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.

John Barton Banner

John Barton

Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
College: University of Virginia

This winter, I am working at the Overland office in Williamstown, and in March, I am moving to Argentina to teach English.

Originally from Richmond, Virginia, I graduated from the University of Virginia in 2019 where I double majored in Latin American studies and global development studies with a minor in urban and environmental planning. I have a passion for serving others, and this passion — combined with my facility for learning languages — has led me to work with communities across Latin America and in Virginia. I speak English and Spanish fluently and also speak proficient Portuguese and French. Last fall, I began studying Hindi and Urdu. At UVA, I was a Resident Assistant for my junior and senior years, and I was also a peer advisor for first year students. I volunteered as an ESL teacher, served as a senior translator for the Cavalier Daily, and led a core group through Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship. I love to travel — and while most of my trips have led me to Latin America — I enjoy going all over.

In 2018, I led Language & Service Costa Rica, and in 2019, I led Language & Hiking Spain. My greatest high was exploring the Pyrenees, especially Respomuso and Pacino, with our groups. The landscape overwhelmed me; it is simply unbelievable to think that there are such beautiful places in the world just sitting there waiting to be discovered, and anyone can go and see them. I will never forget this summer spent in the Pyrenees with our Overland groups — such a gift!