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Fall courses for college-aged students enrolling now! Choose from our Gap Year/Semester, Instructor Development and Pathfinder expeditions.
WHY OUTWARD BOUND? The ideal off-campus learning experience, Gap Year and Semester courses push students to hone leadership and group management skills and build personal autonomy and confidence – skills they'll need for success in the community and the world. Read About The Top 7 Reasons ...
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Summer's not over yet, right? There's still time to read a title or two from Outward Bound's recommended summer reading list for 2015. Take a look to find books not on your average summer reading list!
Outward Bound staff from across the U.S. have put together a summer reading list for the outdoor enthusiasts, adventure seekers and courageous spirits.
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From the Colorado Rockies, to Joshua Tree and the Ecuadorian Andes - a first-hand account of an 81-day leadership semester with Colorado Outward Bound School.
From the Colorado Rockies to Joshua Tree, to Moab and then Ecuador, take a look into the components of the 81-day Rockies to Ecuador Leadership Semester.
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"50 days. I had no idea that 50 days with Outward Bound – living, traveling and learning in the wilderness – would change my life in so many ways." - See more at:
Outward Bound describes the 50-day Instructor Development course as an “outdoor tour de force” along California’s 400-mile Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.
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We know how to practice it, but what about when to use it? Today's Outward Bound Course Memory: The When of Compassion.
Read about our Director of Digital Marketing Kim Young, and her experience on a Florida Outward Bound Course as she faces challenges she never considered.
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If you went on an adults Outward Bound course (30+) we want to hear about your experience. Fill out a short survey and you could be featured on our national blog. If we use your story, we will send you an Outward Bound t-shirt.
Your submissions will be used to create a blog post that highlights Outward Bound expeditions for adults and the life-changing and positive outcomes of course for those 30 years and older
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A gap year sounds fantastic, right? But may seem out of reach. Here's how to make it happen!
Deciding on a Gap Year program was the easy part, making it happen can be more challenging. We've listed out 8 steps to turn your dream into a reality.
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“I chose Outward Bound because their programs offer a lot of emotional and personal skill development. Outward Bound’s approach is very deliberately focused on the non-cognitive skills – which I knew would do more for my future than a program that just improved technical skills.” Read more.
Looking for a gap year program where you can develop technical and leadership skills? Read about one semester course alum's experience with Outward Bound.
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Is a gap year experience right for you? What is a gap year? Find out by reading our latest blog post.
The best Gap Year programs teach skills that transfer into real world successes, whether in school or a career. Find out which program is right for you.
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We end our Course Memories blog series by highlighting one of the most important components of an Outward Bound course, the Instructor.
Outward Bound's director of Analytics, Brian Pacini explains how the Instructors taught leadership skills during his adult renewal rafting expedition.
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"We must not slide into complacency about summer learning loss. Instead, let’s ensure that all kids move forward, in the summer and year-round."
Lack of access to summer learning is part of a year-round cycle that contributes to the achievement gap between kids from high- and low-income households.
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Outward Bound is a non-profit organization that serves people of all ages and backgrounds through challenging learning expeditions that focus on character development, leadership and service. Find more info at www.outwardbound.org.