“What surprised me the most? I think how much I had changed. I was expecting to learn and grow, but I never imagined to what extent. I feel like my whole world changed after India, like I finally had all the power in my hands to make my life what I had always dreamed it would be. I guess part of me always thought that what I really wanted in life wasn’t possible, that it was too far from the norm. After my trip in India, I felt like I could actually work toward my goals and dreams and that it would actually be possible.” . - Emily, India Latitudes Year ‘18-‘19. . Applications for Fall 2019 group semesters and Latitudes Year are open! Limited space remains. Link in bio. . #seizethejourney #naturallynomadic #carpediemeducation #carpemundi #india #adventure #travel #studyabroad #gapyear #classof2019 @carpemundipdx ... See MoreSee Less
"Three minutes can only share the smallest sliver of insight into the depth of what I experienced during my 3 months traveling through Morocco and Spain with Carpe Diem Education. It doesn’t show the awe of being treated like family in homestays where we couldn’t even speak the same language, or the tears in my eyes as I watched the sun setting from a mountain village, feeling for certain as though I was in a dream and not this breathtaking reality. It doesn’t show the laughter shared with friends I made, from the Rayah team to locals to fellow travelers at hostels and volunteer placements. It doesn’t show the 35 lb bag I hauled around for 3 months, or the weight of all the goodbyes we had to carry along the way. It doesn’t show the hard days where all I wanted to do was be home, or the realizations that came out of those challenges. I learned so much more than I thought possible during these three months, and I know the people I met, the obstacles I overcame, and the things I experienced will forever be accredited to helping shape me into the person I want to become. Live authentically, and never stop pushing yourself to grow and learn everyday."
#fbf to hanging out with Menzie the wallaby (a.k.a. the resident “house dog”) at Sheoak Ridge Nature Reserve in the rainforests of northeast Australia. We miss you, Menzie! . Still a couple spots left on the Fall 2019 Environmental Conservation and Leadership program in the South Pacific. Apply now to reserve your spot! . #seizethejourney #naturallynomadic #carpediemeducation #australia #newzealand #fiji #environment #conservation #wallaby #adventure #travel #studyabroad #gapyear #classof2019 ... See MoreSee Less