Edumadic

Edumadic

About

Edumadic organises and leads programs around the world for carefully selected groups of online learners who want to further their education and travel the world simultaneously.

Founded
2016

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Reviews

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Amber
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I applied to Edumadic. All I knew was I had hit a brick wall after my second year in college and that I wanted to travel. Only seeing the Edumadic add on instagram once before I decided what could it hurt to apply! After some extended research on the legitimacy of the program I realized that this was exactly what I needed. I had traveled before but always with friends, I was always to hesitant to go alone. 

Sitting on the plane to Bali, all I could think about was have I made the right decision. That was the only time during the 12 weeks that I ever doubted that decision. Throughout those 12 weeks I snorkeled in the Gili islands, hiked up an active volcano in the night for sunrise, learned to surf, spent an entire day playing with rescued elephants in Thailand, drove a scooter along the coastline of Koh Lanta, and made life long friends in the process. 

Edumadic was one of the best decisions I could have ever made for myself. Not only am I confident traveling alone now but I finally found my passion in life. One of the most important things I learned over there was that you have to constantly push yourself out of your comfort zone to grow as an individual. For that I came home a better and more confident person that I always wished to become, all thanks to Edumadic!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
The most nerve-racking thing about the whole trip is actually forcing yourself to get on the plane not knowing a single person and not knowing what to expect once you land!
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Erin
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

When I first came across Edumadic I was living in a tiny flat in London doing a degree I wasn’t at all enjoying, squatting under some stairs as protection from the rain after having lost my keys down a questionable public toilet, waiting for a friend to come and let me in. It looked idyllic, suddenly there it was, all these beach sunsets, mountains and annoyingly happy looking people. I applied on a bit of a whim and then before I knew it I was accepted onto the program! Slipping a deferral form under my Drama department door and packing my bags.

I may have been tad nervous at the idea of hopping of to a strange country, with people I’d never met, to take a course I’d always thought about doing but never had time for, that had absolutely nothing to do with the degree I was enrolled on…

It was the best decision I could have made for myself at that time.

I’m now qualified to teach English all over the world thanks to Edumadic and their friendly nudge. It gave me the perfect safe and supportive learning environment while encouraging me to go off and have incredible adventures with some of the most inspiring and wonderful people I’ve ever met. It was an impulse I couldn’t be more glad I followed through with and would do it again in a heartbeat.

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Fermin
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Long term travel is something that's always been on my radar, and I finally had the opportunity to make it a reality with Edumadic. The opportunity to combine it with online education was too good to turn down. The experience as a whole has taught me so much about living in different countries and helped me grow as a person alongside a group of inspiring people. Being able to share memorable experiences through our adventures was golden. The atmosphere was so friendly and everyone in the group had something to add, which often led to great conversation. The Edumadic team were always on hand which was a lifesaver on more than one occasion!

It was a hell of a ride and helped me gain some much needed perspective after graduating. Not to mention the friends and memories I made, which I will cherish for a long time to come.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
When taking this journey, its best to begin with a very open mind and getting ready to converse a lot. You will learn so much from the people you meet, so build bridges!
Tae
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

When accepting the Edumadic offer, all I wanted was to be out of corporate life. I had no real idea of where I was going or what was in store. The locations were some I knew very little about, and most likely never would have traveled to if it weren’t as part of this Program. I had worked remotely before, so time management wasn’t an issue. The reason for not traveling until now was the fear of being an “ignorant American”. I soon learned that it’s not so bad to be ignorant of the world if you’re devoted to fixing it.

I fell in love with the cultures I was exposed to and found close friendships in every place we visited. Being surrounded by like-minded people from all over gave me a larger taste of the world, more than I could ever taste at home.

I long for the crazy adventures, late night talks, and cuddles shared between my newly found family. I am incredibly grateful for the people I met, for they have validated many things in my existence and helped me develop a greater sense of myself.

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Joshua Clarence
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Edumadic for me was the leap I needed to move my ambitions and aspirations forward. Travelling is something that has always been a dream of mine and this was the perfect stepping stone to make that dream a reality.

My personal experience on this trip was mind-blowing and unforgettable. The opportunities for growth were endless. I was exposed to different cultures, inspiring travelers, beautiful sites, delectable food, and adventures galore all while keeping myself in check with studies and work. It couldn't have been more perfect!

It led to me being able to calmly walk out of my comfort zone when meeting people during solo travel. I yearn for the day I'm able to repeat another 3 month or more of travelling and repeating the same process again. There's nothing quite like it!

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
Perform with ladyboys on a random night in Chiang Mai ;)

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Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Emma Garland

A data protection professional based in the UK currently studying a Masters in Public Administration through the University of York.

Why did you choose this program?

Ever wanted the perfect blend of travel and study? I did, and I found it here with Edumadic. This was the chance to work on anything you wanted and to be productive, but to be able to share the experience with a group of like-minded travelers too! It was so good to have the chance to explore beaches, temples, and waterfalls and learn new things as well. I wanted to write a draft of my dissertation, and pass the cybersecurity exam and I achieved both.

What did your program provider (or university) assist you with, and what did you have to organize on your own?

Edumadic sets you up with everything you need from the moment you get off your flight. Transfers to accommodation, the best local knowledge, a local SIM, somewhere nice to stay, and they organize small group trips throughout. Doing things as a group is generally cheaper and more straightforward, but the program gives so much flexibility you don't make the compromises you usually end up with when you travel in a group.

What is one piece of advice you'd give to someone going on your program?

Be ambitious in every way! Edumadic has just the perfect balance of flexibility. They make it clear what they expect from you and the rest is up to you! Go with big dreams for study and what you want to see/do when you explore. There is time to factor in everyone's interest and try anything you feel like, so don't be shy to try that yoga class, surf lesson or any other random thing you think of. You'll meet a great group of people and this trip is really what you make it.

What does an average day/week look like as a participant of this program?

So, I studied hard! This meant for me, personally, I would get up and head to a coffee shop fairly early to crack on with work. Early in the afternoon I would either go back to the homestay for a swim in the pool or go to a yoga class. Around sunset, we would usually go to the beach or go for drinks at a local bar. The local food is really cheap for an evening meal and is delicious too! Around once a week we went on trips where we would do some exploring together. The time on the bus is totally and utterly worth it for the fantastic things you see.

Going into your experience abroad, what was your biggest fear, and how did you overcome it? How did your views on the issue change?

My biggest fear was meeting the group and whether I would get on with them. It felt like a long time to spend with a group of people I had just met. My worries instantly disappeared as soon as I spoke to them. Edumadic interview applicants and look for people who will suit the program. They are a group of people who want to study and explore, just the same as you. I will forever appreciate that I got to meet such a good group of people with a mixture of ages from different places - I learned something from all of them. It's the people we meet and the places we go that enhance our perspectives on life.

What was your favorite traveling experience?

We climbed an active volcano at sunrise! The Mount Batur hike was one of the most beautiful sunrises I have ever seen. Everything looked so clear as the day began to break. It was a challenging climb and it felt like we had all achieved something together as we stood and admired the view.

My second favorite experience was watching a local (Kacek) fire dance. I felt more connected to Bali the more I experienced its culture. It's such a unique place and to understand it a little more felt enriching. I couldn't be more grateful for the experience I had!