Safe arrival

The South America group has arrived safely in Quito! We received word that they landed, were picked up from the airport, and are now settling into their hostel in Quito.… Read More

And they’re off!

The South America group is all together for the first time! They’ve all arrived safely to LAX, checked in for their flight to Quito and are heading through security. They… Read More

Adventure Awaits

Hola, Amigos! Greetings from Carpe Diem Headquarters in Portland, Oregon. We are happily preparing for our upcoming semester together in South America. As we connect with our local contacts in… Read More

Nos despidimos

Dear our 12 incredible students, family and friends, It is Rebecca and Doug (otherwise known as Douglito y Rebequita). As we wrap up our final moments together here in South… Read More


This past week, our group went on a yoga retreat just outside of Cusco at a place called Inbound Yoga. When we arrived, we were met by Chaitanya, our meditation… Read More

Gettin´ WaVy

“Swoosh” ; the sound of the waves crashing against the shore of Lobitos as the Inti group awakened for the first time in Peru. This week the group worked with… Read More

Junin and Otavalo

¡Adios Ecuador! After a great stay in Pucará, getting to know the local community & natural environment, and planting enough trees to offset the carbon footprint of our carbon footprint… Read More

Pucará blog and pics

“This is one of the prettiest places I’ve ever been” – Hollyn ¡Bienvenidos a Pucará! For the past 5 days, we’ve been spending our time in the beautiful subtropical climate… Read More

Peguche Part 2

Thursday, October 13th, officially marks the one month anniversary of our group’s journey. Similar to the rest of the week we began the day with Spanish class from nine to… Read More


We arrived in the small town of Peguche on Monday after a full day of travel from the Amazon. The group was greeted by Lorena whom we met in Banos… Read More

The Amazon

We arrived here on Sunday evening after a long travel day. We were dropped off by the Arajuno Bridge and then took a motorized canoe (which was pretty awesome) to… Read More