A full academic year of experience, adventure & reflection to cultivate the whole person. LEAPYEAR includes:

  • 10 weeks of group travel in India or Latin America,
  • a 3-month individual internship of your own choosing,
  • 2 months of intensive inner-directed retreats focused on navigating successfully into adulthood, career and job-readiness exploration, a curriculum of Life Skills Learning, and
  • formal and informal Rites of Passage
  • full accreditation & FAFSA financial aid


Watch the LEAPYEAR Introduction Video:

"Nine months, six countries, and more than enough experiences for a lifetime, it’s hard to believe my LEAPYEAR journey is coming to an end. My accomplishments over the past year cannot be measured in the classroom. I have obtained a worldview, climbed a volcano, found love, SCUBA dived in Madagascar, learned a language, stood on pyramids, learned to live consciously, hugged a baobab tree, and the list goes on. Life is my journey, and my journey has a purpose. I have discovered my personal legend; I have never felt so enthused to dive into the unknown."

- Kyle O’Brien, LEAPYEAR Alumnus,
group travel in Central America and solo internship in Madagascar

"Whatever an education is, it should make you a unique individual, not a conformist: it should furnish you with an original spirit with which to tackle the big challenges; it should allow you to find values which will be your road map through life; it should make you spiritually rich, a person who loves whatever you are doing, wherever you are, whomever you are with; it should teach you what is important, how to live and how to die."
- John Taylor Gatto