About Evolve

- a gap year you won’t forget -

About Evolve

Evolve Tours has administered student travel programs for over a decade with high standards of safety. This new program, Evolve Gap Year, carries on our tradition of safety, adventure, education and fun in an extended program. Evolve Gap Year is a 3-month program combining coaching, travel, mentoring, unique experiences, certificates, new friends and hands-on learning.

Evolve Guides support you before, during and after the 3-month journey.  During this time, you will earn four certificates, travel to five countries, visit multiple ecosystems, live and participate in a variety of diverse cultures, and be introduced to new languages. Evolve Gap Year offers a wide variety of experiences for your multiple learning choices: visual, audio, tactile and hands-on, observation and immersion styles.

Build new skills while you earn these four certificates:

  • Permaculture Design Course Certificate while living on a permaculture farm in Costa Rica;
  • Wilderness First Responder Certificate included in a Wilderness Medicine course in Mount Shasta, CA;
  • Open Water Diver course certification in Mexico, and
  • Reiki, Level 1 and 2, certification in Costa Rica.

When do we start?

In 2018, Evolve Gap Year starts in the Fall semester, mid-September through mid-December.

Our Values

Our core values are born from our love for nature and our respect for global cultures.

Our sustainable travel and cultural immersion program offers our participants the opportunity to develop respect, compassion and empathy for themselves and others.

Our program empowers leaders to develop social intelligence, that ability to recognize interpersonal dynamics and adapt quickly to different social situations. We believe that giving opportunities to be successful in practicing these positive qualities will enrich each individual and benefit our world.

By offering a wide variety of new experiences, Evolve Gap Year builds a strong foundation for future personal success.


We can find Nature outside us only if we have first learned to know her within us. What is akin to her within us must be our guide. This marks out our path of enquiry
-Rudolf Steiner