Going Outward Bound

When GLOBE 2.0 was announced, we all knew that there would be some significant changes to the structure of the programme. Yet, what we did not know, was that the greatest change to GLOBE would actually be the introduction of the Outward Bound trip.

For those that are not familiar with Outward Bound, it is a global organization that focuses on developing participants’ character and social skills through challenging outdoor activities and expeditions. In our case, this meant a week-long camping trip in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, where groups of 8-12 GLOBE students spent 24/7 together: no running water, no beds, no phones.