We Welcome Your Application to Join Us!

We build each of our groups with care, keeping the groups small (no more than twelve students), and paying close attention to age, grade, gender, and the mix of hometowns and schools. Our goal is to put together great groups — groups where nice kids thrive in a supportive, wholesome, and caring environment. Please note: availability as shown is based on students traveling without a friend; if your child is interested in traveling with a friend, please call our office for availability.

Important Information about Availability


This departure of this trip has good availability. Apply as soon as possible since availability changes quickly.


This departure of this trip has limited availability. Apply as soon as possible, and on receipt of your application, if space is still available, we’ll confirm a spot for you. If all of the spots are taken, we’ll call you to discuss options.


This departure of this trip is currently full — please call us to discuss options.

How to Apply

Apply online using a credit card for the $795 deposit (your card will not be charged until we confirm a spot for you). Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received (we do not hold spots over the phone).

When to Apply

The flow of applications starts in July and peaks in January/February. Some groups fill by the December holidays, and others will have space into the late spring. Our advice? Apply as soon as possible — it only takes a few minutes — and we’ll get to work right away to find a great spot for you.


Call (413.458.9672) or email (info@overlandsummers.com). We look forward to hearing from you.

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Carol Seigler

Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina
College: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

After my first year of college I was awarded the UNC Summer Study Abroad Fellowship which allowed me to spend six weeks in India studying the complex history that exists there, focusing on religious conflict, political development, and gender relations.

Originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, I am a  junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I study rhetorical communications and creative writing. I play on UNC’s club lacrosse team, which competes across the southeast in the spring and ranked fourth in the nation in Austin, Texas, in May 2018. During the week, I coach a basketball team of 10 fourth grade girls at the YMCA. I also work on the communications committee of the Campus Y, our campus hub for social justice, where I serve as a photographer and videographer. On the weekends, I work at a local coffee shop as a barista and enjoy road-tripping with friends to hike in state parks or see concerts in various nearby cities. In my free time, I love to write, read, and spend time with my community of family and friends in the Raleigh-Chapel Hill area.

In 2019, I led Berkshire Adventure. After our trip, I got a note from a mom saying that her son was really impacted by the trip. She could tell we were invested in him. She understood that  I had forged a strong connection with him and that it had affected him in a positive way. This was so wonderful to read. During the trip, it was hard to tell if anything we were saying stuck with them. Knowing that a student had heard us and grew from the experience was a high of my summer.