Edumadic organizes and leads programs around the world for groups of online learners who want to combine their online classes with world travel.
We've been running our programs since 2017, and are the first and only study abroad / gap year program designed specifically for online students.
When combining online classes with world travel, it's vitally important that you have your own space to recharge and relax. That's why each Edumad on our programs always has their own private room.
You will also have access to a study space with super fast internet and comfortable seating and desks. Perfect for keeping on top of your online classes!
You'll be living, learning and exploring alongside a handpicked group of like-minded individuals.
All participants of our programs must be taking online classes. Most are taking classes towards a degree, but not all.
90% of Edumads are 18-25 years old, with the average age being 22.
Our Program Coordinators live alongside participants for the duration of the program. They are available 24 hours a day to assist in any situation.
Beyond the Coordinators themselves, Edumadic has an extensive support network of local suppliers, agents, and advisors in each location, accumulated from both previous time on programs in that region and the personal travel experiences of all Edumadic staff.
We provide you with our own personalized maps and location guides with information collated from all our past programs as well as our own personal exploration.
We also provide a briefing on arrival, sharing with you the most important information, particularly around safety and navigating the neighborhood you will be calling home.
The Edumadic team are on hand to organise various trips and events throughout the program.
Typically this means daily activities in the area that we live, weekly day trips to tourist hotspots, and bi-weekly overnight excursions to exciting sights and experiences that are a bit further afield.
In each destination you will have the opportunity to volunteer in the local environment and giveback to the community that hosts our programs.
The opportunities vary depending on the location and season, but most often they involve animal welfare, the environment, and teaching english.
Landing in a new country can be stressful, and is the time that you're most vulnerable to scams. We will pick you up from the airport to make sure your time abroad starts without a hitch.
Transfers from our accommodation back to the airport are not included in program fees but we will assist in organizing this for you.
If you believe our past Edumads, joining one of our programs is probably going to change your life!
The online classes you plan to take while on an Edumadic program are not included in the program fees unless explicitly stated otherwise.
Ultimately it is each Edumad's responsibility to ensure they are enrolled in classes appropriate for taking while on a program. However, we can offer guidance on what type of classes and course-load is suitable for a program.
We have also collected the best online courses for college credit on the internet in our Course Catalog. These courses are all very well suited for combining with world travel.
Your initial flight from your home to the start of the program, and from the end of the program back home, are not included in the program fees.
We offer flight booking support upon request, and can assist in planning transfers between back to back programs.
A member of the program team will meet you at the airport to make sure you safe get to our accommodation.
Participants need to bring money to cover their living costs on the program.
Estimated living costs are listed on each program's dedicated page. It includes allowance for food, drink, entertainment and all typical activities and excursions that are enjoyed in that location.
All our participants are required to acquire appropriate travel insurance for the duration of programs they attend.
Due to the long term nature of our programs your home insurance is unlikely to be appropriate.
We are happy to suggest insurance providers designed for participants of programs such as ours.
Edumads are responsible for their own visa to be granted entry into the country.
Most programs run in countries where there is no pre-planning required to enter the country. Visas are issued at immigration as you go through the airport, or are not required at all. Sometimes a small fee is charged.
We will inform you of the visa requirements for the program you choose to attend, but ultimately it is your responsibility to ensure you are eligible to enter the country where your program runs.
Our programs are designed for anyone that wants to combine learning online with world travel. The concept is simple, if you're taking classes online, why not live abroad while you do it?
The Edumads that join our programs fit into a few clear categories. They want to:
Our programs are an excellent alternative to traditional study abroad programs.
Whether it's after high school, during college, or after graduation, time on an Edumadic program is a great way to take time out, see the world, and still move your education forward.
We choose locations that are perfect for traveling online students to spend a month or more.
When choosing locations, there are many factors we consider. Some of the key ones are:
A few quick questions about you, where you would like to join us, and when.Apply to Join
Longer form questions to measure whether our programs are a good fit for you, and vice versa. The more information you can give in these answers the better evaluation we can make. 2 hours to complete.
A link to Part 2 of the application will be sent upon receipt of part 1.
A 30 minute video call with a member of the team. We will ask questions related to your responses in parts 1 and 2, and you will have the opportunity to ask any final questions about the program.
A deposit of $600 is required to secure your place on each program you want to attend, and is subtracted from the program fees.
Places are filled on a first come first serve basis, and your place is not guaranteed until your deposit is paid.
We will provide in depth support on what and how you need to prepare for the program in the lead up to its start, including information regarding:
Alumni of our programs are granted the following benefits: