Outward Bound Instructors are students, too. Not just in a ‘good teachers are also always learning from their students’ kind of way. We actively place ourselves in a learning role where we can be students. It’s not always easy. But,... READ MORE
With the support of your Instructors and crewmates, Outward Bound will teach you to thrive in challenging situations and help prepare you for a life of adventure, leadership and above all, compassion towards others. When else will you spend three months... READ MORE
From the lush and rolling Blue Ridge Mountains, to the exotic depths of central and south Florida, to the steep and glaciated peaks of Patagonia, students on the Blue Ridge Mountains to Florida and Patagonia Leadership Semester spend 72 days honing leadership skills, practicing compassion, building... READ MORE
We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Spencer Gordon, a recent Outward Bound graduate who completed the Patagonia to Florida and Blue Ridge Mountains Leadership Semester this past April. Spencer had decided to take a semester to study abroad while... READ MORE
When you ask an Outward Bound Instructor the difference between our 7-day courses and our 30 to 85-day courses, they light up. While all Outward Bound expeditions teach the core values of compassion, integrity, excellence, inclusion and diversity, students on longer... READ MORE
Whether it’s traveling from the Colorado Rockies to Ecuador; Florida Keys to Brazil; or from the Blue Ridge Mountains to Patagonia, Outward Bound semester courses take students deep into the earth’s most fascinating places. From volcanoes that create warm water just perfect for... READ MORE
“Gap year experiences invariably serve to develop some of the non-cognitive skills that current research are showing predict success better than IQ: motivation, optimism, grit, and conscientiousness.” – American Gap Association Long associated with privilege, procrastination and blissful wanderlust, the... READ MORE
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