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Eastern Europe Adventure

Our 20-day tour begins as we travel together to the fairytale city of Prague, Czech Republic.  Get your cameras ready as we explore the enchanting Prague Castle, walk across the famous Charles Bridge, participate in an awesome Graffiti Workshop, and explore the historical Jewish Quarter.  Next, we head to Krakow, the former royal capital of Poland. Marvel at the beautiful Town Square from your Horse Drawn Carriage. Get ready for a somber, emotional, and thought-provoking day as we take a guided tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest of the WWII concentration camps.

Our next stop is Vienna, the magnificent Imperial City of Austria. Enjoy a fun-filled evening at Prater Amusement Park, take in the sites at the royal Schoenborn Palace, and learn the art of cooking at our private Viennese Cooking Class. Next up – bustling Budapest. We’ll enjoy a thrilling Monsteroller Tour, go Caving Under Budapest, and tour the amazing Castle District and energetic Jewish Quarter. Our journey continues to the awe-inspiring alpine beauty of the outdoor capital of Lake Bled, Slovenia. After a visit to the imposing Bled Castle, the adrenaline will be pumping as you tackle a thrilling Canyoning Adventure, an exhilarating Alpine Coaster, and the fun-filled Dolinka Zip-line.

The excitement builds as we head to one of the most popular destinations in the world, Croatia! After a stop in Zagreb, it is on to one of the most beautiful parks in Europe, Plitvice Lakes National Park. We’ll hike over the boardwalks as we take in the amazing views of gurgling streams, teeming waterfalls, and unspoiled nature. Next up is the Dalmatian Coast and the charming seaside city of Split. Wander the ancient alleyways of Diocletian’s Palace, get soaked during our Cetina Canyon Whitewater Raft Adventure, and enjoy the street musicians along the Split Waterfront. Our final stop is the famous Walled City of Dubrovnik. You’ll feel like a jetsetter during a day of Island Hopping off the Croatian Coast, take in the views during a sea kayaking adventure in the emerald, blue waters of the Adriatic Sea, and walk the City Walls surrounding the ancient Old Town.

We’ll enjoy our farewell dinner as we reminisce with our new friends about our amazing summer exploring Eastern Europe.

Project California

Project California

Choose one of the following Community Service Programs:

Volunteer with Children
Protect the Environment
Volunteer at an animal shelter
Group Size
The Project California summer community service programs accommodate up to 40 participants, which fosters expanded social interactions and friendships within the group during evening activities and weekend excursions. Depending on the specific site, each service project will consist of 5-15 participants. This enables our teenagers to benefit from small group and one-on-one interaction at the service project.
Accommodations
During the week, the University of California Santa Barbara is our home away from home. Our dorm features an incredible array of facilities, including an Olympic-size swimming pool, computer room, recreation room with pool tables and ping pong tables, floor lounges with sofas and cable television, linen service, and laundry room.
Meals
During the week, the group will eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Portola Dining Commons, the dormitory dining hall. Portola is cafeteria-style, consisting of various stations with plenty of choices at each meal for all types of diets. Enjoy everything from made-to-order omelets to lasagna to delicious desserts. While traveling on weekends, breakfast and dinner are provided at our hotels and in various local restaurants.
Staff
Our summer community service staff members are teachers and graduate students who are committed to Project California’s ideals of volunteering and giving back to the global community. Rein Community Service staff members are always present at each service site. All staff members attend our professional training workshops where the emphasis is placed on the safety and well being of our teenage volunteers. Program leaders are trained in Basic First Aid and CPR.
Transportation
Rein Project California Community Service uses professionally driven buses and vans to transfer our participants to their various projects, activities and weekend excursions. There is no additional fee for transporting participants to and from the airport on arrival in California and departure from California.
Communication
The Rein Communication Center is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week throughout the program. Teenagers are permitted to bring cell phones and our free wifi is available throughout our dormitory.