We created bubbled campuses for 135 college students with 0 covid cases >

Study Where You
Want To Live

Live In A Community. Grow As An Individual.
Keep Earning Your Degree.

A Remarkable Project

135 students, 22 staff members, 12 guest lecturers, 2 campuses, 3 semester cohorts, >$180k in financial support to students, 37 weekend overnight trips, >400 workshop events, >70 Sunday and small group meetings, 14 brand new sport leads, countless boulder problems, and lots of walks around the lake or up to A Bluff. We accomplished a lot. And all while students excelled in their college courses (or skipped class to go climbing).

Celebrate An Incredible Year


Hear from our students about why they joined A Place Beyond

Be In Community

Building a strong network requires more than just connecting with someone on LinkedIn. It requires collaboration, communication, and emotional intelligence. These are learned skills.

At APB, we learned and applied these skills in real time while building strong relationships, the atomic unit of any community.

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The Great Next Door

We took advantage of on-campus or nearby trails for day trips or quick overnights. Our campuses' proximity to the Grand Canyon, Joshua Tree, Great Sand Dunes, and the Ten Mile Range made them a perfect jumping off point for our weekend trips.

Weekend Trips

The best of the US without taking a year off.

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Joshua Tree

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Great Sand Dune

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Black Canyon

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Grand Canyon Photo

Grand Canyon

Workshops And Activities

It’s okay to want it all: academic rigor, professional mentorship, and a connected community invested in changing the world.

Our program of optional trips, workshops, and drop-in activities are specifically designed to adapt to our communities. Our communities co-created workshops or series like:

  • Design thinking
  • Communication
  • Photography
  • Carpentry
  • Cooking
  • Personal finance
  • Storytelling
  • Rock climbing
  • Kayaking
  • Anti-racism
  • Goal-setting
  • Gardening
  • Professional and graduate school advising
  • Nutrition
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92% of employers agree that soft skills matter as much if not more than hard skills.

What are these soft skills anyway? Empathy, self-regulation, collaboration, and creative problem solving are just a few of the tools needed to navigate this ever-changing, complex world. The more we use these skills in our work and relationships, the more we can build more impactful initiatives. APB provided a space where students can earn a traditional degree and prepare for the real world at the same time.

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