From 30 days to 85 days, from mountaineering to dog sledding to swimming with dolphins, Outward Bound courses offer opportunities for you to develop real-world decision making, group management and leadership skills in spectacular settings that will challenge and inspire you.
Students benefit from working with rigorously trained and motivated instructors who are specialists in their chosen field. Students participate in a progression of experiences that begin with skill building, advance to increasingly complex decision making and culminate with real leadership.
Students emerge from Outward Bound courses with leadership skills, an improved ability to solve problems, to resolve conflicts effectively, to communicate confidently and with a desire to actively engage in service to others.
LEARN BY DOING
Gain real-world knowledge. Build self confidence. Redefine what “service” means to you. This is the place to master technical outdoor skills. To explore exotic places and remote wilderness locales. And to learn alongside the best instructors in the industry. With a focus on hands-on leadership training and an unwavering commitment to excellence, our Semester courses prepare students aged 18-30 for future success. With options that span the globe, these expeditions are far more than stamps in a passport; they are once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunities.
Semester Courses Less Talking, More Doing. Our accredited expeditions are ideal for gap year students or students seeking a challenging and formative experience for their off-campus semester. You will travel as a group in remote, rugged settings that will broaden your view on the world while building your skills in teamwork and leadership.
These courses are not appropriate for students who are adjudicated (court mandated) or who need therapeutic support.
Leading The Way In Experiential Education For 50 Years. Our certified and highly trained instructors bring passion and experience to the field. Their expert guidance through the methodology of Outward Bound ensures that every day on course follows the progression so learning, practice, leadership and fun are ever-present, no matter the setting.
|Tarn Udall, Course Director and Semester Instructor. Utah|
|"After completing a semester course, students have formed lifelong friendships, explored a broad range of educational topics, made lasting memories, mastered technical skills, and discovered their incredible potential as leaders and individuals. When students leave course, they have a deep connection to the landscapes they explored and more importantly, they have developed a sense of place in their own lives, as the directors of their actions and as the leaders in their communities."|
|Brian Ahearn, Semester Proctor/Instructor. Maine|
|"Semesters are my favorite wilderness expeditions because they are long and difficult. Students are challenged in new and different ways and as a result the rewards are greater than they ever imagined. When I talk with students, whether it's on bow-watch in the Florida Keys or in a remote Panamanian village or through email years after we were on course together, I can see positive change and growth taking place and how the Outward Bound experience is making a difference in their lives."
|John Wood, Semester Instructor. North Carolina|
|"Every Outward Bound course builds self confidence and teaches the skills you need to tackle any challenge, its on the longer courses that we have the time to not just learn these lessons but live them. When students come home from one of our longer courses they have real world challenges waiting for them like college, work, and being part of a family or community. Course is not a way to escape these things but a way to prepare for them."
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