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New Unschool Adventures for 2016/2017

I’m proud to announce two new Unschool Adventures programs and one awesome partner program for the upcoming year and beyond:

  1. Real World Retreat 2016 (ages 16-20)
  2. Argentina Semester 2017 (ages 18-21)
  3. High Desert Center Gap Year 2016-7 (ages 17-23)

(Looking for something for participants under age 16? Keep your eyes peeled for a potential Fall 2016 writing retreat and/or international trip, to be announced in early 2016. Join the U.A. notification list to be the first to know.)


Real World Retreat 2016

May 12 – June 9, 2016

The Real World Retreat gives 16- to 20-year-olds the skills and confidence necessary to move out of their parents’ houses, support themselves financially, build community, and continue living a meaningful, learning-centered life.

Think of this retreat as a giant scavenger hunt with 25 of your new best friends. For 4 weeks in the mountains of Colorado, you’ll go on daily adventures in which you’ll learn how to rent a room or apartment, cook for yourself and others on $6/day, make friends anywhere, draft a personal budget, understand credit cards, write an awesome résumé, and develop healthy exercise practices.

Program fee: $1900
Apply now

Priority application deadline: December 1st, 2015


Argentina Semester 2017

January 25 – April 19, 2017

The Argentina Semester is a 12-week experience for 18- to 21-year-olds who want to live independently in a foreign city, improve their Spanish, practice group living, and build real-world skills. Facilitated by U.A. director Blake Boles, this is our newest and longest program for self-directed learners seeking an immersive international experience with lots of personal freedom and a positive peer community.

Program fee: $6500
Apply now

Super early bird deadline: December 1st, 2015
Priority application deadline: January 15th, 2016


High Desert Center Gap Year: September 5, 2016 – June 1, 2017

Want to make the Argentina Semester part of a full gap year program? Dev Carey’s High Desert Center 2016-7 Gap Year gives you the option of combining the Argentina Semester with 16 more weeks of group living and adventure in Western Colorado. (You can also go to Mexico with the Gap Year program and not go to Argentina.) See the website for program fees.

Priority application deadline: December 1st, 2015
Apply now on the High Desert Center website

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