Innovative gap year programs
Carpe Diem Education offers expertly designed gap year programs to 5 continents and 18 countries around the world.
We provide students an opportunity to explore some of the most fascinating regions on Earth, each offering a unique culturally immersive experience. Through educational curriculum designed to challenge perspectives, enrich cross-cultural understanding, and inspire personal growth, students reignite their passion for learning. View our online program catalog here!
Our Semester Programs
Immersive 3 month group semester programs.
Our Latitudes Year Program
An immersive 3 month group semester followed
by an in-depth individual Focused Volunteer Placement.
ratio of OEs to students
no more than 12 students per program
of students participate in
our Latitudes year program
of students earned
college credit during
the '18-'19 school year
of students received
Federal Financial Aid during
the '18-'19 school year
of students received a
scholarship during the
'18-'19 school year
Carpe Diem donates an average of $160,000 per year to our non-profit Carpe Mundi
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The Carpe Diem Experience
Carpe Diem inspires growth and transformation through culturally immersive gap year experiences. Our programs include:
Develop real-world knowledge and skills through active, hands-on learning and taking time for reflection.
Grow as an individual and as a community by living and learning with others.
Expand your perspective and enrich your world view by engaging with different cultures.
Our Program Components
All of our gap year programs include the following components:
Connect with others through shared goals and common purpose
Be informed by new and unique perspectives
Collaborate with community partners to do meaningful hands-on work.
Develop your language skills through instruction from native speakers
Build community and discover new ways of living
Practice your skills as you grow into a savvy international traveler
Take time to integrate and contextualize all that you have experienced
Get off the beaten path and discover some of the most beautiful places on earth
Engage in efforts to promote the well-being of the planet.
What Makes Us Unique
Our gap semester and Latitudes year programs combine hands-on learning, thematic studies, personal development, and reflective activities to diversify perspectives and inspire growth and transformation.
"I can say with confidence that my gap year has been the best year of my life."
"Hands down the most meaningful and powerful journey I’ve ever been on."