Here we are mid-way through 2020 and COVID-19 has brought our world to a standstill. So many of us have faced challenges. Many feel huge disappointment as plans have to be changed or cancelled. Maybe the end of your high school year ended in a fizz rather than a triumphant celebration. Maybe you did not even get to have graduation. And what comes next?
Your upcoming freshman or sophomore year of college might not be looking anything like you dreamed it would. If your college campus looks to be closed this Fall, you will be planning to study online at home. This is not the most exciting plan though on the back of lockdown if you are already bored and your family is driving each other a little crazy. Or your College campus is open, but social distancing means the social, fun event-filled calendar you had planned will not be happening. Maybe you were planning an epic global Gap Year adventure, but that too is looking difficult. It’s all a bit unbelievable, isn’t it?
What if we told you there was another option- a really great one? What if you can keep your college education on track AND be based somewhere beautiful with freedom to explore, study, and be surrounded with awesome like-minded people? It does actually exist in 2020! It is time to introduce you to an option we believe will give you the best Fall 2020 Semester you never knew you could have....
Get a quick overview or watch the most recent webinar, with our Admissions Director, for a comprehensive information session:
What we do
Discovery Campus runs campus programs around the world, for students who want to live and study in different regions of their own country, or in different countries & cultures in the world, without having to compromise their college study.
Why we do it
We believe todays student needs more from traditional college education. Life experience, purpose, passion, global citizenship, and skills for the real world outside of academic life.
How it works
Simply choose to do more, learn more, and grow more than everyone else. Then select a campus program and a campus co-curricular elective. Once studying, you can optionally participate in the excursion & activity schedule at the time.
Complete your own degree, at your own college, online. We will provide a remote workspace, resources, and dedicated teaching staff to support you individually.
Activity & Excursion Program
Pacific Discovery excels at providing engaging and exciting activities and excursions that allow for people to enjoy fun new experiences, but also immersive challenges that encourage self-reflection and personal growth. On Discovery Campus, the weekend and semester break activities will widen their perspective on the world, teach them about looking after our environment, and give them a well-needed break from study life with their campus friends.
• Comprehensive orientation & cultural induction
• Meals - self-catered, class-catered or provided
• Dedicated & supported study time
• Internet, study resources, workspace
• Core syllabus based on personal development
• Elective co-curricular programs
• Optional activity & excursion program
• 24/7 Pastoral care & Support
* Teaching assistant
* Experiential educator
* Campus hosts
• 24/7 Emergency assistance
Our selected Discovery Campus locations have been chosen by our Senior Management team based on their unique settings, as well as access to locations for Core syllabus, elective and excursions programs. Our locations are not urban areas or large centers. This allows for a more focused learning environment, as well as a safe haven from the stress of our modern world.
We have carefully chosen options that do not require air travel for our students. We hope this allows people who do not wish to travel by air, or cannot travel by air, to still have the opportunity for a life-changing experience. Many of us around the globe are guilty of not exploring the beautiful areas in our own backyard, this certainly is a chance to do so in a constructive and tailored scenario.
Our international options are for students looking for an exciting start to 2021!
Newland, North Carolina:
Do you wish you could get out into some woods, far away from hustle and bustle? Go as remote as you can and take over a summer camp while you complete your college courses online. Enjoy ropes courses and ziplines or push yourself further with rock climbing and hiking the 750 acres of beautiful Appalachian nature you can have all to yourself. Our North Carolina Campus has multiple mountain peaks and natural trails perfect for stargazing, nature photography and camping. You'll also have access to local fishing, caving, mountain bike riding and other mountain adventures. Don’t worry, it still has great WIFI so you can complete your classes!
The Big Island, Hawaii:
Come get that Aloha feel with this incredible domestic semester option! On our Hawaii Campus, you'll dive into some incredible culture while enjoying the best of both worlds, forest and beach combined! If you are ready to explore volcanoes and lava fields, hike to massive waterfalls in the tropical forest, and end the day with sunsets on the beach, this is for you! Maybe you want to pick up surfing, snorkeling, diving and never had the chance to stay long enough to master the skill. Why not learn the history of the Polynesian journey or how-to Hula dance. Come enjoy the waves, the sun, and marine wildlife while also maintaining your college grades.
Colorado Springs, Colorado:
Lake District, England
The beautiful Lake District has so much to offer for outdoor activities - hiking, climbing, biking.. all great stress-busting activities to help balance your college study life.
Available Jan 2021
The Highlands, Scotland
Mysterious moors, jagged mountain peaks, deep lochs, and towering sea cliffs set the scene. Fishing villages dot the countryside and medieval castles are waiting to be explored. Remote and beautiful, you'll be far from the craziness of our world so studying will be focused, but your downtime filled with magic shots for your 'gram.
Available Jan 2021
Widely known as the adventure capital of the world, the home of bungy jumping brings adventurers from all over the world. Mountains, rivers, chilled locals and a great local vibe around town. There is nowhere better in NZ to hang and take in the beautiful scenery. This is our home town and we can't wait to show you our favourite spots!
Available Jan 2021
Ancient rainforests, bush-covered mountains, white sand beaches and laid back chilled beachtown vibes - Byron Bay and surrounds are renown for music-loving hippies live alongside surfers and locals stopped McDonald's from setting up its golden arches. It's gotten busier over the years, but COVID-19 means this beautiful town is ready to welcome you and offer space and charm in spades. An iconic Aussie beach location for you to enjoy your campus experience.
Available Jan 2021
Mysterious, fascinating Africa. Maybe it was the sultry tones of David Attenborough's storytelling or Simba and his mates who convinced you, or the appeal of visiting the home of humanity - Africa is an incomparable destination. Our Khotso Campus is based at a horse trekking ranch in a beautiful area bordering on the inspiring Drakensburg mountains. There will be interactions with native wildlife, horse trekking and plenty to learn about and explore in the weekends.
Available Jan 2021