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Big Adventures for Self-Directed Teenagers

Here at Unschool Adventures we offer big adventures for self-directed teenagers.

Since our first group trip to Argentina in 2008, our mission has remained the same: to help young people build new friendships, unforgettable memories, and the confidence to lead an unconventional life.

No matter whether you call yourself an unschooler, homeschooler, self-directed learner, or just someone passionate about travel—you’re welcome at Unschool Adventures.

Round-the-World 2021

Six countries, seven weeks, one adventure of a lifetime

Ages 14-19 (flexible)
7 weeks in Jan-Mar 2021
Thailand, India, Israel, Germany, Brazil, USA
Applications open Dec 28, 2019

We’re building a brand-new homestay and exchange program for self-directed teenagers. It won’t be ready till 2020, but you can sign up now to express your interest—we’ll be in touch!


Hosting a teen
My teen doing a homestay

Past Participants Say…

“I don’t even know what to say. My trip to Spain was one of the best experiences of my life. I’ve never had learned so much and had so much fun all at once. I met such genuine, kind-hearted, and unique people… the types of people that I never thought were possible.”

– Elinor (Spain 2018)

“Unschool Adventures has provided me with truly life-changing trips that have made me a more confident, motivated, and inspired young adult. I am in awe of the world. I have made life-long friends, and I have enough travel experience under my belt that I could travel anywhere by myself.”

– Sierra (Argentina Semester 2017)

“Unschool Adventures provides young adults with the best introduction to travel that could be asked for. . . The journey will reward your investment tenfold.”

– Riley (New Zealand 2013)

“Because of Unschool Adventures I’ve found a new love for so many things: dancing, hiking, being in new places and experiencing new things. It’s hard to put into words how much my world has been expanded.”

– Vick (Southeast Asia 2017)

“Being around such a supportive environment encouraged me to take my life into my own hands. I valued learning about active listening and consent which is something that I had never really experienced before.”

– Natanielle (Real World Retreat 2016)

“Unschool Adventures served as the perfect outlet to start my independent traveling life. It challenged me to meet new people, answer my own questions, and dance anywhere at anytime. It helped me to push my limits, know my limits, and throw my limits in a trash can.”

– Chloe (Nepal 2014)

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