- South Africa
- Cape Town
- Mossel Bay
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Join us for an exciting three week adventure to the “Rainbow Nation” of South Africa. Tour Cape Town, a vibrant city known for its rich culture and stunning natural beauty. Engage with local organizations and communities and learn about the complex history and contemporary challenges facing the city. Hike to the top of the cloud-shrouded Table Mountain National Park and explore a landscape unlike any other in the world and see panoramic views of Cape Town and the surrounding area. Learn about the history of South Africa and the apartheid era with a tour of Robben Island; this former prison, where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 18 years, is now a museum and a powerful reminder of South Africa’s tumultuous past. Assist with a wildlife conservation project focused on protecting endangered white rhinos. Tour the Cape of Good Hope, a rugged and beautiful area known for its stunning coastline and wildlife, drive along the world-famous Garden Route, and catch a wave at Muizenberg Beach.
ARCC is committed to increasing accessibility for our programs and supporting socioeconomic diversity within our community. ARCC’s Voyagers Scholarship provides up to five scholarship opportunities per semester to students who identify within the BIPOC community. These scholarships can range anywhere from $5,000-$8,000, and also includes gear lending and mentorship support throughout the gap year experience. The Voyagers Scholarship can also be combined with ARCC Financial Aid. If you are interested in applying, please reach out to email@example.com.
During our interview process, we have open communication with students and families about the support ARCC instructors are able to provide students while on program. For students needing some additional support, we ask them to complete a “Plan of Action” with their at home support system. These plans may include additional information about communication/support preferences, coping strategies, and/or specific requirements to encourage the student to engage with the program effectively. Once on the program, our instructors will periodically check in individually with each student, help the student stay accountable to their Plan of Action, and provide general support to all participants.
Whenever possible (determined by specific location and program - ie. infrastructure, access to specific health care facilities, dietary options available, etc), we have successfully assisted students with anaphylactic allergies, chronic medical conditions, and other accommodations on programs. We recommend that you reach out with specific concerns to your Gap Director to find the right fit for you.
- Help Local Wildlife Conservationists as They Work to Protect the Critically Endangered White Rhinoceros
- Hike to the Top of Iconic Table Mountain, One of the “Seven Wonders of the Natural World”
- Tour Robben Island Prison, a Poignant Reminder of South Africa’s Tumultuous Past and Apartheid History
- Visit the Vibrant Neighborhoods and Markets of Cape Town and Learn About Its Rich Cultural History
- 15 Hours of Community Service
ARCC Gap Financial Support
A gap year is something that we hope to make accessible for all students and ARCC works to level the playing field so that all applicants may have a successful opportunity for education, travel, growth, and self-discovery post-high school. We strive to uphold these pillars of our organization through a variety of means. Each year ARCC Gap awards financial aid to support students who would otherwise be unable to cover the full cost of tuition. Additionally, ARCC is committed to increasing accessibility for our programs and supporting socioeconomic diversity within our community. ARCC’s Voyagers Scholarship provides up to five scholarship opportunities per semester to students who identify within the BIPOC community. These scholarships can range anywhere from $5,000-$8,000, and also includes gear lending and mentorship support throughout the gap year experience. The Voyagers Scholarship can also be combined with ARCC Financial Aid