program design and structure
Unique to Arc is that many of our programs are run in collaboration with local educational and service organizations. This allows for a high level of emergency preparedness, as on-the-ground coordinators can have the greatest understanding of local emergency procedures.
staff experience and training
Arc staff are multi-talented, qualified professionals with extensive experience and training in international travel, safety and emergency procedures. All staff are first aid and CPR certified, and many hold advanced training certificates such as Wilderness First Responder or EMT.
Most programs maintain a 5:1 student to staff ratio. Our staff travel with the students full-time and are available 24 hours a day. Most excursions are done as a whole group. Student exploration in small groups, without a staff member, is allowed only in approved locations.
All programs are equipped with an emergency cell or satellite phone, and staff keep in regular contact with the Arc Florida office.
From our pre-trip information packets to our safety briefings to work project orientations and tool training, students have the opportunity to learn how one can travel and volunteer safe abroad.