How to Apply

Ready to submit your application with Arcos Journeys Abroad? Follow the steps below and you will be well on your way to a life-changing study abroad experience!


  • Meet the age requirement of the program of choice. For most programs, the minimum age is 14 years old at the start of the program. Some programs may require a minimum age of 15.

  • Individuals 18 years of age may participate in the programs as long as they are in high school or have recently graduated.

  • Meet the physical fitness levels that some programs (Active Discovery & Wellness) have attached to them.

  • A non-refundable $200 program deposit is required to reserve your place in the program.

  • This amount goes towards your program price (it is not an additional fee).

  • Should you not be accepted into the program the deposit is refunded.

  • Your acceptance is not confirmed until the deposit has been received and your eligibility has been reviewed.

What Happens Next in the Application Process?

  • Once Arcos Journeys Abroad confirms by email that your application was received, a member of our staff will call you and your parents to confirm your application and make sure any questions are answered.

  • Complete all the program forms and submit all the required documents (signed program contract, passport scan, etc.) by the program deadlines.

  • Submit your final payment by the payment deadline for your program.


  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

  • Apply early to reserve your spot! Arcos Journeys Abroad programs fill up before our application deadlines. Once a program is full, we will create a "Waitlist". Arcos reserves the right to change our deadlines for programs that have a Waitlist.

  • All applications and materials are due by the Application Deadline.

Application Deadline:

8 weeks prior to program start date

Payment Deadline:

6 weeks prior to program start date