As we find ourselves carving out our own, slightly less conventional route through life, I would like to introduce you to the World school hub.
Families are beginning to reimagine what education looks like and embracing alternative approaches that combine travel and learning.
Worldschooling allows families to embark on global adventures, immersing themselves in different cultures and environments while nurturing a love for learning. Today, we unveil the concept of a worldschool hub—a vibrant center that serves as a haven for families and individuals pursuing this unconventional educational path.
What is a Worldschool Hub?
A worldschool hub is a physical location that caters to the needs of worldschooling families and individuals. It is a place where like-minded individuals come together to share experiences, resources, and opportunities for education through travel. These hubs are designed to create a supportive community and provide access to various amenities and services that enhance the worldschooling experience. This can be a permanent physical space, a organised temporary meet up, a pop up or a much more casual arrangement to meet at a particular place.
- A Hub for Connection and Collaboration:
At a worldschool hub, families and individuals can connect with others who share their passion for alternative education and global exploration. It serves as a meeting point for families from different backgrounds, enabling them to forge friendships, share insights, and build a network of support. Collaborative projects, workshops, and social events foster an environment of shared learning and creativity.
- Resources and Facilities:
Worldschool hubs offer a range of resources and facilities tailored to the unique needs of traveling families. These may include prearranged/recommended accommodation for families, classrooms/settings equipped with educational materials, libraries, technology centers, and recreational areas. These amenities ensure that families have access to an educational infrastructure while on the move, providing a stable environment for learning.
- Educational Enrichment:
A crucial aspect of a worldschool hub is its dedication to educational enrichment. Hubs can organise trips, guest lectures, workshops, and cultural exchanges to expose families to diverse learning experiences. By collaborating with local experts and organisations, worldschool hubs facilitate immersive and hands-on learning opportunities that expand horizons and deepen understanding.
- Community Support:
Worldschooling can sometimes be a challenging journey. A worldschool hub offers a strong support system by connecting families with other worldschoolers who can offer guidance, advice, and mentorship. Sharing triumphs, challenges, and resources within a community of fellow travelers fosters resilience and ensures a sense of belonging.
- Gateway to Local Experiences:
In addition to providing a nurturing environment within the hub, worldschool hubs act as gateways to local experiences in the surrounding area. They serve as valuable resources, offering information, and learning experiences unique to the region. This access empowers families to further enrich their worldschooling adventures with the knowledge and expertise available locally.
Where to start?
Worldschool hubs are blossoming hubs of inspiration and education for families seeking an alternative approach to learning through travel. These vibrant centers offer a supportive community, resources, and facilities that foster educational growth and meaningful connections. By embracing the worldschooling lifestyle and engaging with worldschool hubs, families can embark on an extraordinary journey of discovery, expanding their horizons and cultivating a love for lifelong learning.
But with so many hubs available and a whole variety of different things on offer, we have compiled a list of questions to ask before booking into a hub.
The first question you need to ask yourself is;
- What are your expectations/priorities of the hub?
This is possibly the most important question is helping to decide if the hub aligns with your ideas. What are you hoping to get out of the hub? This will look differently for everybody but things to consider;
- Are you looking for community of other travelling families?
- Do you want an experience within a local community?
- Are you wanting a fixed itinerary or flexible?
- What are your academic expectations?
- Do you want the option to participate in activities?
- Do you want to be in a city/country?
- Do you want activities for parents?
- If you child has specific needs or requirements, can the hub support these?
- Consider cost of living in the hub destination
- Consider costs of travelling to the hub
- Obviously if there is a charge for the hub, what does that cover?
- What are the accommodation options?
Before signing up, here are some questions to ask the hub organiser
- How long has the hub been running?
- How many families have attended?
- Have any families left before the end of the hub and what was the reason why?
- What is their cancellation policy?
- What does a typical day look like?
- How many children attend?
- What is the staff to child ratio?
- What is the setting?
- Do they have insurance?
- What is the cost and what is not included?
- Do you have any reviews or testimonials from previous families?
These questions are not an exhaustive list, but they are a starting point to finding the right worldschool hub for your family.
Here are some of the Worldschooling Hubs we have attended so far.
Indonesia 🇮🇩 – The Woodschool Bali
If you have any questions about our hub experience drop us a message or head on over to our Instagram and let’s chat.
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