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
It was a life-changing experience that gave me time to really come to realize what things are important to me and what I want my priorities to be. Stewart Sarris, Southwest Semester alum. The 50-day Southwest Leadership Semester journeys through mountains,... READ MORE
“The Outward Bound experience is worthy in and of itself. The lessons and experience can provide the seeds of a wisdom that may – in the long run – outgrow one’s college experience. The introspection and confidence one takes from... READ MORE
Learn the benefits of completing an AmeriCorps term and how to use your Education Award or 529 Plan to continue your outdoor education with Outward Bound. Each year, 40,000 students enter the Outward Bound field. Led by the industry’s best... READ MORE
Empirical and anecdotal data confirm* what Outward Bound suspected all along: the gap year experience is a powerful thing. Situated in that crucial period between high school and the freshman year of college, or between undergraduate and graduate degrees, Gap Year... READ MORE
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