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We are so excited for all the students in our 2015 cohort who just completed the Winterline Global Skills first trimester! After Orientation in the Rockies, and three months in Central America where the theme was "Land & Sea," they are now on their holiday break spending time with family. We'd like to extend an extra special thank you to our two amazing Field Advisors, Nick and Beth, who helped the group become a strong, supportive family that works, plays and learns together.

Looking ahead, the group--plus Nick and Beth--comes back together in January for the rest of the program, spending Semester Two in Asia and Semester Three in Europe and the US. A sampling of the skills they'll learn? In Asia: Massage, cooking, rural health practices, care giving, film production, and garment design. In Europe and the US: Robotics, entrepreneurship, project planning, car maintenance, theatre production, and public speaking. 

To celebrate the first semester, here are just a few of our favorite pictures from orientation and Central America.

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Here they are at Orientation!

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First stop the Wind River Range in Wyoming, learning survival skills with NOLS.

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Then onto Panama City!

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Sea kayaking to Isla Popa.

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And working with a local school in Bocas del Toro.

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Learning about agriculture at Earth University in Costa Rica was next.

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Then hands-on food processing training there too!

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After that, the students were back out on the trail rappelling down waterfalls with Outward Bound Costa Rica.

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Lastly, the students spent time at Rancho Mastatal where they learned about permaculture and sustainability.

They ended the trimester with independent projects and home stays in Monteverde, and a final wrap up and workshop at United World College Costa Rica, San Jose.

Want to join us next year?  Get started on your application now!