My Course Stories

My Course Stories

Bob's OB Experience at 70

Bob's OB Experience at 70

What makes a great 70th birthday present? An Outward Bound course, of course! Read Bob's first hand account from when he first discovered he was going to OB, to when he completed his 8 days in Anakiwa. Read more

Fostering Intercultural Understanding

Fostering Intercultural Understanding

First year university student Dima Alsheikh recently completed an Outward Bound ‘Southern Cross’ course; her experience was so profound she is passing the baton on to her younger siblings in the hope they too will discover there is 'more in them'. Read more

Passing the Baton

Passing the Baton

What do a public relations professional, a former model agency owner, a human capital consultant, a tech company sales whizz and a supply chain manager have in common? A single OB baton! Read more

Inspiring Alumni - Lisa Phillips

Inspiring Alumni - Lisa Phillips

Two years ago, at age 40, Christchurch based Lisa Phillips took part in the low impact 8-day Aspire course. Lisa shares her amazing journey with us and the excitement of discovering a whole new side of herself. Read more

Bound For Adventure

Bound For Adventure

For those willing to step outside their comfort zone. Outward Bound offers the unique opportunity to make new friends, connect with the natural world, and possibly even find something in yourself that you never knew was there. Read more

Blake's Ka Mahi Scholarship

Blake's Ka Mahi Scholarship

With the help of a Ka Mahi Scholarship, Otago Unversity student Blake Porteous was able to attend a 21-day Outward Bound Classic course. We caught up with Blake to see what he got out of his OB course and why he'd recommend others to apply for a scholarship. Read more

Tales of Outward Bound, from 1964 to today

Tales of Outward Bound, from 1964 to today

After becoming inspired by ex-instructor Doug Hutchinson's tales of his time as an instructor in 1964, Serpil decided to dig a little deeper into the history of Outward Bound and how the school operates today. The result is a dynamic and engaging radio documentary giving from varying perspectives on OB, from the early 60's to today. Read more