Carpe Diem Education | Central America Semester: Sustainability & Spanish Immersion

    Carpe Diem Education | Central America Semester: Sustainability & Spanish Immersion


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Destinations: Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Credit Awarded: College
    • Program Length: Semester
    • Start Month: February, September
    • Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
    • Selective: No
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 17, 18, 19+, 19
    • Housing: Homestay, Other, Tents
    • Application Fee: $100
    • Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
    • Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Payment Terms
    • Minimum Cost: $10,000 - $20,000
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    Learn about Sustainability and immerse yourself in Spanish language over the course of Carpe Diem's Central America semester.

    You will have the opportunity to explore complex issues of sustainability through a variety of conservation projects and educational experiences. Learn about endangered marine life while getting an Open Water SCUBA certification in Roatan, and help protect natural coastlines and turtle nesting sites while working with marine biologists.

    We strive to make sustainability projects real by partnering with communities and organizations that are pioneering responsible and innovative ways to approach sustainable development.

    Students immerse themselves in the Spanish language by living with host families and studying in one-on-one or small-group classes periodically throughout the program. Students will also use their Spanish to explore cross-cultural understanding with partner organizations during volunteer projects, as well as have opportunities to speak Spanish with local communities every day!

    Semester Highlights Include:

    Learn about permaculture and sustainability while working on an organic farm

    Spanish Immersion

    SCUBA Certification

    Spiritual Retreat


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