The educational, adventure, and service opportunities available on an Arc program are as diverse as the countries through which we travel. Whether you are looking to learn marine science while diving on the reefs, develop language skills while exploring beijing, or understand and preserve the natural beauty of the Galapagos being part of an Arc team will be the experience of a lifetime.
|british virgin islands | Tropical marine science
Conduct research on coral reefs and sea turtles. Earn scuba certifications and learn underwater photography while exploring the wonders of the British Virgin Islands. It's an unforgettable academic adventure set aboard a sailing catamaran that becomes home, classroom and lab.Caribbean Leeward Islands | Leadership
Experience the customs and culture of the Caribbean Leeward Islands as you and your team pilot a 90-ft schooner from the British Virgin Islands to Antigua. Scuba and Sailing certification and a 3-credit leadership course are included.Mediterranean | Classics
Follow in the wake of the hero Odysseus, the adventurer Jason and the poet Homer. Sail the Aegean and Mediterranean, studying the classics aboard a classroom without whiteboards and boundaries, the 112-ft, two-masted staysail schooner Argo. It's an academic adventure that will forever change the way you see academics, the world... and yourself.
|mediterranean | leadership
Departing from Rome aboard our 112-ft classic schooner, you and your team will pilot the vessel to ports of call in Italy, France, Monaco, Sardinia and Corsica. Culture, history, sailing certification and a 3-credit leadership course are included.china | language
Improve your Mandarin language skills and understanding of the Chinese culture while attending a language school, performing service work with orphans and touring the Forbidden City, the Great Wall and Xi'an, home of the Terra Cotta Warriors.ecuador & galapagos | Service
With two programs to choose from, students can select to earn either 40 or 100 service hours. Ecuador Activities include snorkeling with sea lions, rafting, Andean hiking & Amazon exploration. Both trips aid the increasingly important conservation efforts of the Galapagos National Park Service.