With a group of like-minded peers, you’ll wind your way through sovereign nations in Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico as well as Sonora, Mexico. Throughout these months of travel, you will often be learning by giving—whether by helping build a natural cob home from earth and straw, harvesting crops, herding sheep, chopping firewood, or collaborating on construction projects.
Through a program design that values reciprocity, Carpe Diem Education strives to build meaningful relationships with the many gracious hosts along your journey. It entails an on-the-ground curriculum, which also involves hiking, camping and engaging discussion. It invites you to discover deeper truths about yourself and the national context in which you live to form a new perspective on what “America” means to you.
Surrounding you constantly will be the beauty of the southwest region, including the Grand Canyon, Canyon de Chelly, the San Juan Rive, and Monument Valley.
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Scholarships and tuition reductions are available on a case by case basis. All students can receive a full semester of college credit from Portland State University, credits are an additional $1100 (*note, you will not be in a classroom at all!).