Traveling “Bus” Expeditions
Study Away in the USA!
A semester spent immersed in a compassionate, caring, and curious learning community and fully outdoors will bring you alive like little else! You will tap into wells of creativity, reflect thougtfully and critically, discuss deeply and broadly, be challenged and supported, grow in your confidence and skills, be both teacher and leader to your peers, be given and take on responsibility, be inspired and internally motivated, follow and share your passions, practice being the change you wish to see in the world, and so much more. (See How Learning Happens for more on this)
Students have often been heard saying, “I can’t believe I’m in ‘school’ right now!” Faculty express a similar disbelief about the “bus” being their job.
A few other reasons why you want to spend a semester “away” from your college and living and learning on an expedition are connected to some wonderful opportunities it provides: 1) for taking breaks from technology and constant online communication, 2) for stepping away from campus party culture, 3) for making your own music, 4) for being wholly engaged in your learning and having 10-20 others always available to engage with you!
The EEI Educational Model lays out a few of the aspects of our approach that support how we consistently make it possible for participants to become more fully connected with themselves, with others, and with the natural world.
Our goal is to create experiential learning communities that inspire informed and compassionate ecological leadership.
You too can be the change toward a more ecological and just world!
We are here to support you through any of the steps that you will go through in order to “get on the bus” next semester or next year!
Following are some helpful hints as you walk through the process of exploring and applying.
- Learn as much as you can about the expedition program: the more you know, the better you can represent what it is and why you wish to do it to your school officials – read the website, contact us, ask to be connected with alumni, and check out our facebook page.
- The application involves writing about your interests and passions in relation to the bus program, and ends with an in-person or “skype” interview (not to be feared; the most important aspect of this is to be sure that the program is a good fit for you and that you are a good fit for the program)
- Speak with your college’s study abroad or off campus studies office; ask about their policies for students to go away or take a leave for a semester in order to study elsewhere.
- Meet with your faculty advisor to talk about how an expedition semester and the curriculum will support your studies, either generally or as applied to your major or minor.
- Download the EEI Application Questions.2017.
Congratulations you’ve made it this far!
Now to contemplate your life and passions, and write those essays!