Central America Semester – Cultural Immersion, Service Learning, Adventure
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Central America Semester – Cultural Immersion, Service Learning, Adventure

$500 scholarship for Nepal & Tibet Semester Spring 2018 applicants
The Pacific Discovery Nepal & Tibet Semester is an extraordinary educational travel semester. You'll experience Nepali language and cultural immersion while home-staying in a rural village and volunteering on a valuable community development project. Trek the Annapurna Circuit, in the shadow of Himalayan giants through Annapurna National Park. Study yoga, meditation and Tibetan Buddhism while living at a small monastery. Raft one of the worlds top river journeys down the Kali Gandaki River. Travel overland across the roof-top of the world between Kathmandu and Lhasa, the spiritual heart of Tibet, through incredible landscapes, amazing historic sites, and visit Everest Base Camp.

How do you want to experience our world? Join us for a life-changing, overland journey thought the cultural heart of Central America: Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

10-week program for ages 18-24. Fall and Spring departures. Scholarships and academic credit available.

Develop a global perspective, independence, leadership and Spanish skills through outdoor expeditions, service learning projects, and authentic cultural and language immersion. Pacific Discovery programs foster empathy for other cultures, ethical and sustainable travel practices, and awareness of international issues. Students leave with a deepened sense of their identity, passion, and purpose.

Pacific Discovery is a global leader in experiential education, offering inspiring summer, semester, and gap year programs abroad since 2001, and is an inaugural member of the American Gap Association.

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Highlights
  • - Practice and grow your Spanish language skills through immersion and homestays.
  • - Volunteer in service learning projects at the Toucan Ranch, and in Community Development where we learn how local communities grow food for themselves and others.
  • - Develop skills in independent travel, scuba, leadership, surfing, trekking, sustainability, conservation and snorkeling.
  • - Explore Central America's highlights – Mayan ruins, volcanoes, world heritage sites, islands, reefs, beaches, national parks.
  • - Experience transformative personal growth that pushes students to reflect and ask questions of themselves, working towards a deeper understanding of their values, identity, passions and purpose.
Locations
North America » Costa Rica
North America » Mexico
North America » Belize
North America » Guatemala
North America » Nicaragua
Program Tags
Adventure Travel
Cultural Exploration
Hands-On Learning
Language Immersion
Post-College
Post-High School
Scuba Diving Instruction
Study Abroad
Volunteer Abroad
Wilderness
Length
1-3 Months
Timeframe
Fall
Spring
Winter
Accommodation
Cabin
Guesthouse
Host Family
Hostel
Hotel
Lodge
Inclusions
Accommodation
Activities
Airport Transfers
Domestic Airfare
Equipment
Meals
Park Fees
Tour Guide
Transportation
Visa
Wifi
Exclusions
Airfare
Travel Insurance
Primary Language
English
Age Min.
17
Age Max
24
Application Fee
$0.00
Deposit
$400.00
Starting Price
$11,750.00
Currency
USD
Price Details
Visas for all countries; All in-country land transport and travel (not flights); All accommodation; All meals; All Spanish language classes, activities, excursions, entry fees and adventure travel as described in the itinerary; Service learning projects in conservation and community development; Informal lectures from resident experts on history, culture, development issues; Experienced Pacific Discovery Program Instructors and local guides; Online image library for your program.

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Pacific Discovery gap year, semester and summer programs are experiential education programs, suitable for high school graduates, university students and recent graduates, developed with a focus on six core components: educational travel, service learning, cultural and language immersion, sustainable adventure travel, outdoors and wilderness exploration,

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