Broadreach College, Raleigh:
Broadreach College offers accredited summer courses abroad for college students in locations including the Caribbean, Latin America, South Africa & many more. Located in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina and backed by nineteen years of experience in running educational programs for thousands of young adults, Broadreach College combines the finest elements of experiential learning, traditional classroom learning and service learning with international travel and cultural exchange to provide extraordinary expeditions and study abroad opportunities. Our most popular programs include ecology and conservation, marine sciences, language & culture programs, wilderness & outdoor leadership.
Summer Programs in:
Marine Resource Management
Join us to scuba dive and study the Caribbean’s marine reserves, designed to safeguard endangered marine resources while simultaneously allowing for their sustainable use and support of local economies. After two weeks on the island of Saba, live-aboard a 50-foot yacht for a week and travel to Statia and St. Barts.
Sea Turtle Ecology and Conservation
Travel to the spectacular Caribbean coast of Costa Rica to learn about endangered sea turtles and assist in research and protection efforts. Then snorkel in the blue waters off the Pacific coast with these magnificent creatures and a wealth of marine mammals.
Marine Mammal Ecology
Study awe-inspiring whales, sea lions, seals and dolphins in their natural habitats on this extraordinary marine mammal ecology expedition to Vancouver Island. Learn and work alongside professional scientists, sea kayak remote waters with breathtaking vistas, see incredible wildlife and explore quaint fishing villages.
Shark Behavior and Conservation
Observe and study sharks up close in a controlled setting at the Shark Reef Marine Reserve (SRMR) on the spectacular shores of Fiji. Learn about the biology, behavior, history and future prospects of these formidable creatures that are now in danger of extinction. Collect data for ongoing shark research and conservation efforts and immerse yourself in the distinctive Fijian culture.
Tropical Marine Biology
Discover the wonders of the underwater realm on an unforgettable tropical marine biology voyage through the Leeward Islands. Under the guidance of marine biologists, learn everything from oceanography to marine ecology while exploring the unparalleled diversity of ecosystems found in the Caribbean’s world renowned marine parks including fringing and artificial reefs, dramatic pinnacles and sheer walls.
Spanish Language and Culture
Experience Ecuador on this exciting expedition that immerses you in the country’s culture and language. Build conversational Spanish language skills experientially as you hike the ancient Inca Trail, explore historic colonial towns, live with local families and work on a community service project with Habitat for Humanity.
French Language and Creole Clture
With the perfect blend of French language immersion, cultural exploration, action-packed adventure and community service, this trip is an unforgettable summer experience. Discover a unique fusion of French and Creole influences in this slice of France nestled in the heart of the Caribbean’s French West Indies. You’ll find Guadeloupe provides a great alternative location for language studies.
Chinese Language and History
This remarkable language and cultural immersion adventure takes us from the expansive plains to the majestic Himalayas, from modern metropolises to ancient villages to discover a vibrant and distinctive cultural tapestry. Explore Beijing, the Great Wall, the Yunnan Province and Tiger Leaping Gorge. Along the way, learn basic conversational Chinese, a language spoken by over 1/5 of the world’s people.
Primate Behavior and Conservation – Costa Rica & Panama
Travel to the wilds of Costa Rica and Panama to learn about New World monkeys and how to help protect them from extinction. Study primate ecology in lush Costa Rican rainforests and participate in ongoing monkey research on a tropical island on Panama’s coast. Then return to Costa Rica to work alongside local organizations and scientists on animal rehabilitation, reforestation, conservation and education efforts.
African Wildlife Conservation – South Africa
This one-of-a-kind expedition takes you to the majestic wilderness of South Africa to study and assist with efforts to conserve, protect and increase threatened African wildlife populations. See lions, zebras, rhinos and elephants in their natural habitats while working, exploring and learning alongside conservationists, researchers and veterinarians. Explore Kruger National Park and live at the SanWild Wildlife Sanctuary.
We also offer a Curse in
* Tropical Ecology and Biodiversity
Leadership and Professional Development:
Sailing and Leadership
Learn basic seamanship, Navigation and passage planning as you sail five hundred nautical miles among the incredibly diverse leeward and windward islands of the Caribbean. Earn your IYT International Crew, Radio Operator and Barebat Skipper Certifications as you hone your leadership skills on this once in a lifetime sailing journey.
PADI Divemaster and Leadership
Hone your scuba skills as you earn the PADI professional rating of Divemaster. Explore the beauty of the French and Dutch Caribbean above the water and below. Expand youe knowledge of dive theory and experience the magic of St Barth's reefs, Saba's underwater walls and pinnacles and Statia's world famous shipwrecks.
Wilderness First Responder and Leadership
Lay the foundation for a career in the outdoors by earning your Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certificate and mastering outdoor leadership skills. Travel to Honduras, where in addition to wilderness medicine, you'll learn outdoor leadership skills while rafting, kayaking and hiking in Central America's natural playground.
We also provide a Course in
* PADI Instructor Development
All academic courses are accredited through Lesley University. You can earn 3-4 credits per course. Lesley is a diverse, coeducational university based in Cambridge, MA, with learning sites in 23 states and in Israel. All Lesley University students integrate significant "hands-on" internships throughout all four years of study as a fundamental component of their undergraduate experience.
Students receive their grades, credits and transcripts from Lesley University and can easily transfer credit to their home institution. As our University of Record, Lesley does a full academic review of our courses, syllabi and professors. Our interdisciplinary approach to education combines the best of traditional academic, experiential and service learning, while taking students out of the classroom and into the real world environment. To maximize the experience, we intertwine our studies with practical applications in the natural environments and cultural framework of the places we travel.