A gap year is the perfect opportunity to expand your horizons, experience new cultures, stretch your comfort zone, and satisfy curiousities before settling down to study or begin a career. Outward Bound offers many gap year opportunities, in the U.S.... READ MORE
So you’re thinking about a gap year. Some time to experience the bigger world before settling into college or a career. A gap year can mean travel abroad, cultural exchange, an opportunity to backpack, volunteer, satisfy curiosities, experience new places,... 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
Imagine 50 days spent on an Outward Bound course in the Pacific Northwest. No doubt you see yourself summiting rain-drenched peaks and kayaking across the glassy water of a bay in an inland sea. Perhaps you even imagine yourself sharing stories... READ MORE
Over the past 50 years in the United States, Outward Bound has had more than 1 million students experience life-changing wilderness expeditions. While the number alone is impressive, the most meaningful reasons to spend your summer with Outward Bound come straight... 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
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