The Ark is committed to combatting human trafficking in our area. We provide clean, safe, and interactive housing for J1 Visa students travelling from all over the world. These students participate in the State Department’s Work and Travel Program and come to Panama City Beach to work at our local resorts and restaurants.
Their goal is to have a great American experience; however, these students are particularly susceptible to sex trafficking, poor living conditions, and unethical labor practices. We work with local agencies to not only keep our students safe, but to also provide a place of refuge for the victims of these circumstances. We provide a sober living facility where drinking is not allowed on campus, and smoking and vaping are only allowed in designated areas.