- Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
- Destinations: United States
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Credit Awarded: College
- Program Length: Semester
- Start Month: September
- Category: Self-Discovery
- Selective: Yes
- Gender: Coed
- Ages: 18, 19+, 19
- Housing: Cabins
- Affiliation: Gap Year Association
- Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships
Envision your good life & discover your great work. This immersive program allows you to live in intentional community on the coast of Maine with students who like you are setting aside time to think about what constitutes a good life. You’ll be in nature, reading good books, practicing mindfulness, experimenting in the arts, learning to forage & garden, and gaining perspective on what really matters. You’ll complete 3 college courses with award-winning professors.
Join us on a 60-acre homestead peninsula in the coastal woodlands of Maine where we will slow down, settle in and explore big questions. This immersive, experiential program allows you to live in intentional community with a cohort of fellow students, who like you are setting aside time to think about what counts as a good life. You’ll partake of experiences in nature, read good books (one at a time), practice mindfulness, experiment in the creative arts, learn to forage and garden, and gain perspective on what really matters—especially in historic times like these. Along the way you’ll complete three college courses (one at a time) for 10 credits with award-winning professors who embody the spirit of experiential learning.
College courses included with the Good Life Gap Term: The Good Life Course (4 semester credits in philosophy or religion), The Good Life For All (2-4 semester credits in English), and The Creative Life Course (2-4 semester credits in the Arts).
You will stay in riverside cottages throughout the program, where you will house with other participants. You will also grow, cook, and eat homegrown/foraged food and learn about bread baking, pickling, and fermenting.