Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.-Robert Frost Oregon Instructor Development alum Alisa Koyama was not born into the field of outdoor education. She did not... 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
Each year, 40,000 students enter the Outward Bound field. Led by the industry’s best outdoor professionals, Outward Bound students live and travel in the wilderness, conduct service projects, and learn to work closely with a group of individuals – all... 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
A few days ago, we featured Outward Bound alum Ben Gager, who had just completed an 81-day Outward Bound semester course that took him from the Colorado Rockies, through the canyons of Utah, through the deserts of California, all the... READ MORE
Ben Gager was a highly active, outdoor-loving college freshmen with an interest in sociology when he started to have doubts about where his school work was taking him. Rather than waste time and money on a degree he wasn’t certain... READ MORE
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