“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
“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or... 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
No one knows more about the power of an Outward Bound course than our amazing instructors. Check out this blog post written by Diane Sternberg, an instructor on the Florida leg of Outward Bound’s Minnesota to Florida Spring Semester. Read... 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
Maybe you already know Outward Bound. Maybe you know what it feels like to leave a mountaineering course or a sailing course and go home more self-confident than when you came. Maybe you have mounted all the peaks and summits... READ MORE
My wife and I moved to Japan two years ago. We are constantly bewildered by the regular city-wide announcements over the ubiquitous loudspeaker systems. About a month ago, when the sirens came on all over town and I could just... READ MORE
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