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Earn up to $5000 per year in scholarship funding from Carpe Diem Education. Through our partnership with Portland State University, students can complete up to 18 quarter credits during their semester.
Trek to the sprawling Incan ruins at Machu Picchu and try your hand at bartering in the indigenous markets of Otavalo. Discover traditional music, hike near the surrounding lakes and waterfalls, and visit the traditional market in Peguche. Spend time in Peru's Sacred Valley studying yoga, meditation, and ayurveda from local teachers.
Live with local families, experience traditional, rural Ecuadorian life, and learn about the political issues affecting communities in the cloud forest community of Morochos.
Learn about natural building, sustainable agriculture, and organic coffee farming in small communities on the Ecuadorian coast. Participate in Spanish classes and help in the local schools of Baños with arts and English teaching.
Through small groups of no more than 13 students, you will experiment with leadership roles, self-awareness, and purpose.
- Small Group / One-on-One Spanish
- Trek to Machu Picchu
- Volunteer and learn about sustainable agriculture and biodiversity in the Amazon
- Live with Indigenous Homestays
- Study the Impacts of Globalization through Service Learning
Carpe Diem Education Scholarships
Carpe Diem Education awards $30,000 annually to support diversity and inclusion in its programs. The Access Scholarship provides up to $5,000 for a gap year semester or full-year experience. The Inclusion Scholarship offers up to $2,000 for a gap year semester. The Carpe Mundi Scholarship is for Portland-based students. Grants are mostly need-based, and applications open in January.