Why Winterline?


Winterline Global Education offers skills-based gap year and short programs for young adults with an adventurous spirit and an interest in the world around them. You will learn real-world skills to prepare you for college, life, and your career while traveling the world and exploring your passions.

Are you ready to travel? Gain practical life skills that you didn’t get in high school and won’t get in college? Develop friendships that will last a lifetime? Then come join us!

Launch a business. Learn to scuba dive. Build a robot. Practice making delicious Thai meals and French pastries. And so much more.

Our nine-month gap experience is specifically designed to introduce you to different parts of the world and expand your knowledge of global cultures, issues and contexts, while teaching you real-world life and career skills.

Our shorter programs allow you to experience your interests or future fields of study with a global perspective before you commit to a college major or a career.

Join us for a global adventure and to gain real-world skills that will last a lifetime!

Benji M

“I couldn’t bring myself to commit to traveling only to one region, or to only one or two cities within the country of my choice. I didn’t see myself in a classroom or even in an internship or day job. I wanted to do everything.”


Some people think of a gap year or a gap semester as a holding pattern between one school year and another. We at Winterline don’t agree. We think a gap experience is something else entirely: Something that will move you closer to the person you want to be … that will give you skills that make you more confident in yourself … that will help you understand what’s important to you … that will reveal fundamental truths about who you are and how you fit in the world.

That’s the Winterline Global Education vision. Our programs are about exploration. Observation. Discovery. They’re about curiosity and the ability to learn when there’s no one to teach you. About unearthing your connection to our planet … and the vastness within yourself.

Just as important, it’s about developing real-world skills … and gaining confidence to deal with whatever you encounter. Because you’ll only be the best version of yourself if you can deal with challenges large and small, from a broken ankle to a torn shirt, from cooking a meal to speaking in public.

Through our combination of global travel and skills-based discovery, Winterline helps participants become better equipped to make decisions, handle situations, and realize their own potential. And they have an awesome time doing it.

Because self-discovery should be the journey of a lifetime. And now is the time to start.

Find out about our programs here.

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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