Here's what our past Edumads had to say

 

We know reviews are usually BS, but we promise ours are real! Clicking on each Edumad's picture will take you to their Instagram Profile.

Taylor L

"Edumadic provided a foundation for upon which I built the confidence to become fully nomadic. Before Edumadic the thought of hopping on a plane flying to a foreign country to complete a semester of school was nerve wracking; I had traveled on my own before but never had the responsibility of completing online university in tandem. My fears were subdued as the facilities provided and the experiences shared with great friends proved this approach to travel and education really does work.

Studying online proved to be easier than expected and my main priority became building bonds and sharing experiences with those in the group. Zach is a smart guy, he has a knack for finding locations and accommodation that suits a productive environment. The whole Edumadic team were incredibly friendly and there for all of us when we needed them. I’ve gained such confidence in this way of life that I’m continuing to travel and study online for the foreseeable future! This is something I would never have done before my time with Edumadic. The whole experience allowed me to reinvent the way I study and rediscover the way I travel.

Thanks for everything guys!"


Allison

"If you’ve come across Edumadic and are looking at the reviews for guidance - do it. Dive in! An Edumadic Program, regardless of location, is going to be so amazingly unique to this particular time in your life and an experience that you’ll never regret. In fact... you’re going to be ready for more in the end, just as I am! The experience gave me complete confidence to travel alone in new countries immediately after as well.

Having traveled solo afterwards and previously with another non study focused travel group, it became crystal clear to me that having a consistent group of travel buddies who have the same priorities as you in the way they live and explore day-to-day is truly a luxury. This is what makes Edumadic stand out and what will make you feel like you have a supportive group to call home.

My time abroad with Edumadic allowed me to compromise with society and live life in the way I had always dreamt, while still accomplishing my expected eduction goals with online courses through the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Break out of the repetition and find your own way - as an Edumad. 

I’d do it again in a heartbeat :)"


Jesse

"12 weeks, 3 homes, 9 cities visited, 53 online lessons from 8 different educational platforms, 5 songs learnt on guitar, 39 yoga sessions, and most importantly, 11 friends for a lifetime <3.

Having followed the standard cycle of “study hard, get good grades, and repeat” all my life, and before entering the next round of “work hard, get promotions, and repeat” phase, I’m glad Edumadic has come in, twisted my lifeline, and showed me what more is out there. Yes, travelling and studying could co-exist; no, foreigners are not monsters; and hey, I can and I will do
the crazy things like cliff jumping, free diving, and windsurfing with my fellow Edumads!

“I can no other answer make but thanks, and thanks, and ever thanks”. - Twelfth Night, Shakespeare"


Agravante

"When accepting the Edumadic offer, all I wanted was to be out of corporate life. I had no real idea of where I was going or what was in store. The locations were some I knew very little about, and most likely never would have traveled to if it weren’t as part of this Program. I had worked remotely before, so time management wasn’t an issue. The reason for not travelling until now was the fear of being an “ignorant American”. I soon learnt that it’s not so bad to be ignorant of the world if you’re devoted to fixing it.

I fell in love with the cultures I was exposed to, and found close friendships in every place we visited. Being surrounded by like-minded people from all over gave me a larger taste of the world, more than I could ever taste at home.

Writing this, I’ve been home for less than a month and I’m already longing for the crazy adventures, late night talks, and cuddles shared between my newly found family. I am incredibly grateful for the people I met, for they have validated many things in my existence and helped me develop a greater sense of myself."


Caitlin

"Edumadic is the ideal balance between the freedom and independence of traveling abroad and the sense of community that is key to creating meaningful experiences.

With the opportunity for each individual to pick their own course of study, the group brings together a diverse set of ideas. One of my favorite memories from the trip was sitting on our front porches and having deep and meaningful discussions about our beliefs and challenging each other to consider each others different perspectives of the world.

When I first accepted my spot on the trip, I had no idea if I was making the right decision. After what I would consider to be a life changing experience, I have no doubt it was the right choice and I recommend it to anyone who is thinking about spending time abroad."


Taylor E.

"When I stumbled upon Edumadic I was at a point in my life where I felt I needed to further my education, but would rather spend my time travelling. The idea of doing both simultaneously had never occured to me, and this sudden opportunity to do so with a like-minded group of people was incredibly appealing.

I was really looking forward to learning about the culture in the countries we’d be living. Spending a full month in each destination, along with the planning and know-how of the Edumadic team, made it possible to appreciate the unique details of each community we were submersed in.

Perhaps the best aspect of the trip was the group of people I had the pleasure of spending three months with. Although I was on this trip to complete a portion of my formal schooling, the most valuable education was that which I gained from the people around me. Through both direct conversations and indirect actions, my fellow Edumads taught me so much about art, travel, beauty, humanity, and most of all, love. I wound up learning so much more about myself and the world around me, and I emerged a much happier, more confident person.


Fermin

"Long term travel is something that's always been on my radar, and I finally had the opportunity to make it a reality with Edumadic. The opportunity to combine it with online education was too good to turn down. The experience as a whole has taught me so much about living in different countries and helped me grow as a person alongside a group of inspiring people. Being able to share memorable experiences through our adventures was golden. The atmosphere was so friendly and everyone in the group had something to add, which often led to great conversation. The Edumadic team were always on hand which was a lifesaver on more than one occasion!

It was a hell of a ride and helped me gain some much needed perspective after graduating. Not to mention the friends and memories I made, which I will cherish for a long time to come."


