A Journey of Discovery.
Look beyond the horizon.
Our programs are designed to safely challenge every student. Through service, travel, community and cultural exchange – our students receive a unique and personal insight into themselves and the cultures they live within. Our Overseas Educators are trained to facilitate personal growth and learning within the structure of an academic semester. This combination has proven to be the best way to open the eyes of Carpe Diem students to the various perspectives of the people and environments across the world. We challenge our students by consciously teaching them how to be better group leaders and better self-leaders – and how to safely travel independently anywhere in the world.
LATITUDES YEAR PROGRAM
Latitudes Year is Carpe Diem’s most comprehensive program. Choose any of our 12-week group semesters during the Fall, followed by a customized 12-week Independent Spring Semester in the region of your choosing. Strengthen your independence and personal leadership skills in the context of our global community. Gain life-enriching experience by volunteering your time and focusing on personal goals through immersion in a local NGO, nonprofit, or other organization during the second semester. Engage with a local community and acquire practical skills, all while having fun, discovering more about yourself, and redefining your next step in this journey called life.
Our programs open the eyes of young adults and help them learn more about themselves by learning more about the world. Our students come from all backgrounds and have many different reasons for wanting to attend an international study abroad program; however, they have a few very important things in common – they all want to grow and experience the world. We believe that “Passion is a better predictor of success than IQ will ever be” and strive to help each student strengthen their understanding of passionate living.
Carpe Diem Education custom programs enable universities and other groups to customize short-term, immersive experiences. Using our extensive network of international contacts, partners, and on-the-ground experience, we are able to create highly intentional programs based on your desired learning outcomes and programmatic goals.
On a custom program, you might explore issues around social justice, what “fair trade” or “direct trade” really means and how it affects local communities, global warming, and leadership in a globalized world. From developing itineraries and managing logistics to providing safety and security measures and skilled emergency response, we can support your program from start to finish.