Gap Year & Semester Programs

Our longest and most challenging courses travel through multiple environments and challenge students continually with new opportunities. 

Immersion in foreign cultures extends the OB experience in service, compassion and leadership.

Florida Keys Sailing for Adults

Sail with us in the Keys this winter! This 8-day journey is an opportunity for those seeking a fresh challenge in a unique marine environment and an intense team setting.

Florida Keys to Brazil Leadership Semester

Enrolling for February 2016! Students will learn sailing, wilderness medicine, mountain trekking, river canoeing, whitewater rescue, lifeguarding, service projects, rural homestays, and canyoneering during this semester program.

Minnesota Dogsledding and Florida Keys Sailing Semester

Enrolling for February 2016! Ski, dog sled, and sail - all in one semester! This semester program develops qualities associated with effective leadership and the technical skills essential for rigorous and safe wilderness adventure.

Outward Bound challenges students to achieve more than they ever thought possible, and empowers them to be a positive force for change in their world. Throughout five decades, thousands of students have chosen to embark on a life-changing journey. Over the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School’s history, our talented and dedicated instructors have delivered safe, high-quality programs for our students. The outcomes of our rigorous programs expand capacity in leadership, teamwork and service.