Our homebase: Madrid
This is where Gogi Abroad started! The name GOGI Abroad (Go Outward, Grow Inward) comes from the Director, Liz Jackson’s own study abroad experience. Gogi Arroyo, a woman from Madrid, took Liz under her wing on her first trip to Spain as a teenager, a trip that changed her life, inspiring her to become a lifelong student of the world, its people and their cultures.
Gogi embodies all of the experience a study abroad student could ask for and more. Gogi is an elder, a sage. She is a teacher, a friend and most importantly, she is family. She lives the culture and has inspired how Gogi Abroad sculpts programs to give the students the same opportunity to cultivate rich and unforgettable life experiences. Students will learn about Madrid, tour the vibrant and cultural city and live with a homestay.
Beyond Homebase: El Camino de Santiago
You will end your Tribal Ambassador Gap Year in Spain! This is an important contrast to experience for optimal self-discovery and learning. You will land in Madrid and stay with a family as you prepare for your expedition.Here you will learn about the life of Spaniards and finish your incredible year by walking El Camino de Santiago. This is a rite of passage and it has been a pilgrimage for many people throughout history. No one is ever alone on the El Camino and this 15-day hike allows you to discover the divine within you.