When participating in an ARCC program, we ask that students travel on our coordinated group flights. Our group flights are the beginning of your journey and the time when students first meet and begin to develop friendships with each other. We handle all of your international flight details, including booking, cancellations, day of travel logistics, and flight change requests. Having a group booking ensures that we have enough seats for all students to travel together with their ARCC instructors. The benefit of these group flight contracts is that in the event of airline-initiated itinerary changes, the group does not get separated.
Students from the United States are still responsible for arranging their own travel to the international group flight departure city. These airports most commonly include Miami International Airport (MIA), Dulles International Airport (IAD), Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC), Kona International Airport (KOA), or Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), depending on flight availability.
Participants incur a separate airfare fee, which covers the group international flights. Airfare fees will appear on your program invoice, but you are also welcome to call the ARCC office to get an estimation based on early itinerary quotes and anticipated travel costs.
The following is simply an estimate of what you might expect to pay for your gap semester airfare. This amount is based on prior years, but changes every year:
- Western U.S. – $330
- Hawaii – $300
- Centro-Caribbean – $1800
- East Africa – $1800
- Himalaya – $1900
- Pacific Islands – $2700
- Southeast Asia – $1800
- South America – $1800