Program Details

The Winterline Global Skills Program teaches a broad range of skills divided into the nine major areas shown above. We have partnered with some of the best-regarded and established programs in the world that specialize in teaching these skills. In additio
Location:
Multi-Country Programs, Multi-Country Programs
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Gap Year
Term:
Academic Year

Program Overview

Program Description:
The Winterline Global Skills Program is a nine month experience designed for students from all over the globe. Our program is specifically designed to expose you to different parts of the world and expand your knowledge of global cultures, issues and contexts, while teaching you very specific and practical life and job skills. Our students travel together for nine months while guided by adult mentors, building a diversity of skill sets in everything from sustainable design to digital media, from customer service to mechanical repair, all while developing extensive experience in creative problem-solving, effective communication and dynamic leadership that they are able to draw on for the rest of their lives. The year is rounded out with the option of professional work experience as an intern in one of multiple contexts: business, non-profit, social service, legal, health, diplomacy, to name but a few.

The Winterline Global Skills Program teaches a broad range of skills divided into the nine major areas shown above. We have partnered with some of the best-regarded and established programs in the world that specialize in teaching these skills. In addition, we have developed our own curricula for other programs which do not already exist to the level of our standards.

Combined fees include: ALL of your skills training and program fees, curricular material, personal computing device/tablet, international and in-country travel, food, lodging and related expenses during the program. Your only expenses will be: personal expenses (during free days when you are on your own, or expenses of a personal nature), travel related immunizations, passport and visa fees, and flights within the USA during winter break. All other program related expenses are covered!
Setting Description:
Program Locations: International — Latin America (Panama, Costa Rica), Asia (Thailand, Cambodia, India), Europe (Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Germany) and USA During the 9 months, you'll experience a variety of global contexts, from rugged mountains to tropical preserves to the cultural capitals of Europe; you'll learn and apply a rapidly increasing array of new skills; and you'll be able to connect your experiences to many potential career options in your future. You will be traveling in a group of 20-25 students, along with two advisor/mentors as well a personal teaching chef. You'll be staying in a wide variety of types of accommodation, from tents to cabins, youth hostels to mountain lodges, village camps to boats. Although you will be learning an enormous number of new skills, almost all of the teaching will be hands-on and experiential - there will be almost no classroom time at all!
Cost:
The Winterline Global Skills Program is equivalent to an academic year at a liberal arts college – though you will get much more out of your experience in the time that you are with us! The fees are as follows: Tuition and program expenses: $39,995 Travel and related expenses: $15,000

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