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Winterline Programs

How much time do you have? Whether you spend a year, a semester or a summer on a Winterline program, you will visit extraordinary places, experience new cultures, learn new skills and find out something important about yourself. And you’ll have an awesome time doing it.

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Behind the scenes of the Winterline Global Skills Program is a team of outstanding partners. We work with some of the most reputable organizations in the world to create life-changing, skill-building experiences for our students.

These are just a few of the organizations that help our students develop valuable skills during their 9-month adventure with Winterline.

Unit I – Latin America
Sea Turtle Conservancy

The Sea Turtle Conservancy is the world’s oldest sea turtle research and conservation group. Much of what is known about sea turtles and the threats they face was made public through STC’s education and advocacy efforts.

Winterline partners with STC to strengthen marine conservation efforts in Costa Rica. Students get involved in protecting nesting grounds and study the turtles up close to help researchers defend sea turtles from extinction.



National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)

NOLS is a leader in wilderness education. In the world’s wildest, most awe-inspiring locations, NOLS teaches students how to survive outside of civilization and make a meaningful impact as a leader. 

During orientation, NOLS instructors help Winterline students establish critical skills they’ll need throughout the course of the GSP – everything from safely crossing a river to staying positive during stressful situations.



Unit II – Asia
Ecole Paul Dubrule

Ecole Paul Dubrule provides young Cambodians with excellent training and qualifications for careers in the hospitality industry. They strive to contribute to sustainable tourism in Cambodia.

Customer service is at the heart of Winterline’s partnership with Ecole Paul Dubrule. In a small boutique hotel setting in Siem Reap, Ecole Paul Dubrule teachers show students how to build relationships with customers as a hotel concierge.



Comprehensive Rural Health Project (CRHP)

 Known for working with poor and marginalized communities, the Comprehensive Rural Health Project is a leader in public health and development in rural communities in India and around the world. CRHP embraces equality for all people and utilizes healthcare to break the cycle of poverty.

Winterline partners with CRHP to introduce students to caretaking in a rural medical context. Students work in a clinical setting with malnourished children and provide nutrition education to impoverished families.



Unit III – Europe
BMW Driving Academy  

Headquartered at a former airport near Maisach, Germany, the BMW Driving Academy teaches experienced and novice drivers to control a vehicle in extreme and dangerous situations. It’s one of the largest road-safety training sites in Southern Germany that hosts more than 17,000 participants every year.

 Winterline students come to the BMW Driving Academy to master safe driving skills and gain confidence behind the wheel. Instructors cover a variety of car handling skills, from proper turning and braking to driving in challenging conditions. 



The International Butler Academy

The International Butler Academy brings students together from all over the world to train them to become professional butlers. During the 8-week program, students work for a real family inside of a beautiful castle in the Netherlands.

Winterline partners with the International Butler Academy, not to transform students into professional butlers, but to teach them valuable professional skills. They learn business etiquette and how to act professionally in business settings anywhere in the world.



Visit our website to learn more about our partnerships with other great organizations worldwide.