- Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
- Destinations: Argentina, Australia, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Fiji, Ghana, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Laos, Madagascar, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United States, Vietnam, Nepal, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Honduras, Uganda, Dominican Republic, Galapagos Islands, Malawi, Multiple Locations
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Credit Awarded: College
- Program Length: Academic Year
- Start Month: September
- Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
- Selective: No
- Gender: Coed
- Ages: 17, 18, 19+, 19
- Housing: Dorm, Homestay, Hotel, Other, Tents
- Application Fee: $125
- Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
- Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Payment Terms
- Minimum Cost: > $20,000
Choose one of our 3-month group semesters during the fall (India, South Pacific, Italy & Greece, Central America, South America, Southeast Asia, Spain & Morocco), followed by a 3-month focused volunteer placement (FVP) in the spring.
During your focused volunteer placement, you will commit to a local community through extensive service—independently or with a 2-to-3 student cohort. With reputable contacts in over 20 countries, where to go is up to you! Receive one-on-one mentorship from your Latitudes Director to help you select a volunteer placement that inspires you.
Get scuba certified while protecting coral reefs in Southern Thailand. Learn about wildlife conservation while working with animals in Belize. The best part of it all? You can earn up to 36 quarter college credits—all while connecting with communities across the globe and participating in meaningful volunteering, adventure, and cultural exchange.
Latitudes Year Highlights Include:
Carpe Diem group semester of your choice in the fall
Independent Volunteer Placement in the spring
3-Day Orientation in Portland, OR
Choice to Volunteer in More Than 20 Countries
Explore your interests on a deeper level and build your resumé with volunteer experience