Gap Semester

Program Details:
dates: Sep 15 - Dec 13
duration: 90 days
tuition: $13,500*
arrive: San Francisco
depart: San Francisco
*Airfare for international and in-country flights additional
Program Highlights:
Work with Community Agricultural Fair Trade Enterprise
Join Rangers in Efforts to Protect Endangered Rhinoceros
Live at East Africa’s First Free All-Female Secondary School
Whitewater Raft the Exhilarating Nile River
Safari and Search for Big Five in Masai Mara National Park
Join Born Free and Maasai People in Lion Conservation
Participate in a Community Improvement Project in the Kibera Slum
Earn SCUBA Certification in the Pristine Waters off of Zanzibar
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Gap Africa explores the majesty, cultures, and challenges of three East African nations: Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. We take advantage of our unparalleled access and gain a unique education on this fascinating expanse of Africa. Seeing the eager smiling faces in a Masai primary school while teaching English in an overcrowded classroom with limited school supplies, we feel the scarcity of education. Tromping through the equatorial rainforest with wildlife biologists, surveying habitat for endangered species, we witness the environmental struggle. Sitting down to interview leaders from an all woman's community co-op set up to bring personal and financial independence, we see a solution. Building a soccer field hand in hand with local players, converting an old dirt lot into a community centerpiece, we feel the power of service. Witnessing a family of elephants trek through the savanna of the Masai Mara at sunrise, we experience one of life’s unforgettable moments. Never again will you look at education in quite the same way!

“Taking a gap year with ARCC and getting a chance to work hands-on with the community gave me a sense of hope and made me feel like I was actually doing something to help.”
— Morgan Y., Gap Africa Student, Dedham, MA

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Adventures Cross-Country offers a variety of service learning and adventure opportunities around the world for teenagers. ARCC programs, which include community service adventures, language adventures, leadership adventures, and multisport adventures, provide middle school and high school students a rewarding and educational summer experience in a small group setting.

Adventures Cross-Country, for over 30 years a world leader in teenage community service, service learning, leadership and adventure programs, combines fun and educational activities with community service work, cultural immersion, adventure travel, and outdoor adventures.

International teen summer adventure camps include:

Activities on ARCC programs include: community service, service learning activities, leadership classes, surf camps, wilderness adventure programs, marine biology study, SCUBA diving adventure programs, , whitewater rafting adventures, safari, language immersion and more.

If you are a middle school or high school student or teenager looking to combine the best of teen summer travel and teen tour programs, join us on our summer adventure camps!

If you are a high school graduate and are considering travel abroad for a Gap Year combining service, adventure, language, education, culture, join us on our Gap Semesters in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. College Credit is available.

Adventures Cross-Country Gap Semesters take place in AsiaAfrica and South America, with each 90 day program traveling to numerous countries: