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Carpe Diem Education Latitudes Volunteer Placement

Latitudes = Group Semester Overseas + Volunteer Placement. Choose one of our three-month group semesters during the Fall, followed by a three-day orientation in Portland,...

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Volunteer in East Africa - Carpe Diem Education Gap Year

Practice community service and international development in the historical-rich context of post-genocide Rwanda. Paddle a dugout canoe with a Bakiga guide through Uganda’s...

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Central America Immersion - Carpe Diem Education Gap Year

Learn about sustainable development and catch waves in the small coastal community of El Paredon. Practice Spanish with welcoming host families in rural Nicaragua. Get SCUBA...

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Gap Year in Ecuador and Peru - Carpe Diem Education

Trek to the sprawling Incan ruins at Machu Picchu. Submerge yourself in the natural mineral hot springs of Baños de Agua Santa. Try your hand at bartering in the indigenous...

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Southeast Asia - Carpe Diem Education Gap Year

Trek through remote villages and exchange stories with the hill tribe people of Northern Thailand. Get lost in the winding, ancient temples of Angkor Wat. Learn to standup...

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India

Spiritual Gap Year in India - Carpe Diem Education

Traverse the diverse ecological and spiritual landscape of the Himalayas. Witness the burning ghats of Varanasi up close and personal. Practice mindfulness in the “yoga...

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Cuba

Carpe Diem Education Gap Year Language Exchange in Cuba

Travel back in time and tap into the vibrant charm of a previously “forbidden country.” Dance in the music-filled streets of Santiago. Practice your Spanish at the University...

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Carpe Diem Education South Pacific Gap Year

Travel to the Outback of Australia and learn about Aboriginal people while sleeping under the stars. Scale the famed Mount Ngauru—a.k.a. Mount Doom from Lord of the Rings....

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Carpe Diem Education Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Engagement

    8

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Day to Day Life

    9

Carpe Diem India - The Experience of a Lifetime!

I traveled to India with Carpe Diem Education in the fall of 2011, and what a wonderful experience it was! I appreciated the scope of our travel - we got to see many different cities throughout the country, as we never spent more than a week in one place. The leaders were incredibly street-smart and savvy, and made me feel completely safe in their care. I appreciated the small group dynamic and the intimate friendships that developed between the members of our India cohort. We also had an excellent balance of activities - from trekking in the Himalayas, to attending a week-long retreat at a yoga ashram, to taking Hindi classes and volunteering at an orphanage in Calcutta, I felt as though we really experienced such a range of what the country had to offer, doing whatever felt culturally relevant to our location. I learned so much about being an independent traveler from Carpe Diem, and felt enabled to travel internationally on my own over the next few years. All in all, this was a life-changing opportunity and one that I am still grateful for several years later.

Program: Spiritual Gap Year in India - Carpe Diem Education

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Spring '17

Such a great way to spend Spring. I love this country! I loved the program. All is well.

Program: Carpe Diem Education Gap Year Language Exchange in Cuba

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Amazing Cuba

I'll miss the trip immensely and am incredibly grateful to have had an experience of a lifetime during my three months in Cuba.

Program: Carpe Diem Education Gap Year Language Exchange in Cuba

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Some of the most incredible of my life

Those 3 months were some of the most incredible of my life, and I will be eternally grateful to Carpe and all the amazing people who make these trips happen. So I wanted to say thank you! I still think about the trip everyday, and I am filled with so many memories and experiences that will carry on into the rest of my life, and hopefully keep me traveling for a long, long time! I have the travel bug now for sure. The Southeast Asia trip was just unbelievable; I have nothing but good things to say about it, and if any future students have any questions about anything..packing or what to expect, etc, i would love to be of help! I hope to stay part of the carpe family and maybe one day even lead a trip of my own! I just wanted to let all the staff at carpe know how much this trip meant to be, and what a great program you guys have. The trip has changed my life. Thank you for everything!

Program: Southeast Asia - Carpe Diem Education Gap Year

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Take a gap year with Carpe Diem

If you want to travel, challenge yourself, learn more about yourself, and improve yourself, take a gap year with Carpe Diem. It succeeds where others have failed. Just do it.

Program: Gap Year in Ecuador and Peru - Carpe Diem Education

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