Introducing Program Instructor Jack: New Zealand & Australia Spring 2020

Hey, I'm jack from robin hood country England (Nottinghamshire)! I'm super excited to be leading the New Zealand & Australia Semester this Spring. I'm into everything outdoors, mostly hiking, climbing and mountain biking. At the moment I am loving spending lots of time in New Zealand - its so varied with such beautiful landscapes and friendly people. Travelling the world is amazing as it offers so many chances to take stock and remind ourselves of the wonders this pla... Read more

Introducing Program Instructor Caitlin: Southeast Asia Spring 2020

It is with great pleasure to introduce myself, team! I’m excited to be leading the Southeast Asia semester with Pacific Discovery for my third time. Currently I’m laying low for the holiday season, starting the thoughtful and relaxing process of packing light and started brushing up on the different languages we will be exposed to along the way.  I’ve spent over two years traveling in Asia; from Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan to Singapore and Malaysia. In all of my many trav... Read more

Introducing Program Instructor Paul: Southeast Asia Spring 2020

Sawasdee and xin chào! My name is Paul, and I’m going to be your guide through ten weeks of incredible travel in an amazing part of the world – Southeast Asia! We’ll be starting in Bangkok and making our way through Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia. We’ll cross rivers, islands, forests, caves, and a few massive cities. We’ll eat all kinds of delicious food as well: rice, noodles, curry, salads, fruit, and maybe some deep fried insects! I’m originally from Washingt... Read more

Introducing Program Instructor Chloe: New Zealand and Australia Group C Spring 2020

Hey guys I’m Chloe, I hail from Sydney, Australia where I my corporate job to follow something more personally fulfilling. My travels have landed me living in a van in Queenstown New Zealand. We will be lucky enough to visit both of these places over the two months we spend together. I can’t wait to show you my home countries.  I have a passion for travel and have spent most of my time finding amazing places to experience. I love spending time in the mountains skiing a... Read more

Introducing Program Instructor Sophia: New Zealand and Australia Group 3 Spring 2020

G’Day and Kia Ora!    Welcome to the Southern Hemisphere. My name is Sophia, but feel free to call me Soph. I will be one of your Instructors for Group C (the best team) in the Australia and New Zealand program.  I am originally from the Smoky Maintains in North Carolina, but I have been fortunate in the past decade to call many wonderful places in the world my home. Some of my favs have been Cusco Peru, Chiang Mai Thailand,  Grampians National Park in Australia, and a... Read more

Introducing Program Instructor Liz: New Zealand and Australia Group 1 Spring 2020

Hey Team, I am Liz, I am pumped to be adventuring with you for 70 days. I am a mountain enthusiast from Colorado USA. However, I have bounced around the past several years between Colorado and Germany playing and coaching professional softball. In addition to sports I love personal development, hiking, camping and anything that keeps me outside. I am counting down the days until it begins! I hope we all can bring an open mind to learning from each other and the abilit... Read more

Introducing Program Instructor Chris B: New Zealand Australia Group 1 Spring 2020

G’day I’m Chris and you and me are about to go an an ADVENTURE! In the coming months we will experience many things together: new places, new strange and wonderful foods like vegemite, unique smells like when we come out of the bush after a multi-day hike together… and most importantly the many highs and occasional lows we will share together over 70 days on the road! If I could give you one tip it would be to embrace the highs and don't dwell on the occasional lows. It... Read more

Introducing Program Instructor Amelia: Central America Spring 2020

Hi! Hello! My name is Amelia and I’m so excited to be your instructor for this upcoming semester in Central America! I look forward to getting to know each of you throughout the program, so here’s a little bit for you to get to know me: I grew up playing around on the beautiful rocks and mountains in Boulder, CO, USA, which sits right on the front range of the Rocky Mountains.  I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and du... Read more

Introducing Program Instructor Caitlin D: Central America Spring 2020

Buenas tardes a todos!  My name is Caitlin and I’m going to be one of your program instructors during our 10-week adventure throughout Central America. I was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts but I now spend most of my time outside the USA and feel most at home when I’m on the open road. I studied Spanish and Studio Art at Skidmore College in upstate New York and after spending my junior year studying in Spain, I can’t seem to get rid of this wanderlust. I’ve bee... Read more

Australia update

Australia is currently encountering one of the worst natural disasters ever experienced, with rampant bush fires spreading fiercely throughout many parts of the country. We are in awe of the strength of our Australian neighbours, who have shown resilience and perseverance over the last few months as they battle the flames. Amidst the devastation, there are countless courageous people working tirelessly to save homes, communities and wildlife. We are all praying for some ... Read more