- Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
- Destinations: India
- 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
Discover the incredible depth and diversity of India through a semester with Carpe Diem.
Witness how spirituality is infused in the daily lives of the people, whether visiting a Hindu temple or hearing the call to prayer; chatting with a Buddhist monk or volunteering in the kitchens at the holiest of Sikh pilgrimage sites, the Golden Temple. Spend a week in a yoga retreat along the banks of the Ganga River, learning the fundamentals of yogic philosophy and practice.
Embrace the opportunity to serve at Mother Teresa's Home for the Destitute and Dying; support efforts in offsetting climate change by working with Sadhana forest or Dharmalaya Institute for Compassionate Living; experience authentic India culture through homestays in different regions of this vast country. Be challenged and inspired with a 4-day trek in the Himalaya.
On this semester you will gain valuable insight into different systems of spirituality, learn about methods of addressing climate change, enhance self-awareness, and develop a deeper sense of purpose.
Semester Highlights Include:
Learn about different systems of Spirituality & Religion
Volunteer and serve with Mother Teresa house
Enjoy a meditation and Yoga retreat on the banks of the Ganga River
Experience authentic Indian life through immersive homestays
Trek in the Himalaya