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American Conservatory Theater


American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) is the Tony Award-winning nonprofit theater in San Francisco. Founded in 1965 by William Ball, A.C.T. continues to be the premier theater in the San Francisco Bay Area for actors to push themselves further, explore their craft, and grow as artists. Through our Conservatory training programs, A.C.T. is committed to forging the artists of tomorrow, with a lifelong investment in theater.

Located in the heart of San Francisco, A.C.T. was the first theater not affiliated with a US college or university to be accredited to award a Master of Fine Arts degree. We have since expanded our Conservatory training to offer accredited short-term and long-term program options for aspiring or working actors and performers.

Danny GloverAnnette BeningDenzel WashingtonBrie LarsonDarren Criss, and Anika Noni Rose are among the Conservatory’s distinguished former students who now have renowned careers in theater, film, and television. With our commitment to excellence in actor training and to engaging the relationship between training, performance, citizen artistry, and audience, the A.C.T. Conservatory has moved to the forefront of America’s theater schools and artistic community. Change your life and change the world with A.C.T.’s Conservatory training.

Intercultura Costa Rica – Spanish & Volunteering

With Intercultura Costa Rica´s Gap Year Program, you will learn or enhance your Spanish and live with a local family, followed by work experience as a volunteer at one of our cooperating NGOs. You will become fluent in the language, and get to know both city and rural / beach areas of Costa Rica by studying at our two unique and custom-built campuses, You will work 25-40 hours per week in a non-profit in an area of your choice and deepen your language skills. You can choose between social care, teaching, wildlife or conservation projects or combine several placements throughout your stay.



Visitoz is a Working Holiday programme which guarantees well paid jobs for young people from more than 70 countries of the world. The work is all in rural areas and jobs could be in teaching, child care, housekeeping, farm work, animal care, hospitality, tourism, nursing, construction and a mixture of all of any of them (the participant chooses). We meet participants at Brisbane Airport on a Thursday morning and they spend four days getting over jetlag by the beach and this is the time to meet all their new friends. The following Monday they travel to the Training farm where they learn everything to be useful in a rural environment, whatever job they will decide to do. They ride horses and motorbikes, drive tractors, use chainsaws and do fencing tasks, work with cattle and build and repair fences. They learn life skills such as how to change a wheel on a vehicle. On their 9th day they travel to the job of their choice. After three or four months work the money is burning a hole in their pocket (paid at the award wage and food & accommodation is provided) so that they have to go to spend it – with their new friends they go to the coast and the cities and ‘play’ sailing, diving, surfing, bungy jumping and sunbathing and taking tours. Just before they run out of money we ask them to call us again and they get another job – so that, in their year out, they can work and play their way around Australia without hassles.

Lirom Global Education

Lirom Global Education is proud to invite graduating high school seniors and rising freshmen (ages 17-19) to the 2015 Gap Year / Semester experience. Spend a semester or full year in Israel and earn college credits! This revolutionary Academic Gap Year program will let you explore Israel, make friends from Israel and all over the world and have a once in a lifetime experience! With three alternative starting dates, dozens of classes, two different tracks and so many exciting opportunities, we’re sure you will love the Lirom Global Education Academic Gap Year experience!

African Conservation Experience

African Conservation Experience has been organizing experiential volunteer opportunities for fifteen years. With projects in South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe – ACE is one of the most experienced volunteer organizations in Africa. Volunteer placements provide sustainable and ethical opportunities for gap year, university students and mature volunteers. By volunteering with ACE you will be a part of real world widlfie conservation while making a critical contribution to work being done by local organizations while gaining valuable hands-on experience.

Outward Bound Costa Rica

Program Type:
Community Service/Volunteering
Environmental/Outdoor Programs
Language Studies
Outdoor Adventure/Training
Postgraduate Year
Cultural Studies

The Experiment in International Living

Experiment programs begin at the airport (for all programs except Mexico and Vermont Governor’s Institute) and US based students are expected to take the group flight. If you are unable for some reason to take the group flight, please contact admissions immediately to discuss your options. Please note any US student traveling independently must be dropped off and picked up in country by a parent/guardian. Alternate arrangements may result in additional fees. There is a $250 inconvenience fee for traveling independently from the group. Please note: If you’re applying for financial aid, you cannot make alternate travel arrangements.

Participants who receive financial assistance from The Experiment are required to travel internationally with the group. If you have any questions about international group travel, please contact admissions at experiment@worldlearning.org.



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