Looking for a gap year program?

You're in the right place! We're all about inspiring growth and transformation in students 17-22 through experiential education, community, and intercultural exchange during gap year travel. We offer a Latitudes Year and semester programs to 18 countries on 5 continents.

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Semester & Yearlong Programs

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Why Choose Carpe Diem?

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1 We offer the most accessible programs to the widest diversity of students.

2 Our programs are immersive, interactive, and culturally authentic.

3 Your health and well-being are our top priority.

4 You can earn 18-36 college credits and scholarships are available.

5 You’ll become a skilled and confident world traveler.

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About Our Programs

When participating in a Carpe Diem gap year program, students explore some of the most culturally and geographically diverse (and exciting!) regions of our planet.

Imagine engaging in forest and river conservation efforts in the Amazon Basin; studying indigenous perspectives in the hills of Northern Thailand; living with families and studying Arabic in the capital city of Morocco; scuba diving the coral reefs of Fiji.

Carpe Diem students journey to settings that fuel the imagination, stoke the fires of curiosity, and encourage growth and transformation.


An integral part of the Carpe Diem journey is the experience of community. Traveling with a group of like-minded individuals who share many similar interests and passions, students learn to share perspectives, build friendships, and challenge assumptions.

Living and traveling together has its challenges, and it’s important that each individual arrives with an open mind, ready to push comfort zones and find common ground. A thriving gap program community requires that students develop effective communication skills, practice patience and empathy, and proactively resolve conflict as it arises.

Through sharing experiences and overcoming challenges, students grow individually and collectively while exploring the world together.

Experiential Education

Every day, there will be new experiences and activities that enhance perspectives, inspire curiosity, and promote deeper understanding. Click here to learn more about our innovative approach to experiential education.