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American Field Study Intercultural Programs

American Field Study is an international volunteer exchange network committed to peace through international exchange.
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AmeriCorps NCCC

The National Civilian Community Corps is a 10 month intensive service program. Participants are put into teams of ten to twelve and do service projects around the region designated to their team.
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Ancient Pathways

Ancient Pathways is a 3 month long survival skills program from August 31st to November 1st. It takes place the wilderness of the Southwestern United States. The program is comprised of 7 week-long topics and a final independent project during which students will be taught by archeologists, Native American elders and craftspeople.
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Andeo International Homestays

This program takes a student to a foreign country for 4 or 12+ weeks to learn the native language, stay with a host family and experience a new culture. Locations offered are Spain, Mexico, Central and South America, Germany, Japan, France and Italy.
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Audubon Expedition Institute Gap Year Program

This year long program educates students about environmental issues and ecology in an academically rigorous curriculum. The campus is mobile, with students traveling around areas of the US, Canada, and New Mexico during the semester.
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Brethren Volunteer Service

A volunteer service focusing on social issues and poverty . Must be 21 years or older for international volunteering.
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Carpe Diem Education

Carpe Diem is a 7-month study abroad program comprised of a group semester and an independent internship semester. International studies take place in on of these locations, progressing through several cities or countries: Africa, Australia, Central America, South America, Southeast Asia or India.
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CIEE

CIEE offers a Gap year or semester abroad. The program includes a home stay, language immersion and either an English teaching internship or community service. Locations are Tokyo-Japan, Shanghai-China, Valparaiso-Chile, Santiago-Dominican Republic, Rennes-France and Seville-Spain.
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City Year

City Year is a year long service program in large cities, teaching school students and working for the community. Some locations are: Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Miami, New York, Philadelphia and Seattle. Also offered is a program in South Africa.
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Dynamy

The Dynamy program takes place over a semester or two semesters and includes an full time 9-week internship, a wilderness expedition and community service. It is located in Worcester, Massachusetts.
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Global Citizen Year

Our mission is to prepare a new generation of Americans to provide innovative and effective leadership to address the global challenges of the 21st century.
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Global Routes

In Global Routes, students volunteer as teachers in a rural area of a foreign country, teaching English, math, science or environmental education. They are housed by host families in Costa Rica, India, Tanzania, Ghana, Peru or Thailand. Program lasts 8 or 12 weeks.
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Global Quest

Global Quest takes GAP Year students to Ecuador or Thailand for 12 weeks for a semester of travel and language immersion. Students also take four courses: History and Culture; Environmental Studies and Natural History; Leadership and Community Studies; and an Individual Inquiry Project.
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Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a volunteer organization that builds homes to eliminate homelessness and poverty. Projects are available both locally and internationally.
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Intern Exchange International

This program offers month long internships in London for many areas of concentration. Students live in dorms with a program Director where food is also provided. The program is open for ages 16-18.
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Leap Now

Leap Now is a year long program consisting of a 3 month groups study and travel adventure, a 3 month solo internship and four 2 week long retreats. Locations are India or Latin America.
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National Outdoor Leadership School

An outdoor education program that focuses on leadership skills and individual growth through learning wilderness survival skills.
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Outward Bound

Outward Bound is an adventure-education organization that offers many short courses and several longer courses of wilderness expedition, from 2-day trips to 81-day semesters. It focuses on developing teamwork skills and self-esteem through the context of the wilderness.
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Pendle Hill

Friends Council Affiliate Member

Thinking of taking a year off before college to explore next steps? Join Pendle Hill's multigenerational community for a term or a year. With support from gifted teachers and a caring community, take time to discern how best to use these next important years of your life.

Max Rennebohm, now at Swarthmore College, says: "Two terms at Pendle Hill before my freshman year gave me greater courage to follow my heart, a better understanding of who I am, and clearer intentions for my college experience." For more information on Pendle Hill's Resident Program and the possibility of a gap year at Pendle Hill, contact Darlene Walker at dwalker@pendlehill.org or x161, (800) 742-3150, or visit www.pendlehill.org. Scholarships are available.

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