Carpe Diem programs are designed to safely challenge every student. Through service, travel, community and cultural exchange – our students receive a unique and personal insight into themselves and the cultures they live within. While travelling within a small group setting through unique regions of the world, Carpe Diem students engage in opportunities for growth and hands-on learning within the structure of a 3-month academic semester. For those looking for a full year experience, Carpe Diem’s 8-month Latitudes Program combines the group travel semester with a specialized focused volunteer placement.
In addition to our experiential based programming, Carpe Diem is proud to offer a wide range of college courses through our local partnership with Portland State University. We believe that this integrative approach to learning engages the mind, body, and spirit of our students, while providing opportunities to cultivate their passions and strengths.
College Credit and Financial Aid is available through Portland State University.
Program Location(s): International- Central America: (Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Honduras), East Africa: (Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda), India: (Northern Plains and Himalayas), Indigenous America: (Southwest U.S., Hopi, Zuni, Tohono O’odham Nations, Northern Mexico), South America: (Peru & Ecuador), Southeast Asia: (Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam), South Pacific: (Australia, New Zealand, Fiji), and Latitudes Year: (Regional Semester + Focused Volunteer Placement)