Carpe Diem Education

3-month semester and year-long Gap Year programs abroad

Portland, Oregon

United States

About Carpe Diem Education

We’re redefining what it means to embark on an impactful Gap Year abroad, by upholding:

Community: it permeates every part of our culture—from our core groups on semester to our extended Carpe Diem family, we make it a priority to support and engage with all layers of community.

Small groups: we cap our program groups to 10-12 students for a reason: we care about our students’ well-being. Two Overseas Educators lead each small group in order to provide individualized mentorship and ensure safety.

Accessibility: our affordable programs and substantial scholarships allow us to stand behind our commitment to accessible and inclusive Gap Year experiences.

Leadership: as one of the first organizations to be accredited by the Gap Year Association in 2014, we continue to spearhead industry-wide best practices in field leadership, safety standards, and organizational integrity.

We envision a global community that uses business as a force for good. We continue to uphold ourselves to a high standard of environmental performance, accountability, and transparency, and believe this ethos directly—and positively—impacts our headquarters, the sacred environment in which our students learn from, and our layers of community.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

December 2017

Company Score

Median Score*



The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.



The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.



The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).



The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.



The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

Overall B Score

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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