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Winterline Programs

How much time do you have? Whether you spend a year, a semester or a summer on a Winterline program, you will visit extraordinary places, experience new cultures, learn new skills and find out something important about yourself. And you’ll have an awesome time doing it.

Gap year

A gap year that can change everything.  Apply

Semester Programs

Take a break from school. But never stop learning.  Apply

Summer Programs

It's amazing what you can learn in a summer.  Apply

International service is an extremely complex field, rich with value if done right, fraught with issues if done wrong.

With Malia's recent decision to take a gap year still ringing in the news, Eric Hartman's latest piece from the Stanford Social Innovation Review takes a good hard look at the $2 billion sector of voluntourism, illuminating why at Winterline we prefer to focus on the development of skills for the 21st century


"To really address the pernicious patterns in international volunteering today," Eric writes, "the education sector must embrace and foster a deeper understanding of global citizenship and the structures of development."

Read more here.