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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

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"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.