Expedition Education Institute
Do you want to be an Ecological Leader, to become deeply rooted in the natural world and in your own power to make change and create a better, more resilient world?
Organized as the equivalent to a semester abroad, Expedition Education Institute offers a unique opportunity for gap year participants to be personally transformed and academically challenged and supported to become better and more self-directed life-long learners.
An expedition semester combines the best of liberal arts education, leadership training, transformative experiential learning and cultural immersion.
Participants experience the U.S. from multiple perspectives as an expedition travels through a bioregion meeting with inspiring and intriguing individuals, groups, tribes, and organizations all while living and camping outside and fully immersed in an intentional learning community.
This expedition model has a 40+ year legacy of transforming and inspiring high school, gap year, college, and post-grad participants.
Program Location(s): Domestic U.S.-based – Adirondacks through Appalachia to the Gulf Coast (Energy and Climate Justice), Southeast to the Mid-Atlantic (Sustainable Food and Farming), Pacific Northwest (Economy, Ecology, and Community), Southwest (Energy Issues and Climate Justice; Resilience in the Desert)