Exploring Delhi and Jaipur

Greetings from the Shanti Group! We are pleased to report that we have had a great first week in India, full of new sights, sounds and warm connections with our local hosts. After nearly 48 hours of airplane and airport time, we hit the ground running with two full days of orientation in Delhi. Highlights included: exploring the beautiful Lodhi gardens with tombs from the 14th and 15th century, tasting… Read More

Inti Group Check-ins

My time in Quito so far has been very interesting thus far. I love observing the architecture and the local’s behavior. I think we’ve all learned a lot everyday we’ve been here. This includes a lot about ourselves, the members of our group, and the city and culture here in Quito. My habits have really changed since we’ve been here. This includes what I do in the morning, what I’ve… Read More

Sabai Scavenger Hunt Check-ins

Hello from Thailand, Audrey, Joe, and Paulina here, It has been an amazing four days or orientation, eating some amazing food, learning everything we will need to know for how to be travelers instead of tourists. Tomorrow we head out to our homestays, and we are really looking forward to that. Thailand is full of good vibes, and even better food!! These past few days have been a blast! Besides… Read More

Shanti Scavenger Hunt Check-ins

We started our journey in the market, the first thing we found was food for the other group members for the long train ride. Once we gathered snacks and fed ourselves with some Gongala. We found a convenience store across the street food place that sold toilet paper for 15 rupees. When interacting with the store clerk we noticed he spoke decent English and with the addition of his age… Read More

Hongi Scavenger Hunt Check-ins

Rasheed and I are writing from an internet cafe in Sigatoka whilst on a scavenger hunt exploring the city. Our group has thoroughly enjoyed getting to know each other in our own mini paradise at the Tubakula Beach Bungalows as well as doing orientation and getting excited for the next three months. We have got to go check off the rest of our list, but all is well from the… Read More

Walkabout Scavenger Hunt Check-ins

Hello family and loved ones! This is Mikhaila and Noah filling you all in on the highlights of our trip so far. Our first 4 days were spent in Raglan taking part in orientation where we really got to know everyone in this walkabout group. On the final full day in Raglan, Dan and Natalie gave us the opportunity and freedom to walk around downtown Ragland and the surrounding area… Read More

Shanti Group Safe in New Delhi!

Dear Shanti Friends and Family: The Shanti group has landed safely in Delhi and have settled into their accommodation. It was a long journey, having a brief layover in Hong Kong and a few hours in Singapore. The group is healthy, happy, more than a little tired, and are looking forward to a good night’s sleep. The group will begin Orientation activities tomorrow, and will begin exploring the myriad sites,… Read More

Sabai has arrived

Greetings friends and family The Sabai group landed safely in Chiang Mai, Thailand on September 13th. The group had a short layover in Hong Kong, and have arrived happy and a bit tired. The group will now make their way to the East side of Chiang Mai city to their orientation accommodation. After some food and a nap, the group will begin their Orientation. Once complete, the Sabai crew will… Read More

Safe arrival in Fiji!

After a long journey, we’re happy to report that the HONGI crew has arrived in Fiji! They are settling in to their hostel and diving into orientation. They are already enjoying getting to know one another and excited for all the adventures to come. Stay tuned, as in the coming days they will start to post their own updates. We look forward to following along on their journey!… Read More

Salaam has arrived!

Greetings friends and family The Salaam group landed safely in Malaga, Spain on September 12th. The crew was in good spirits and made their way to a hotel in Malaga for their first day. They will begin their Orientation soon (probably after a nap and some food) and will begin to get oriented to their new surroundings. Here’s to a great beginning Salaam!… Read More

MAYA group has arrived safely

After their overnight flight, we’re happy to report that the MAYA group has arrived in Guatemala. They are en route to their hostel where they are looking forward to having breakfast and diving into their orientation. They are enjoying getting to know one another and looking forward to these next three months of exploration, learning, and adventure! Stay tuned, as they will start to post their own updates here in… Read More

Maya is together at LAX!

Dear Maya family and friends, We wanted to update you and let you know that the Fall 2019 Central America group has arrived and united at LAX. The group will go through security and then dive into a few introduction and orientation activities led by their Overseas Educators, Rachael and Matt. The group will then embark on their flight to Guatemala and we will update you once they have arrived… Read More

Shanti Group: Together in San Francisco!

Dear Shanti Friends and Family: We wanted to update you and let you know that the entire Shanti group has safely arrived at SFO airport. The group will go through security and then dive into a few introduction and orientation activities led by their Overseas Educators, Rebecca and Peter. The group will then embark on their long flight across the Pacific Ocean, en route to Delhi, India! We will provide… Read More

Walkabout is together at the airport!

Greetings, Family and Friends of the Carpe Diem Fall 2019 Walkabout group: We are happy to inform you that the Walkabout group is united and already beginning to get to know one another at the SFO international airport. The group will be meeting one student in New Zealand! They have quite a journey ahead of them, with an overnight flight to Auckland, New Zealand, however, they seem to be a… Read More