Multiple Locations +2
  • United States of America
  • Online
12 - 26 weeks

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Price Details
Pricing is based on single payment for 12-week program. We offer payment plans, as well as scholarships, so don't let funds be an issue. Be sure to look at our website FAQs (https://parzivalacademy.org/tuition-finance/) for more on financial info. Our mission is to be a living bridge between conventional education and a sustainable, fulfilling livelihood for young adults moving into the world. Our program beautifully compliments other certificate or gap year programs, allowing you to use your skills toward any path you choose. We support students to find a path that feels authentic and fulfilling for their unique gifts, and we're committed to making it affordable for those who are committed tot he journey.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Some Equipment Meals Park Fees Tour Guide
What's Included (Extra)

Our in-person Orientation and Graduation weeks in the Colorado mountains include lodging, farm-to-table style meals, program activities and supplies. Transportation to/from the event weeks is not included.

What's Not Included
Some Activities Airfare Domestic Airfare Airport Transfers Some Equipment SIM cards Transportation Travel Insurance Visa Wifi
What's Not Included (Extra)

The online portion of the program requires students to have a strong internet connection, and commitment to participating in a quiet space from anywhere they choose. Some additional supplies may be needed for project based learning, to be purchased upon the student's discretion.

Apr 11, 2022
Mar 15, 2022
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About Program

Parzival Academy supports young adults to trust themselves and their place in the world. The Parzival program is more than an experience. It‘s a journey of becoming.

Parzival's 12-week hybrid in-person/online program offers courageous young adults a facilitated peer community, project-based applications, and personalized individual mentoring to guide young adults to discover who they really are, connect with their strengths and authentic interests, cultivate the socio-entrepreneurial spirit, and learn to create a fulfilling life while contributing to a more sustainable world.

Students gain necessary skills to live a sustainable, meaningful life, and develop resilience to navigate life’s challenges. Parzival Academy prepares students for life, offering unique skills that will serve students no matter what path they choose in life.

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Program Highlights

  • Discover your unique talents, strengths, voice & passions
  • Connect to your values, sense of purpose, and socio-entrepreneurial spirit
  • Build confidence in yourself with project-based learning & practice
  • Learn progressive leadership skills that serve others
  • Envision a future aligned with your authentic gifts and values

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  • Housing 5
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  • Fun 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Safety 5
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Yes, I recommend this program

Parzival Review

My time at Parzival has been a life changing experience. I’ve learned so many life changing skills and lessons for survival in the world. Parzival has helped me become a better observer of the world around me and through the program I have learnt better and more efficient ways to cope with my anxiety. I have more self confidence and have been able to put together a list of goals I’d like to complete this year. I also have a better idea of the life path (which I made myself) id like to take. Thank you Ms. Kim and Ms. Raluca!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
I was nervous about presenting in front of the group on multiple occasions. I made sure to take deep breaths and practice the meditation and methods taught to me by Ms. Raluca to help with my anxiety. It turns out, presenting was easy with the group as no one is judgmental and we all treat each other with kindness. Through group projects I’ve found a sense of community and safety.
76 people found this review helpful.
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Life Changing Experience

As a child of the 21st century I graduated high school more than a bit confused. I had decided college was probably not the best choice for me. However, I was unsure of exactly what I wanted to do with my life. This program has given me the skills to determine what path I want to take. I have also been taught very useful skills in emotional maturity, relationships, and general personal growth. I have found Kim and Raluca to be excellent mentors, and have thoroughly enjoyed the conversations with them. I have enjoyed making new friends from all over. I would recommend this program to any one feeling like they don't know where they're going, or what to do next.

76 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Life Skills that Matter; Homeschool Friendly

Home educated and very intelligent, my son had ideas of what he would like to do but lacked the clarity and confidence to move forward. College did not seem the best option for him, yet he needed an experience beyond home schooling that would help prepare him for adult life. Parzival Academy has been the perfect solution.

Through this past year, he has become very clear about who he is, what truly matters to him, his vision for the future and how he can serve others. Understanding his strengths, he exhibits greater confidence in his ability to develop his career. The individual weekly coaching sessions have been amazing, as they are frequently followed by a new action. I believe the communication skills he has learned may be the single greatest tool for relating with and impacting others that he will use throughout his life. Making friends across the country has been an added bonus.

If “price is what you pay” and “value is what you receive”, then Parzival Academy is an exceptional value! I’ve found the program makes efficient use of time, is effective in teaching life skills that truly matter, and worth every penny!

82 people found this review helpful.
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Awesome Program

During this past year, I’ve seen remarkable changes in my son’s behavior as he has learned how to balance his emotions. He is more mature and demonstrates a greater ability to navigate situations that are not as he would prefer them to be. I feel the people skills he has learned will help him throughout life, regardless of the career path he pursues. I recommend Parzival Academy without reservation. The leaders are experienced, understand young people and are able to share information in a way that is engaging.

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Parzival Academy

As a gap year student, I found Parzival Academy a good compliment to my process of mulling over deeper questions of Where I Want To Go. Doing the program, I was helped to be made conscious of considering the elements of a question and how they relate to each other as a living process, something to live in rather than face down and finish. Not all questions have to be answered. I had many valuable discussions and guided thought processes- like digging deep into my memories of when I felt happiest- that made me reconsider many basic concepts (like what constitutes my happiness) in a new light, and the end result that that led toward was, for me, a simple feeling of having taken an Inventory of sorts. For myself (and, I imagine, for anyone at my stage of many, many questions), this is a very good complimentary feeling to have.
I think that the only aspect of the program that I would change would be to have Making Things be more of a standard element in the curriculum. I felt better working with the ideas in the program on something other than a screen, and I found it difficult to keep a regular practice of making my own semi-artistic documentation of my thought process through the program without other students doing something similar. What collective projects we did do, though, like the collaborative creation of a story, were very good experiences.
Besides that, Kim and Raluca are very good conversationalists, and generally good people to spend your time with, in person or virtually. Conversation is really at the heart of the program, and they are good at curating it; and though the social scene was small with only six people most of the time, it did not feel very small at all to me. I imagine that that will only change for the better as Parzival Academy grows and develops.

82 people found this review helpful.

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