Project World School | Past Retreats
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Past Retreats


Thailand – Adventure & Culture – 22 Day Learning Community

A 22-day learning community retreat in Thailand complete with world-class adventure sports, Thai cooking, massage, tai chi and exploration of the Thai culture in both the north and the south of the country. We gave back to the community by volunteering at an elephant rescue in Chiang Mai for a full week.

Greece – Modern Mythology – 25 Day Learning Community

Our 25 day learning community is centered in Greece with an emphasis on exploring the ancient cultures and traditions of the Mediterranean. In this land of ever unfolding myth we will live the ancient stories through local storytelling, traditional artisan disciplines, archaeology, exploration in the landscape and insight into the modern Greek culture, as well as the old. This retreat includes visits to the Acropolis and the world class Acropolis museum!

Peru – Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley – 24 Day Learning Community

This 24 day learning community retreat is centered in Peru’s Cusco & the Sacred Valley with an emphasis on exploring the culture of the Andes. Expect to experience the living history of the Incas, explore archaeology, traditional artisan disciplines, Andean mysticism, farming & sustainability. No trip would be complete without a hike to the enigmatic Machu Picchu.

South Africa – Culture, Adventure, Wildlife & Community-15 Day Learning Community

This Project World School 15 day retreat had an emphasis on outdoor exploration, adventure and cultural immersion in South Africa. We connected with Xhosa communities, learned about the history of the region and explored the challenges of sustainably within this region. We also took a look at the political history of the country and explored the social implications of social justice and human right. Finally, the Project World School retreat explored Kruger Park in search of in the big five and other wildlife.

Bali – Culture, Adventure, Wildlife & Community-10 Day Private Learning Community

This private Project World School 10 day retreat was produced for a private high school in Hong Kong. The retreat took place on an organic farm which featured hands on farm activities, working in tandem with a culturally conscious organization, learning the local food and nutrition, expanding our knowledge for a rural agrarian based community in East Bali . Additionally, we explored the countries rich cultural and spiritual heritage and learned the traditions of the crafts inspired by nature while bonding with local villagers.


Mexico – The Riviera Maya – 22 Day Teen Learning Community

During this 22-day temporary learning community, you are invited to immerse yourself into the culture, customs, history and traditions of Mexico. Even though the country is vast, our route will allow us to experience the coastal region and observe many of the conservation efforts, the jungle with its preserved wildlife, and the history through the ancient sites built by the Mayan culture and occupied later by others.

Peru The Amazon Jungle – 13 Day Teen (& Family) Learning Community

Explore the Amazon with us, learn about the rain forest through engaging activities that blend aspects of nature and culture in the Peruvian Amazon. This is a hands on experience that will change you to the core and make you see the world just a bit differently.

Peru – Machu Picchu & The Sacred Valley – 25 Day Teen Learning Community

The 2016 Cusco & Sacred Valley Retreat is a 25-day “temporary learning-community”, utilizing the landscape and culture of Cusco and the Sacred Valley as a means for immersive discovery in history, art, archaeology, mysticism, and science. This trip with Project World School is not a typical study abroad program as it will take advantage of the power of a learning-community to produce collaborative goals, knowledge acquisition, personal development, and changes in global perspectives.

Wales – Organic Farming, Natural Building, Off the Grid Living – 27 Day Teen Learning Community

During this 27-day temporary learning community retreat, you are invited to immerse yourself deep within the culture and customs of a the Wales countryside. Build community while working on a sustainable, organic farm, living sustainably in balance with the earth and it’s gifts. In partnership with our host, a high-producing small scale organic farm, we will build a small roundhouse (cob house), work the fields, plant and harvest and learn about the principles of sustainability. Together, we will get dirty, tend bees, forage for wild food, and cook fantastic fresh meals harvested by our community, all while being inspired by the great tradition of Welsh storytelling.


Thailand Experience – Adventure, Culture and Exploration – 24 Day Teen Learning Community

Thailand is a wondrous kingdom, featuring Buddhist temples, exotic wildlife, and spectacular islands, along with a fascinating history and a unique culture that includes delectable Thai food and massage. Thailand features a modern capital city, and friendly people who epitomize Thailand’s “land of smiles” reputation. During Project World School’s 24-day temporary learning community retreat, we will immerse ourselves deep within the culture and customs and build community, learn to cook the flavors of Thai cuisine and find peace through yoga and Tai Chi. This trip promises to be a holistic educational experience as we take part in adventure, culture, service, and encompassing both mind/body activities.


Ecuador – Surfing & Marine Biology-12 Day Teen Mini- Learning Community – May 11 – May 22, 2015

An action packed 12-Day adventure based on our full teen program.  A  teen adventure retreat with a focus on marine biology and conservation. Special bonus: surfing, biking, and snorkeling in the beautiful Ecuadorian Pacific coast, while exploring a little of surrounding jungle areas. See special pricing and schedule here.

Peru – Cusco & the Sacred Valley – July 13 – August 3, 2015

A 22 day learning community retreat centering in Cusco & the Sacred Valley. This retreat has an emphasis on exploring Andean culture, history, archaeology and traditional artisan disciplines with a trip to the enigmatic Machu Picchu.


Peru – Cusco & the Sacred Valley – July 13 – August 3, 2014

A 22 day learning community retreat centering in Cusco & the Sacred Valley. This retreat has an emphasis on exploring Andean culture, history, archaeology and traditional artisan disciplines with a trip to the enigmatic Machu Picchu.


Peru- Cusco & the Sacred Valley – June 7 – July 31, 2013

Our first gathering, a six week exploration of Peru, for six unschoolers.