Study Abroad Programs

Coliving Abroad for Online Students

Bring your classes, we'll handle the rest

Programs start at $1,300 per month

Key Features

  • Programs run for either 4 or 6 weeks to a single location
  • 10 to 20 Edumads join each program
  • Edumads live in the same accommodation for the duration of the program. Each Edumad has their own private room
  • Time on a program is designed specifically to allow students both the time to complete assignments and the freedom to enjoy and explore the location they are living in
  • Programs run throughout the year, meaning Edumads can join us for 1 month, a semester, a year, or their entire degree!
  • Programs cost $1,800 - $3,800 for a 6 week program, depending on location

What's Included?

Accommodation & study space

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!

Community

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.

24/7 in person support

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.

Location guides & maps

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.

Organization of trips and events

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.

Volunteering opportunities

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.

Airport transfer on arrival

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.

A life changing experience

If you believe our past Edumads, joining one of our programs is probably going to change your life!

Jessica

"This time in a different part of the world was the perfect reset button from my stressful life at home. I loved the activities they suggested, and the foundation of our trip was perfectly curated. I personally felt like my only requirement was to show up."
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Matea

“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.”
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Joshua

“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.”
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Caitlin C

“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.”
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Jack

“Could I have done this trip alone? Yes. But after just the first day on my trip I remembered why I didn't. Edumadic is a community. We worked together, ate meals together, and even collaborated on projects.”
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Erin P

“It taught me that you don’t have to choose between a dream of traveling and an education. I’ll never forget the friends I made”
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Anna

“This trip changed my life in too many ways to count. It pushed me to hold myself accountable with my educational pursuits. It also gave me a support system of Program Coordinators and fellow Edumads that I know will become lifelong friends.”
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Anna J

“The new people, places, and experiences I came across in my three months with Edumadic have opened my eyes to things I never would have experienced had I stayed where I was, and I will be forever grateful for it.”
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Allison C

“Between dizzyingly narrow coastal climbs, regular sunset escapes to the beach, or a good old-fashioned study session at a cute cafe, my Edumadic experience was just like what I dreamed of, and then some.”
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Victoria

“after leaving behind the life I had been leading the past months, I stood in the bathroom and looked at my freckled, lightly sunburned face and realized: I have changed, grown, become ultimately happier, and am slowly becoming the person I always strived to be.”
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Bea

“One of the things I like most about Edumadic was the community, all from different countries, with a desire to learn, not only from their course but from other cultures as well.”
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Carly

“Edumadic helped me to further my international education without the price of overseas tuition. It also helped me create new friendships and memories that I hope to have for a lifetime. Most importantly, Edumadic helped me push myself to try something new, that ultimately became one of the best and most transformational experiences of my life.”
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William

“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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Jesse

“I’m glad Edumadic has come in, twisted my lifeline, and showed me what more is out there.”
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Madeline

“Edumadic gave me the perfect balance of online studies, socialization, independence, and traveling.”
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Maricel

“Edumadic has been a priceless experience and the most smooth sailing trip of my life. More importantly it has encouraged me to grow and learn, to experiment, and to reach out of my comfort zone.“
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Charlotte

"Edumadic created an ideal environment to take a few extra courses online while living abroad. Not only were locations hand-picked to best suit the life of a travelling student, but the organization succeeded in bringing together a community of people all committed to pursuing online education."
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Taylor E

“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.”
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Cassie F

“I was drawn to Edumadic’s promise of travelling AND studying with a group of people with the same mindset as me. Not only did Edumadic deliver on that promise, they exceeded my already-high expectations and gave me one of the best experiences of my life.”
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Agravante

“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.”
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Guillermo

“Now I can say, Edumadic was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. Traveling has opened my mind to new perspectives and my fellow Edumads have inspired me to reach new levels and find my own way.”
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Rachel

"This program helped me develop the skills needed to further my education and world travel beyond Edumadic. Plus, I have another excuse to travel; to visit my fellow Edumads!”
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Allison E

“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!”
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Daphne

“Being able to combine traveling, meeting beautiful souls from all over the world and studying was a life changing experience! I wish I could do it all over again.”
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Amber

“Edumadic was one of the best decisions I could have ever made for myself. Not only am I confident traveling alone now but I finally found my passion in life.”
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Melissa

“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!”
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Erin O

“It gave me the perfect safe and supportive learning environment while encouraging me to go off and have incredible adventures with some of the most inspiring and wonderful people I’ve ever met. It was an impulse I couldn’t be more glad I followed through with and would do it again in a heartbeat.”
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Taylor L

“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.”
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Chris

“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.”
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Alex D

“Experiencing all these incredible things together like 2 AM hikes up a mountain to catch a sunrise that literally takes your breath away; to just having your morning cup of coffee together at the local cafe while you study, we formed bonds that reach all over the world.”
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Jorien

“It's safe to say my comfort zone has been well and truly shattered! 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.”
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Jessica

"This time in a different part of the world was the perfect reset button from my stressful life at home. I loved the activities they suggested, and the foundation of our trip was perfectly curated. I personally felt like my only requirement was to show up."
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Emma

"The balance of adventure and study was perfect, and I loved having the flexibility to study as much as I wanted.”
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Rylee

“I made lifelong friendships with people that helped me grow, we traveled to places that I never even knew existed and I finished my two year degree all in the span of three months.”
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Fermin

“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.”
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What's Not Included?

Classes

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.

Flights

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.

Spending Money

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.

Travel Insurance

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.

Visas

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.

Who's it for?

Our programs are an excellent alternative to traditional study abroad programs.

  • Join 1 program for a month, 4 for a whole semester, 12 for an entire year, and anything in between!
  • Travel to anywhere we're running a program (or anywhere in the world if you join the Academy!), not only to major cities where your university has a partner.
  • Guarantee that credits earnt will transfer by taking classes online, through your home university or an alternative college course provider.
  • Pay a fraction of the cost of studying abroad the traditional way. Traveling with Edumadic is about 50% cheaper!
Ohio State University
Colorado State University Global
University of San Diego
UC Santa Barbara
University of Michigan
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Oklahoma State University
University of Memphis
University of Illinois
University of Toronto
Tufts University
Brandman University
Just some of the universities that our Edumads have come from.

Program Locations

Where we Travel

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:

  • Affordability: Living there will cost you less than living at home
  • Safety: We would never run a program to a location we are not certain is safe, and that we haven't spent significant time living in ourselves
  • Enrichment: All the locations we travel to are awesome! They have so much to offer the Edumads that are fortunate enough to spend a month or more living in them.
  • Comfort: We choose locations that have accommodation and neighborhoods well suited to our needs as traveling online students. All locations have internet which is fast and reliable enough to not hinder our online classes.

Upcoming Programs

Bali

9th Nov - 7th Dec (1 month)

$2,150

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How to Join

1st: Complete the Application Process

Part 1 - Basic information

A few quick questions about you, where you would like to join us, and when.

Apply to Join

Part 2 - Getting to know you

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.

Part 3 - Final round interview

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.

2nd: Securing your place

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.

3rd: Prepare for your program

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:

  • Payment of remaining fees (due 9 weeks before departure)
  • Flight booking
  • Visas (if required)
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccinations
  • Location guide
  • Packing lists
  • Meeting the community online

After the program

Alumni of our programs are granted the following benefits:

  • $400 discount on all programs after completion of your 1st
  • Automatic entry into our Ambassador program. Earn money for spreading the word!