- Costa Rica
- United States of America
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Program tuition includes a 3-day orientation in Portland, Oregon in January, 1-on-1 mentorship from a Latitudes Advisor, a customized Focused Volunteer Placement, $2800 project contribution towards the second semester FVP, access to 36 PSU credits, and international travel insurance for the duration of the program. International airfare estimated at $3,400 – $5,600 for the year.
Earn up to $5000 per year in scholarship funding from Carpe Diem Education. Payment plans are also available. Through our partnership with Portland State University, students can complete up to 18 quarter credits per semester.
Choose one of our 3-month group semesters during the fall (India, South Pacific, Central America, South America, Southeast Asia, Spain & Morocco, Italy & Greece, Hawai'i, US Borderlands), followed by a 3-month focused volunteer placement (FVP) in the spring.
On your focused volunteer placement, commit to a local community through extensive service—independently or with a 2-to-3 student cohort. With reputable contacts in over 20 countries, where to go is up to you! Receive one-on-one mentorship from your Latitudes Director to help you select a volunteer placement that inspires you.
Get scuba certified while protecting coral reefs in Southern Thailand. Learn about wildlife conservation while working with animals in Belize. The best part of it all? You can earn up to 36 college credits—all while connecting with communities across the globe and participating in meaningful volunteering, adventure, and cultural exchange.
- Group Semester on ANY Carpe Diem Group Semester
- Independent Volunteer Semester
- 3-Day Orientation in Portland, OR
- Chance to Volunteer in One of More Than 20 Countries
- Experiment with a Career Before College
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.