Application Process

We're excited to receive your application!

We actively encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds including race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and economic status. To read more about our commitment to inclusion, check out Our Approach and our Access and Inclusion Scholarships.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until three weeks prior to the program start date. Our Summer programs tend to reach capacity in mid-Spring, our Fall programs tend to reach capacity in mid-June and Spring programs usually reach capacity in mid-December. Once programs are full students will either be placed on a waiting list or, if desired, offered a space on a different program pending availability.

Please Note: Southeast Asia & India programs - applications are accepted until 5 weeks prior to start date due to Visa requirements.

We're excited to have you begin your journey with Carpe Diem.

COVID-19 Vaccination

 

Beginning in Fall 2021, all students who are enrolled in a Carpe Diem program involving international travel will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 at least two weeks prior to the program start date. Students will be required to submit proof of vaccination to Carpe Diem at least two weeks prior to the program start date.

Here's what you need to do to apply:

  1. Read the Essential Eligibility Criteria and Carpe Diem Student Policies (see below)
  2. Complete your online application; the application is broken into two parts which are explained below
  3. When parts one and two have been received, we will be ready to move forward with your interview. We will be in touch with you within two business days of receiving your completed application to schedule your interview

In part one of the application, you will be asked to select your first and second choice program, provide your personal information and answer a number of multiple choice questions. It shouldn’t take more than 10-15 minutes. You will also be asked to pay the non-refundable application fee.

Your spot on your first choice program is not guaranteed until successful completion of the enrollment process and applications will be considered in the order they are received.

Once you have submitted part one of your application, you will receive a link via email to complete part two of the application. We ask that you complete part two within seven days. Part two includes a few short answer questions and a basic medical review.

When parts one and two have been received, we will be ready to move forward with your interview. We will be in touch with you within two business days to schedule your interview.

Application Fee

  • A non-refundable application fee ($125 for Latitudes, $100 for Summer & Semester), paid online via Visa/MC/Discover, is required to submit your application.

Technology Policy Update

 
Carpe Diem has had a no wifi device policy on our programs for over ten years. We made the intentional decision to adjust our technology policy starting in Spring 2021. This is something we had been carefully considering for some time and we feel that we are uniquely positioned to support our students and their families in developing healthier relationships with technology. We also hope to support students in staying in touch with their communities back home, in learning to travel more sustainably by avoiding the purchase of additional technology (such as non-wifi music players or cameras), and to learn how to travel safely and responsibly while using their phone.

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Please read and review the Essential Eligibility Criteria and Carpe Diem Student Policies before you apply. These policies are designed to keep you and your GROUP safe so that you are able to get the most out of experience.