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The ARCC Programs experience is best told through our past students and their parents. We receive countless emails, letters, and phone calls from students and parents telling us about their incredible ARCC experience; each one represents a student whose life has changed by traveling with ARCC. We are thrilled to share their comments.

“I have been to many places, but this is the most life changing experience I have ever had.”

— Robert P., Morganville, NJ, ARCC Student


“The best decision I have ever made was to attend an ARCC Costa Rica trip. I gained tons of new experiences and friends that will last a lifetime.”

— Chris S., New York, NY, ARCC Student


“My son came home feeling more empowered, and that he had really contributed to something worthwhile. He loved the teaching, and helping the family dig the trench. He was very impressed with their work ethic, and I think he learned a lot from that. Thank you for being the highlight of my son’s summer.”

— Parent of Wesley M., San Rafael, CA


“It was a very positive growth experience for Laura! I/we feel that the has become more confident and independent; the sense of accomplishment from having done the trip is something that I think makes her proud. When she stepped off the plane, she already seemed older!”

— Parent of Laura V., S. Burlington, VT


“She had an amazing trip and it helped her see how fortunate she is and recognized the needs of others. She formed close friendships with the group.”

— Parent of Margaret M., Atlanta, GA


“You can tell ARCC has been around for years by how well I was prepared for my trip and how well my guides knew the area.”

— Andrew C., Greenbrae, CA, ARCC Student


“Tristan thrived during his first experience away from home. He felt comfortable and safe with the leaders and the group. He was challenged and stimulated by the program. He learned a lot about Costa Rican culture, enjoyed meeting Costa Rican people, felt good about helping with the community service projects, and had a lot of fun rafting and surfing.”

— Parent of Tristan S., Germantown, NY


“This trip is amazing!”

— Tristan S., Red Hook, NY, ARCC Student


“Stella had a great time, she learned a lot about the culture and wildlife of Costa Rica. She used her language skills and helped people which made her very happy.”

— Parent of Stella Von S., Brooklyn, NY


“Even though my daughter had been to Costa Rica with our family, it was an amazing adventure to travel on her own and be responsible for herself!”

— Parent of Elizabeth C., New Canaan, CT


“ARCC is super safe, fun, well-planned and makes you feel so comfortable!”

— Grace E., Minneapolis, MN, ARCC Student


“The people you meet on this trip make you open your eyes and you become part of a strong, bonded family.”

— Luis C., Westport, CT, ARCC Student


“It’s a trustworthy and reliable company. We have no regrets sending our daughter on a trip under their supervision. A summer well spent!”

— Parent of Ankita S., Danville, CA


“Best summer of my life!”

— Stella Von S., Brooklyn, NY, ARCC Student


“Isabel had the most amazing time on the trip. She made wonderful friends, loved the group leaders, and was emotionally moved by the community service projects.”

— Parent of Isabel Z., Sea Cliff, NY


“Margo said the best part of her program was the day she collected tickets at the soup kitchen and got to talk to everyone who came through the door.”

— Parent of Margo S., Bala Cynwyd, PA


“I don’t know how I survived without my child for two weeks but I did so mostly because every time we talked or I read the blogs, saw the photos, she was so happy!”

— Parent of Shayli K., Deerfield, IL


“On this program, I have met people from all over, with whom I will keep in touch with for years.”

— Ethan M., Summit, NJ


“An amazing experience; I met life long friends.”

— Margo S., Bala Cynwyd, PA


“I think Tyler has had a great accomplishment, going on his own, experiencing a much rougher form of vacation than he’s ever experienced but it was so successful for him that I think he’s gained greater confidence and independence.”

— Parent of Tyler O., Pleasantville, NY


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