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Indigenous America: Native Traditions & Service


United States: Arizona, New Mexico

Program Duration

3-6 Month


Fall, Spring


Fall and Spring

Type of Programs

  • Adventure Travel
  • Community Service & Volunteering
  • Cultural Exploration
  • Student Exchange
  • Language Immersion


  • English

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching

  • English

Subject Areas

  • Anthropology
  • Arts
  • Culture
  • Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Foreign Language
  • Geography
  • History
  • International Policy & Diplomacy
  • International Relations
  • Leadership
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Public Management
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Women's Studies

Cost in US$:

USD 10,900

Program Fees Include:

Program fee includes all food, accommodations and scheduled program activities for the duration of the program. Airfare, health insurance and spending money are not included.

An additional USD 900 fee applies to receive a full semesters worth of college credit through Portland State University.

Credit Available


Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Development
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Conservation
  • Culture
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Gender Issues
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Music
  • Nutrition
  • Organic Farming
  • Senior Citizens
  • Trail Building
  • Youth

Typical Volunteer

The vast majority of our students are recent high school graduates from all over the USA whom, for any variety of reasons, foresee the benefit of having a focused, structured, and transformative experience in the "real world" before going off to college. All of our Carpe Diems programs are fully accredited by Portland State University so most students opt to spend their first semester of college earning credits with us, while experiencing life outside of our all to often "cultural bubble" for their first time. Other students come to us who have already spent some time at a university and either found the experience lacking in some way or are desirous of a structured study abroad program. Though the majority of our students are 18 and in their "Gap Year" we often work with sophomores and juniors in college as well.

Age Range


This Program is open to

American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African and Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living
  • Home-stays
  • Dormitory
  • Guest House

Participants Travel

in Groups

Typically Participants Work

in Groups of 10

Application Process Involves

  • Essay
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

2 business days

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home