Manifest your good life. Discover your great work.
The idea for this gap term is simple. Set aside a semester of your one wild and precious life to think about what counts as a good life and how you will go about living it. We’ve carved out a space on the coast of Maine where you can step away from everyday life, join a community of learners, read great books, paddle sturdy canoes, bask in nature and gain perspective on what really matters, especially in times like these.
INHABIT THE COAST OF MAINE
DEVELOP HOMESTEADING SKILLS
FORGE COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE
REFLECT ON THE MOST PRESSING QUESTIONS OF OUR TIME
ARTICULATE YOUR VISION OF THE GOOD LIFE
EARN 8 COLLEGE CREDITS IN TWO INSPIRED COURSES
- “Open Ocean Opening Retreat” Seguinland Institute, Georgetown, Maine | Stay in riverside cottages, canoe the river, hike the preserves, boat trip to islands. Form a community of learners: inspired texts and conversations.
- “In the Footsteps of Thoreau” Baxter State Park, Maine | We will follow in the trail of Henry David Thoreau’s 1846 journey. Hike up Mt. Katahdin (foliage!), canoe Penobscot River, read Thoreau along the way.
- “Tree Dwellers Closing Retreat” | Stay a night in an epic treehouse, then in the Institute’s Winter Lodge. Chilly walks on the beaches, lectures by the fireplace, envision your good life.
- Mentorship: Students have bi-weekly conversations with a faculty mentor.
- TWO College Courses (8 Credits): “LIVING THE GOOD LIFE”, Philip Francis PhD, “RADICAL LOVE IN THE NEW 21st CENTURY”, Meg LeMay PhD