Dates & Information

students peeking out from orange tentProgram dates

LeapYear Fall 2020: Semester 1

September 8-16: First retreat @ Peaceful Meadow, Boulder, CO

September 16 - December 1: Group travel

December 1-11: Second retreat @ Peaceful Meadow, Boulder, CO

December 11, 2019 - January 14, 2020: Home

LeapYear Spring 2021: Semester 2

January 15 - April 11: Learning Service Projects or “Independent" Experiences

April 12-22: Third retreat @ Peaceful Meadow, Boulder, CO

Additional information

Group Size 

Travel groups are typically 8-10 students with two group leader. Cohorts are usually 12-35 at retreats. 

Arrival/Closure 

The program begins and concludes in Boulder, Colorado at or near the Naropa University campus. Students arrange their own transportation to and from Boulder.  

Academic Credit 

Students are enrolled as full-time BA students at Naropa University and earn a full year of college credit. For details, please visit our curriculum page. LeapYear can also be used as an alternative for high school completion. 

Application & Admission Process 

Admissions page