About Project World School

Project World School International Retreats

“I can honestly say my cultural horizon and worldviews have been expanded because of everything we did and experienced during the retreat.”
-Oliver Brown, 16


One organization, Project World School, co-creates temporary learning communities around the world so that homeschooling, unschooling and self-directed teens can gain the benefits of a group educational experience.

Project World School was founded by mother and son Lainie Liberti and Miro Siegel, who have traveled the world for 7+ years. Considering themselves to be “accidental unschoolers”, both have learned tremendously from their worldschooling experiences. Through their journeys, they were inspired to collaborate with other worldschoolers. From this desire, Project World School was born.


Project World School was born from an inspired idea: co-create temporary learning communities around the world with teens and young adults, in order to collaborate in rich experiential and social learning. During the retreats, both natural and academic learning occurs through immersive cultural experiences while encouraging social learning, teamwork and leadership. Participants create strong connections to other participants, the world around them and community through a rich collaborative environment. Teens who participate are inspired to continue their worldschooling explorations (and most return for other retreats).

One recent participant, Wiley, age 16, said, “I guess the retreat really rekindled my travel bug, I kinda want to go everywhere and see everything, immerse myself in every culture possible.”


Project World School organizes retreats around the world.  PWS hosts community learning events in areas such as Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, Wales, South Africa, India, Greece and Thailand planned for 2017-2018 with more locations to be added in the future. Participants immerse themselves in topics such as  marine biology, conservation, permaculture, history, archeology, languages and more.




Interested in reading the personal story behind Project World School from the co-founders, Lainie Liberti and her son Miro Siegel?
Click here.




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