The History of Atlas Life

We have a rich history of supporting young adults through international GAP year programs! 

GAP Year Programing

Atlas Life founders started actively using international cultural immersion, service, and exploration trips with the intention of personal growth in 2009. 
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Where Have We Been?

Atlas Life students have spent time in Portugal, Italy, Spain, South Africa, Nepal, Peru, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Guatemala, and more.  

Before COVID-19, Atlas Life was named Pacia LIfe Europe and was based in Cascais, just outside of the city of Lisbon, Portugal. Lisbon and Porto are often found in the top cities in the world to visit by Trip Advisor, US News, etc. The area is rich in history, education, beauty, arts, adventure, and relaxation!
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Pacia Life Europe


What Did Student's Experience?

Pacia Life Europe offered cultural immersion, educational services for both high school and college students, health, fitness, sailing, surfing, scuba diving, clinical therapy, and support if needed, excursion trips to other cities in Portugal, Spain and beyond.


Pacia Life has locations in Salt Lake City and Boston and have been coaching young adults since 2013.


Today, Pacia Life has grown into an international organization servicing young adult needs of all types and backgrounds. Pacia Life was founded on a desire to not only see every young adult survive but to thrive.


Pacia Life is the perfect opportunity and experience for those students that might respond well to a higher level of staff support.