We run life-changing trips for self-directed young adults.

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Our Offerings Include:

International Trips

We lead big international trips for self-directed teens ages 14-19; we don't have any trips currently planned for 2015.

The Writing Retreat

Write your heart out with 25 other teens for an entire month. Check out this year's retreat in Crested Butte, Colorado.

Fundraising Advice

Read The Unschool Adventures Guide to Online Travel Fundraising, written by U.A. director Blake Boles.

Our Offerings Include:
Gap Year

The Southwest Gap Year for ages 17-23 is an odyssey of mind and body run by our friend Dev Carey.


Trailblazer Gathering for ages 18-22+ will return, cheaper and improved. We'll keep you posted.

a Surprise...

We have a BIG new project in the works for late 2015, but it's under wraps for now. (Gosh, we're such a tease.)

Previous Students Say:

  • Unschool Adventures changed my life for the better. I feel like I've grown as a human being, and my standards for fun and happiness have sky rocketed. The friends that I've made here are THE coolest, most hilarious, and most lovable people I have ever met.

    Erik B. (Nepal 2014)

  • This trip completely changed my life! As a traditional high-schooler, being in such a close-knit group with people of completely different learning backgrounds, I have opened my eyes to so many academic and career options for my future.

    Julia S. (Argentina 2012)

  • I loved the Writing Retreat! The joy of waking up and walking sleepily up the stairs to a room filled with the smell of bagels and Nutella, packed full of people rocking out to music, writing, typing, talking, clanking away on typewriters—I can't think of what wasn't fun.

    Brooke B. (Writing Retreat 2011)

  • I can’t imagine going on a better trip, or with better people. Exceeded my high expectations.

    Charlotte W. (Argentina 2008)