Pai – an unexpectedly magical place written by Ashton, Thailand Summer 19

I’m sitting in Art in Chai, a cafe in Pai, reflecting on my time spent in the most beautiful, groovy city I’ve ever been. I feel like this town was built for me and has been waiting for me to stumble upon it. Down every street you can find a small bar or cafe with live music and an inviting atmosphere. There is a hostel… Read more

Instructor Intro: Sarah Harvey

Meet Sarah Hi all! I’m really looking forward to meeting you all on your New Zealand Australia Fall Program! I just wanted to share a little bit about me, so you feel you know me a little better before we meet in September! My name is Sarah and I have a deep love for the outdoors. This love stems from my early years growing up… Read more

Instructor intro: Chris Briggs

Meet Chris Hi, I’m Chris., a tanned, 5 “11, crunchy-peanut-butter-devouring lad, currently living below the Bass Strait (Tasmania).  I originally grew up aboard a yacht and skipped pre-primary for the beautiful waters and island life of Hinchinbrook. My parents exposed and planted within me a deep love for the outdoors at an early age. After eventually heading back to mainland life in Western Australia; surfing,… Read more

Instructor intro: Sophia Allen

Meet Sophia Hello everyone! My name is Sophia, but you can call me Soph. I’m tremendously excited to journey with you this fall (or spring in the Southern Hemisphere)  in the Australia/New Zealand Program.  I love exploring our beautiful world and connecting with different cultures. I am originally from the lush Appalachian Mountains of the United States but I have lived in Southeast Asia, the… Read more

Instructor Intro: Gabrielle Jolly

Hi everyone! My name is Gabrielle, or Gabby for short. I am super excited to join you on this big adventure to South East Asia this Fall! I’m originally from Vancouver, Canada (the great white north eh?) and spent most of my childhood next to the mountains and the ocean. The outdoors has always been a passion of mine, closely followed by travelling. I have spent most… Read more

Instructor Intro: Nick Houghton

Meet Nick G’day and Kia ora everyone 🙂 Hello and welcome everyone to the 2019 Australia and New Zealand Fall Program, wooo! Very shortly you will all depart on an amazing program starting in a beautiful and sunny Brisbane and finish in a very nice and cool Christchurch in New Zealand! My name is Nicholas, but please feel free to call me Nick. I have… Read more

Instructor Intro: Alex Malcolm

Meet Alex Kia Ora Team, My name is Alex and I will be one of your instructors for your New Zealand Australia fall semester program Group 2. I am super excited to spend the up coming 10 weeks with y’all sharing some epic adventures. I’m originally from New Zealand but grew up in Vanuatu (ask me where that is when you meet me 😊). My… Read more

Instructor Intro: Caleb Lovell

Meet Caleb Hello! My name is Caleb, and I will be one of your instructors joining you as we embark on the adventures of a lifetime next month on your Fall Nepal and Tibet Gap Year Semester Program! I am very stoked to meet each of you and begin this journey together.  I wanted to take some time to introduce myself and share a little… Read more

Instructor Intro: Devin Perno

Meet Devin Namaste Nepal and Tibet family! Welcome to the adventure in the Himalayas. My name is Devin and I will be one of your instructors for our upcoming learning adventure, the Nepal and Tibet Semester and Gap Year Program! I am super excited to start this program and share some wonderful experiences with you around some of the tallest peaks in the world. I… Read more

“How I view the world”, Thailand Summer Program Reflection

When viewing the world, people think in terms of opposites categories such as good versus evil, exotic versus mundane, or east versus west. However, the world is never as simple as one versus another. Exposing this false dichotomy has been a theme throughout our travels in Thailand. However, it was most evident and apparent to me at our meditation retreat. While speaking with the monk… Read more