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

Available

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

Limited

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.

Call

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.

Questions?

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

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Yarden Garonzik

Hometown: Brookline, Massachusetts
College: Wesleyan University

Since October of last year, I have been living and working in Elche, Spain, as a high school English teaching assistant and learning how to make a perfect Paella.

Originally from Brookline, Massachusetts, I graduated from Wesleyan University in 2018. I majored in Latin American studies with a concentration in Hispanic literatures and cultures and a certificate in international relations. My academic interests led me to spending a considerable amount of time volunteering and exploring Latin America. In the summer of 2016, I received the Wesleyan WIJS Endowed Summer Grant to work with JDC Entwine, a humanitarian aid organization in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where I led various peer mentoring workshops for at-risk youth in the city and assisted Holocaust survivors under care at a local Jewish elderly home. I spent my spring semester of 2017 studying abroad in Madrid, Spain; I loved Spain so much that I worked as an English teacher at a language immersion soccer camp in Valencia, Spain, that summer. At Wesleyan, I was a choreographer for the all-inclusive, student-run biannual Terpsichore dance show and the rush chair of the Alpha Psi Alpha fraternity — a judgment-free community of young men who are involved in a multitude of campus organizations and support each other under a commitment to our shared appreciation for brotherhood. In my free time, I like to sing loudly inside and outside the shower, cook festive meals with my housemates, and plan out my dream to travel to all corners of the world.

In 2018, I led Field Studies Costa Rica, and in 2019, I led Field Studies Ecuador & Galápagos. A high of my summer was climbing the Chimborazo Volcano with my group (16,700 feet). We climbed to a height that most of us had never reached before. I was such a proud leader that day. I cannot wait to see where my students will go from here.