Melissa

"I took a huge leap of faith with Edumadic and quit my career to see if it was possible to explore new opportunities while traveling with the benefit of unlimited vacation time. I thought the best case scenario would be if I connected with some interesting people and had a few memorable adventures to look back on. 

Now I can say that best case scenario x100 wouldn't do justice to the last three months. I formed lifelong friendships with everyone and I can't imagine not having those crazy, adventurous spirits in my life! The entire experience challenged what I already knew about travel, it constantly forced me out of my comfort zone, and I discovered that I'm a lot more fearless than I thought!

I'm now motivated to find a remote job that will accommodate lifelong learning and exploring, and I owe that all to Edumadic."


Baptiste

"Having lived in South East Asia for 6 months last year, I can tell you the hardest part of this kind of lifestyle is finding like-minded people to surround yourself with. When you find yourself in the hostel crowd (as I often did), it’s very easy to become distracted, lose motivation, and get nothing done. Edumadic provided us with everything we needed during these 12 weeks to focus on our projects and still explore amazing new landscapes.

I think it's important to mention that Zach and Marc are great to travel with and really put the icing on the cake of this experience. After travelling for a while
myself I'm quite picky when it comes to the company I keep, as I think everyone should be. So it's high praise when I say that it was a pleasure to spend so much time with these guys!

All in all, this experience changed all of us for the best. We’ve come out with a new perspective on education, travel & life. I’ll definitely send my un-born children
on an Edumadic program!"


Josh

"Edumadic for me was the leap I needed to move my ambitions and aspirations forward. Travelling is something that has always been a dream of mine and this was the perfect stepping stone to make that dream a reality.

My personal experience on this trip was mind-blowing and unforgettable. The opportunities for growth were endless. I was exposed to different cultures, inspiring travelers, beautiful sites, delectable food, and adventures galore all while keeping myself in check with studies and work. It couldn't have been more perfect!"


Chris

"Although I'm a seasoned traveler and have lived in quite a few places, I've always been hesitant to take the leap of fully becoming a digital nomad. Doing this program was the perfect 'intro' to that lifestyle. Through Edumadic, I found the confidence to work and study in different parts of the world, and thrive doing so. I fell in love with new cities, and made friends with people full of the same passion to travel, learn, and grow. I'm glad I became an Edumad and I can't wait to do something like this all over again!"


Jorien

"From travelling model to travelling student was a big change in lifestyle but I'm so happy I took the leap. I joined the program to give myself time to learn, read, explore and figure out my next step in life. And I certainly did all of those things, from hammocks in India, cafés in Thailand, and Villas in Bali!

Throughout this trip I did things I would never have dreamt before. I've kayaked 3 kilometres round an island in the Arabian Sea and surfed in Bali, which is quite the feat if you consider I was scared of the sea when I first arrived! I've climbed active volcanoes in the middle of the night, driven a scooter through the mountains of northern Thailand for 4 hours, and fallen in love with Muay Thai. It's safe to say my comfort zone has been well and truly shattered!

As well as my fellow Edumads, I met lots of people who opened my eyes to the world that we live in and the opportunities available to me if I had the bravery and curiorisity to seek them out. These are the lessons that travel itself teaches you, that no university, book, or online course can. 

Someone once said that travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer, that is definitely true of my Edumadic experience!"


Matea

"After finishing high school, I was unsure of what I wanted to do next, so instead of signing up for university to get a degree in something that I wasn't passionate about, I jetted off to Australia for a few months to broaden my horizons and perhaps get some inspiration for what I wanted to do next. I absolutely loved my time down under, it was such a great adventure that I will cherish forever. 

Coming home was tough. I was confronted with the reality that I had to move my education forward, but I'd fallen in love with travelling and the thought of tying myself down to a university for 3 or 4 years did not sit well with me. I had a better idea of the direction I wanted to go, but still didn't feel ready to commit to it.

So when I heard about Edumadic it seemed like the perfect opportunity for me to keep travelling whilst also really figuring out exactly what I wanted to do with my life, and working towards those things. 

Having spent 12 weeks travelling with Edumadic, I can say that it was a huge step in the right direction. I made new friends with the same mindset and curiosity as me, travelled to beautiful places, and at the end of it all, managed to finish two online courses, which is much more than I thought I would if I'm being completely honest! These courses confirmed the direction I wanted to take my education, and gave me the confidence to commit wholeheartedly to the pursuit of it.

I couldn't be more thankful that I took this opportunity!"


Will

"I found Edumadic at a point in my life where I stood at a figurative fork in the road with three paths to choose from, each holding a drastically different future for me. The first of these paths involved me continuing to work. The second path had me pursuing my passion to travel, and the third was a familiar one that lead back to school to chase another piece of paper to frame and hang on the wall. 

Edumadic provided me a program that merged two of these paths allowing me to pursue them simultaneously. It allowed me to travel to Asia, a place I wouldn't of travelled to on my own due to a stigma that had been placed in my head by the media and my surroundings. I can now confidently say that I have never been more wrong in my life and I never would’ve thought I'd enjoy this part of the world as much as I did. 

It also allowed me take the third path and advance my education in an unconventional way. Most people advance their education from a stationary campus but with Edumadic my campus was wherever I wanted it to be. By taking online courses I could study from anywhere I pleased be that a beach in India, a co-working space in Chiang Mai or a coffee shop in Bali.   

Finally Edumadic put together a very well selected group of people with similar goals and compatible personalities that not only made the journey a productive one but an extremely fun one. Many think travelling and studying can't go hand in hand but when you are surrounded by a group of like minded people who all have their own studies to pursue it makes it possible. Through this journey with Edumadic I have made memories and relationships with people that will stay with me forever."

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