Practicum on Experiential Peacebuilding

Be part of an international community of students and practitioners working toward peace.

Ten days in the Costa Rican rainforest becomes the learning adventure of a lifetime.
With each challenge overcome, you will grow: within yourself, as a leader, as a community, as a peacebuilder.

Challenge yourself to the learning adventure of a lifetime.

About the courseDesigned for working professionals and students who seek to get out of the classroom to apply and advance their leadership, empathy and conflict resolution skills, the Practicum on Experiential Peacebuilding (“Practicum”) is a 10-day expedition based course that combines a unique wilderness experience with experiential learning techniques in a multi-cultural environment.Program GoalsGOAL 1: Cultivate compassionate leaders who are committed to sustainable change across dividesGOAL 2: Advance leaders’ skills in conflict resolution, peacebuilding and conflict transformationGOAL 3: Foster connection to and respect for the environmentGOAL 4: Create and strengthen active networks of peacebuildersThe NeedOne of the most critical findings of the 2010 Report of The United States Institute of Peace on the topic of graduate education in peace and conflict was the need for field experience and applied skills in conflict resolution and peacebuilding.What is experiential peacebuilding?Experiential peacebuilding is a term we use to describe an approach that applies experiential learning or “learning by doing” to the challenge of building relationships between people on different sides of conflict.Participants’ ExperiencesRead more about past participants’ experiences on the Practicum on our blog.PhotosCheck out photos from previous Practicums.Share with a friendDownload our flyer and share this opportunity with a friend.Program at a GlanceDay 1: Preparation
Days 2 – 8: On the Trail, Backpacking, Homestay, Overnight Solo, Rappel
Day 9: UPEACE Day
Day 10: ClosureDates4 – 13 January 2017 (10 days)Course begins at 9AM in San Jose. Participants should plan to arrive by Tuesday, January 3rd and not fly out before 2PM on the 13th.LocationPiedras Blancas, Costa Rica. Participants will fly into San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO).Tuition$2350 USD. This does not include the cost of  incidentals, airfare, and visas.FAQ’sClick here to visit our FAQ page.Contact Outward Bound PeacebuildingE-mail: programs[at]outwardboundpeace.orgTel.: +1 (347) 537-4516