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Adventures Cross-Country Announces Youth Travel/Service Programs In 21 Countries For Summer 2014

Adventures Cross-Country
(ARCC - a leading provider of domestic and international student travel with a purpose, announces that its 2014 catalog of international travel/service opportunities for grades 7 through 12 is out and can be requested online at:

Adventures Cross-Country's 50-page catalog details Community Service, Language Immersion and Multi-Sport programs in 21 countries on six continents for youth seeking a summer service learning experience, all while exploring cultures and communities off the beaten path. The full catalog in a digital version can also be viewed online at

A new China Language, Service and Cultural Immersion adventure is offered July 1-14, 2014. It features 20 hours of classes in Mandarin instruction held in Beijing and in Yunnan Province, as well as time assisting a construction project in a rural Chinese community, teaching children at local schools, a home stay with a Chinese family in a traditional village and trekking the Great Wall of China. The per-student tuition is $3,995, exclusive of international air. See:

Another program featuring student service is ARCC's Cambodia and Vietnam Service - Project Clean Water which combines constructing bio-sand water filters and installing them in rural homes, teaching English at an orphanage in rural Cambodia, sailing a traditional "junk" on Halong Bay, retracing the history of the Khmer Rouge era in Phnom Penh, and discovering the food and culture of Hanoi's old quarter. The per student rate for this June 28-July 13, 2014 departure is $3,995. See:

In South America students focus on helping communities lead healthier lives by participating in the Peru Service - Clean Stove Project. Students on this program collaborate directly with families of traditional Quechua communities. Together, students and villagers build stove platforms, add brick foundations and install stoves and ceramic chimneys to create a healthier smoke-free indoor environment. Machu Picchu, teaching English at a primary school, whitewater rafting and walking in the footsteps of the Incas in the Sacred Valley are some of the additional experiences of the June 28-July 11, 2014 program at $4,195 per student. See:

Helping to implement clean energy (solar) and water catchment systems in rural homes engages students on a July 7-31, 2014 Africa Service program in Kenya and Tanzania. Enjoying a safari in Masai Mara National Park, snorkeling in the waters of Zanzibar and assisting teachers in a primary school are also included in the 25-day program. Per student tuition is $6,795 for the program. See:

In addition to summer programs, Adventures Cross-Country also offers ARCC Gap programs that are 90 day experiential fall semesters in Africa, Asia and Latin America for post-high school students.  Gap programs offer an educational and cultural bridge between high school and college.  The ARCC Gap semesters are an opportunity to live, work, learn and explore some of the greatest classrooms on earth before heading off to college.  See:
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