- Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
- Destinations: New Zealand
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Credit Awarded: College
- Program Length: Semester
- Start Month: February, September
- Category: Environmental Conservation
- Selective: No
- Gender: Coed
- Ages: 17, 18, 19+, 19
- Housing: Other
- Application Fee: $500
- Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
- Affiliation: Gap Year Association
- Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships
- Minimum Cost: $10,000 - $20,000
- Meeting: Schedule a Meeting
Travel to the heart of the New Zealand wilderness to learn about sustainable living practices and conversation on this unique homesteading gap year program!
Our philosophy is that we are all wild at our core. Sometimes life is a bit fast-paced to soak in the magical world surrounding us, so this program intentionally creates space to go deep into nature, 'rewild' yourself and the earth around you. On this remote wilderness homestead touching the pristine ocean of the Marlborough Sounds, you will be living in yurts honing sustainable living practices, hands-on farming experience, restoring flora, eradicating invasive fauna, overnight hiking, and even learning about marine biology while gaining a scuba certification. You will also get to experience three iconic road trips around the North and South Island!
New Zealand has world-class examples of wilderness conservation and our homestead farm location is at the forefront of these efforts. Through our prestigious partnership with the New Zealand Department of Conservation and regional Environmental Trusts, you will steward the land through environmental service work with industry professionals. You will embody a Farm to Table lifestyle, delve into global environmental issues using a local lens and adopt sustainable living relevant to life back home!
This Gap Year Program Is For You if You...
? Are excited about getting involved in creative climate solutions
? Want to detox from society and spend lots of time in nature
? Enjoy space to run free, cultivate connections and create with your hands
? Like to invest in inner care and facilitated reflection time
? Want to have a deeper understanding of the world around you