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January 22, 2024 - April 02, 2024

leadership semester - Spring

Students will embark on the adventure of a lifetime on this 72-day, multi-region, international semester course as they summit peaks in Patagonia, journey by river through the canopied forests and barrier islands of Florida, and complete their expedition by climbing rock faces in the lush, rolling, mountains of Western North Carolina.

International Travel Services - Letter

Dear Students and Families,

This letter is to introduce you to international travel services and medical benefits that are included when you enroll in an Outward Bound course with program components outside the United States.

As part of our commitment to students participating in course-related foreign travel, Outward Bound has invested in global medical and security assistance through a group membership with On Call International.

Member services and related benefits that are included with your enrollment:

  • Pre-trip preparation and health planning
  • Assistance with and coverage for emergency evacuations
  • Assistance with and coverage for medical care and coordination
  • Assistance with and coverage for response to crime or security situations

Not included under this membership:

  • Coverage for international travel before course start or after course end
  • Motivational early departure or expulsion
  • Tuition reimbursement for early departure for any reason

As a member of our Outward Bound group you have access to pre-trip medical, security, and personal safety advice and services. Examples include up to date advice on: recommended vaccinations, food and water safety, and security risks.

While on course outside the US, should health issues arise, or in the unlikely event of serious injury, illness or a security crisis during your course, On Call International provides expertise and resources to help us select the best options to manage the situation. For example, if you lose your medication, need to see a doctor, get pick-pocketed and lose your passport, or have an incident resulting in illness or injury, you and your Outward Bound instructors would work with On Call International to determine the best course of action. The On Call International network of medical and professional service teams operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, all over the world.

Please take a few minutes to read the attached summary of services and benefits to ensure these are adequate for your individual needs. The Travel Insurance Plan includes a robust menu of benefits that are listed in the summary. This benefit package covers the majority of options one would find when purchasing travel insurance as an individual.

Please note that Outward Bound’s International Travel Program and related services and benefits, only applies to Outward Bound (“school sponsored”) courses and activities, travel related to a sponsored course or activity, and travel (directly) between the international course or activity location and the US. This program will not apply to any international travel you might choose that is unrelated to the Outward Bound sponsored course or activity. If you plan to extend your plans beyond your Outward Bound experience, we recommend you purchase separate travel insurance for any international travel planned outside of your Outward Bound course and sponsored activities.

We are pleased to be able to provide this level of service and benefits to our students and their families participating in International Outward Bound courses. If, after reviewing this letter and the summary, you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your course advisor, or refer to the website of On Call International , and enter the Outward Bound group ID 100109CPPD19.

Kind regards,

Student Services Department

North Carolina Outward Bound School