ARCC has been offering programs for young adults since 1983. ARCC Gap Semesters are an opportunity to live and learn in some of the greatest classrooms on earth. Our semester programs take students on a journey of discovery of local peoples, places, cultures and ideas through project-based learning, rich cultural immersion, personal reflection and exhilarating adventure.
ARCC Gap Semesters have a vibrant educational foundation complementing each and every destination and highlighting regional topics that are directly linked to global issues. Each ARCC Semester weaves together a curriculum comprising five global themes: Public Health, Literacy & Education, Urbanization and the Movement of People, Environment & Conservation, and Microfinance & Economic Growth. Through delving into these themes students have the opportunity to explore future aspirations in a tangible hands-on manner.
ARCC Gap Programs focus on personal growth in a small group setting of no more than 12 students in an engaging, goal-driven, and leadership focused environment.
Program Locations: International — East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda), Asia (China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand), Himalayas (Nepal and India), Latin America (Costa Rica, Ecuador, the Galapagos, and Peru), New Frontiers (Patagonia and Cuba), Pacific Islands (Sumatra, Bali and Fiji)
College Credit, Scholarships & Financial Aid Available