“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
“I decided to take an Outward Bound semester between high school and college. I was attracted to the range of challenges I had never faced before, giving me experiences and the opportunity to learn more about myself and others. I also... READ MORE
Nadia Lubeznik is an alumna of a 50 day Northwest Wilderness Instructors Course, and subsequently, has worked as an Outward Bound instructor at Northwest Outward Bound School, Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, and Outward Bound Australia over the last six... READ MORE
Officially dubbed the Rockies to Ecuador International Leadership Semester, this course packs a punch in ways you don’t see coming. In true Outward Bound tradition, the hardships and challenges on this course are considerable, but the rewards are plenty. At... READ MORE
One of my most enjoyable Thanksgivings was spent in the backcountry. I was a student on a semester course. We were in the Canyonlands of Southeast Utah; pretty much spending most of our days looking for water. Just a few... READ MORE
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