Our Mission


Make spending time abroad as a student accessible to everyone.

It's widely understood that studying abroad is one of the most enriching experiences a student can have, yet only 2% of US students do so each year.

Why? Maybe it's because the average cost of a study abroad semester is $18,000!

Our approach to studying abroad cuts that cost in half.


Create the perfect gap year.

Our gap year programs include:

  • Living abroad
  • Highly transferable college credit
  • Volunteering opportunities

And much more, at a fraction of the cost of equivalent programs.


Build better humans.

"Broad, wholesome, charitable views cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one's lifetime." - Twain

"It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education." - Einstein

"A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants." - Dylan


The way we spend the early years of our adulthood is fundamentally broken.

At this crucial time in our lives we should take time to know ourselves, the world, and our place in it.

Education is vital, but doesn't have to be delivered from the confines of a university campus.

Meet our Founder

Zach Clenaghan

In late 2015 Zach set out on his own experiment of combining online education with world travel. 7 months and one broken leg later, Zach realised that this would have been so much easier with a community of fellow online learners around him. The result of this realization is the company you see today.

When Zach isn't building Edumadic, you can usually find him surfing, freediving, or being irritatingly curious about human behaviour.

You can find Zach on Instagram @zachetcetc

Edumadic's Story

October '15

Zach sets out on his solo Edumadic adventure

June '16

  • Zach returns from Edumadic adventure with idea of tours for online learners
  • Edumadic is founded

Jan - Apr '17

  • Inaugural program runs
  • 12 weeks, 1 month each in India, Thailand, and Bali

Summer '18

1st 6 week program runs

Sept '19

Partnership with online universities is launched


  • 1st programs outside of Asia
  • Semester and session programming is launched
  • "The Edumadic Playbook" is released
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