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Cuba

Cuba: Making History

With the easing of travel restrictions in Cuba, the country will be changing quickly as Americans discover the wonderful island nation. ARCC's Cuba program is an opportunity...

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United States

California: Urban and Wilderness Service

Experience the bounty of California’s most magical landscapes as you not only see them, but help to improve them! Have the adventure of a lifetime on this meaningful community...

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Indonesia

Bali/Sumatra: Operation Orangutan | ARCC Programs

ARCC Programs gives you the opportunity to immerse in Bali’s unique culture and Northern Sumatra’s untouched natural environments. The first part of the program involves...

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Thailand

Thailand: Elephant Experience

Work alongside a mahout, a traditional elephant caretaker, while embarking on a journey to protect and care for elephants in Thailand. Create a bond with an elephant while...

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Ecuador

Ecuador / Galapagos: Island Village Impact

Experience one of the world’s most remarkable destinations complete with towering mountain ranges, verdant rainforests and tropical isles on this unique service program....

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Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic: Project Caribbean

With its white sand beaches, turquoise waters, pristine waterfalls, and lush mountain landscapes, the Dominican Republic is the perfect Caribbean destination. Embrace a culture...

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica: Classic Service Adventure

Join the ARCC Programs' Classic Service Adventure in Costa Rica and engage in meaningful service projects and teach English in a local school. Experience the beauty of Costa...

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Australia

Australia / Fiji: Island Village Initiative

Venture across the South Pacific to discover Australia and the tropical Fijian Islands. For more than 15 years, ARCC has cultivated relationships with faraway friends and...

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Cambodia

Vietnam & Cambodia: Project Clean Water

Delve into a region rich in history, culture, and beauty, while exploring some of Asia's most famous locales. Step back in time in Phnom Penh while taking in relics from

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Turkey

Turkey & Greece: Mediterranean Initiative

Embark on an inspiring journey while traversing the landscape of two diverse ancient cultures. Join hands with a Turkish community working with children and exchanging stories...

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Thailand

Thailand: Hill Tribe Impact

Travel to Thailand and explore the bustling metropolis of Bangkok and the lush wilderness of the Thai jungle. Have an experience unlike any other and be captivated by the...

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Multiple Countries

Southeast Asia: Grassroot Initiatives

Spend four weeks doing service work and exploring countries in the Southeast Asian region that are all rich in history, beautiful cultures, and breathtaking natural beauty....

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Peru

Peru: Sacred Valley Service

Explore a land of flourishing ancient empires and cities of gold in Peru. Immerse in the lives of Quechua villagers while building clean stove structures to improve the health...

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United States

Hawaii: Local Connections

Celebrate a landscape of perfection, where the beauty of turquoise waters melt into captivating sunsets. Link hands with a Hawaiian native and see the positive impact of

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ARCC Programs Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Impact

    9

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    10

Life-changing

This was one of the most life-changing and inspiring trips or experiences I have ever had. I met incredible people who were so enlightening. We did the most insane things that you would not be able unless you are on one of these specific programs. Also, everything that I learned, not only about myself, but about the world as a whole, was so valuable and amazing.

Program: Bali/Sumatra: Operation Orangutan | ARCC Programs

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    N/A

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Health and Safety

    8

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Social Life

    9

Cuba 2B - Couldn't have been better!

GREAT, GREAT experience. My senior daughter came away with new insights about cultural issues and the realities of life outside of the US, the tour planning was well-organized, and the owners were very responsive to my questions/concerns. My daughter says she felt safe, and definitely well-fed! The Cuba trip was the perfect way for her to be introduced to the greater world, and what she can do to improve it. She was with a good group of kids, and had wonderful opportunities for fun, too. I mean, a spontaneous opportunity to snorkel in the Bay of Pigs?! Wow. Thank you Scott, Kristen, and counselors Tori and Conor, for giving my teenager an unforgettable experience. IMHO the experience was priceless. Highly recommended.

Program: Cuba: Making History

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    N/A

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Social Life

    10

ARCC is fabulous and Cuba was amazing!

My daughter loved this trip - she has done Overland several times but this was her first experience with ARCC and she thought they were great. She was excited to see Cuba before it becomes commercialized and appreciated the opportunity to help the people of Cuba. The service ranged from teaching English to painting an orphanage to delivering meals - she even got to play guitar with the local band of volunteers! She thought the counselors were great - very energetic and enthusiastic! Her favorite parts of the trip were the (surprise) snorkeling adventure in the Bay of Pigs and touring around Havana in the old cars!! Highly recommend the trip and ARCC!!!

Program: Cuba: Making History

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • The Adventure

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

California: urban and wilderness service

I got back from this trip around two weeks ago and I am still talking about it and crying over the fact that it is over. I met some of the greatest people during this trip, even though we all started off as strangers by the end of it we were so close that we were all crying at the airport when it was time to go. The leaders of the trip were so kind and funny and dedicated to what they do, it was inspiring, and I can definitely tell you first hand that they care about safety! One of the reasons I loved this trip so much is because there is a great balance between the service and adventure. We did lots of service and my favorite was working in the soup kitchen at Glide, I loved it. Lake Tahoe and Yosemite were just incredible, they are both just so beautiful, I would kill to go back to either places right now. Anyways, if you are thinking about going on this trip, do it, I guarantee you will have a good time and see amazing things.

Program: California: Urban and Wilderness Service

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • The Adventure

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

ARCC California service trip

I just got home from a two week long service trip in Northern California with ARCC. It was an amazing experience, that will will make me smile for a while thinking of all the wonderful memories. I felt safe and comfortable at all times, and felt both of my counselors were experienced, and aware of everything happening. We completed service in the morning, where I felt I made a difference in the community, or park, but it was mixed with the perfect balance of exploring, playing games, hiking, swimming, and having fun! Overall, it was one of the most memorable trips I've been on, and I'd love to return for another ARCC trip this upcoming summer!

Program: California: Urban and Wilderness Service

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