touring. The service was, although tiring at times, amazing. We got to interact with the locals during service and many other times throughout the trip. The healthcare was also very nice- close to the hotel and very clean!
Westcoast Connection / 360° Student Travel responded to this review August 21, 2017 at 10:45 AM
We're thrilled to hear that you had a great time, Leslie! You and your fellow trip members worked really hard and we're sure that the the people and animals(!) you helped really appreciate it. Continue being of service to the people around you and we hope we'll cross paths again soon!
Westcoast Connection amazing teen trip
Submitted by Hayley - Toronto Canada | July 16, 2017
My son just returned from his fourth Westcoast Trip, this one to Hawaii, and he could not have had a better experience! The time he spent with the Boys and Girls club was truly meaningful and he thoroughly enjoyed all of the activities, the highlight being the incredible surfing. I can't say enough good things about Westcoast. It is a professional, well run organization staffed by caring, responsible and fun trip leaders and counsellors. They all go the extra mile to ensure your kid has an exceptional experience. THANK YOU WESTCOAST for giving my kids memories that will last forever. Kid #3 will be on deck shortly!!
Program: Hawaii Community Service - 18 Days
Westcoast Connection / 360° Student Travel responded to this review August 21, 2017 at 10:39 AM
We're thrilled and honored that we've been able to consistently give you and your son four amazing summers! We consider ourselves very lucky to do what we do and an amazing experience for each and every trip member is what we strive for. This involves planning and reviewing every trip detail to provide an experience that is as safe as possible while also fun, friendly, rewarding, meaningful and as you say, unforgettable! We can't wait to meet Kid