Semester Programs

Take a break from school.
But never stop learning.

Skills, travel, adventure … your time with Winterline may be the most enriching and exciting experience of your life. You’ll learn skills that you’ll draw on for your entire life … at the same time, you are exploring the world, with new cultures, new adventures, new experiences.

Spring 2021 Semester

Africa Skillmester

South Africa, Mozambique

Spend a semester in Africa learning outside of the classroom and creating new bonds. Between South Africa and Mozambique, you’ll learn in environments both rural and urban, find your place in a welcoming community, and return home ready to put your new skills to use.

Timing February

Program Fee $19,000


Week 1 Orientation

Week 2 Outdoor leadership and filmmaking in Cape Town

Week 3 Bicibomba manufacturing and Gorongosa National Park exploration

Week 4 Nguineia village stay

Week 5 Art experiences

Week 6 Community engagement and upcycling

Week 7 Scuba and event planning

Week 8 Growing food in urban settings and cooking

Week 9 Safari

Weeks 10-11 ISP project planning

Weeks 12 Final wilderness weekend and ISP presentations

Latin America Skillmester

Panama, Peru, Costa Rica

Join us in Latin America for a semester packed with hands-on skill building and cultural immersion. You’ll travel to three countries and work with experts in each location. You’ll get certified in wilderness first aid and scuba. You’ll practice sustainable agriculture and urban innovation, trek Rainbow Mountain in Peru, and even learn a little Spanish.  

Timing February

Program Fee $19,000


Week 1 Orientation

Weeks 2-3 Business bootcamp in Panama City

Week 4 Trek Peru's Inca Trail & white water raft

Weeks 5-6 Life in the tropics in Costa Rica

Weeks 7-8 Sustainable living at Rancho Mastatal

Weeks 9-10 Scuba certification, surfing, water safety

Weeks 11-12 Apprenticeships & cultural immersion

Our Programs

Gap Year



Adventurers Wanted

The Adventure of Your Lifetime

Is Winterline for you? Are you someone who is adventurous (or wants to be)? Who is open to new experiences, interested in meeting new people and willing to challenge yourself, your ideas, your pre-conceptions? Then you’re the one we want.

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