Hello! Welcome to a quick update from A Place Beyond.
Yesterday, we closed our priority application window for the spring! It lasted 2 weeks and drew in over 170 prospective participants (Beyonders? APBists? We’re still struggling with this over here and would love input if you have any.) We’re happy to announce that 38 people have put down deposits and are set to join us in the spring with 50 more signing up for welcome calls and finishing up the application process. If you’re interested in applying or learning more, we’d love to hear from you soon -- there is plenty of room left, but spots are filling up quickly.
We’re equally excited to announce that, so far, 17 students on our current campus are returning for their second APB semester this spring. Returning students are going to be incredibly valuable to building our community culture as we move into our second cohort, and these students are such lovely people to keep within our APB family.
Currently, they’re leaning hard into midterms, reveling in our first snowfall, taking in the views at the grand canyon, and engaging in a lot of good baking in the student kitchen. There’s nothing better than drinking some homemade Mexican hot chocolate, smelling cookies in the oven, and watching the snowfall with friends.