Learning Links

Rancho Mastatal has forged connections around the world with people and organizations that in some way speak to our core values.  This links section connects you to some of these folks.  As the number of our relationships has increased, we found the need to break down these pages in to these easier to navigate categories.  

This section represents educational resources for the curious travelers. Schools for language study, green architecture, alternative energy technologies, spiritual awakening and more.

Aerie School for Backcountry Medicineis a small organization whose reputation in wilderness medicine rests on a high level of competence in our instructors, along with strong personal connections with our students. Aerie courses combine focused, up-to-the-minute medical information with deep practical experience.

Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Warren, Vermont offers over 150 hands-on courses per year in design, construction, woodworking, and architectural craft and offers avariety of courses concentrating in sustainable design.

Solar Energy International has been providing hands-on workshops and online courses in renewable energy and sustainable building technologies since 1991. Through our outreach programs, SEI works with grassroots and development organizations to promote sustainability and improve quality of life around the world.

We the Trees is a crowdfunding platform to raise money for your Rancho Mastatal internship or to take our annual Permaculture Design Course. 

Bastyr University, located north of Seattle, Washington, offers multiple degree programs. One of the world's leading academic centers for education, research and clinical service in the natural health arts and sciences, Bastyr continues to be in the forefront of developing the model for 21st century medicine.

The New Dawn Center is a learning center in the the scenic foothills of the Talamanca mountain, 700 meters above the southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, that has for the last 12 years invited people of all ages and nationalities to join them in creating ecologically healthy gardens. 

Noam Chomsky rocks!

The Woolman Semester is a sixteen-week program that welcomes high school students from all over the country to join us for a single semester during their junior, senior, or postgraduate ”gap” year. Similar to a semester-abroad in concept, the Woolman Semester immerses students in the studies of peace, social justice, and sustainable living on a 230-acre rural campus in Northern California. Project based course work and off-campus opportunities facilitate personal growth and leadership skills through self-exploration and an intellectual commitment to being an informed global citizen. 

Permaculture Now! Next Generation Permaculture.

Project Bona Fide is a non-profit organization working toward sustaining culture through organic agriculture, community correlated outreach, and re-forestation projects in Nicaragua.

Cabañas Siempre Verde is a sustainably minded ecotourism destination in close proximity to Costa Rica’s newest national park, La Cangreja National Park. We offer Spanish classes!

The Randolph School is a unique, progressive school for pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade children.

The Lakeside School - The mission of Lakeside School is to develop in intellectually capable young people the creative minds, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits needed to contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership to a global society. We provide a rigorous and dynamic academic program through which effective educators lead students to take responsibility for learning.

The Mycelium School - The Mycelium School is an international program which endows the next generation of leaders with the knowledge and skills needed to identify and address root causes of social and environmental concerns.  The school will invite 18-30 year old global citizens to gain an interdisciplinary education based on ecological principles, localization and social innovation.

The Planet Fixer -  A website to collect real now solutions around the world to fix, heal and improve our Planet Earth.  

Mariposa Spanish School - Mariposa, located between Managua and Masaya, Nicaragua, aims to create a learning environment where visitors, Nicaraguans and ex-pats can come together to learn Spanish, as well as more about the world around us. The school welcomes people who can feel marginalized in more mainstream hotels, including families, older people, the disabled, people of color, gays and lesbians.

El Sol Spanish School offers Spanish language immersion courses in Peru's capital city of Lima. This is the "City of Kings", where the Spanish Viceroy once governed much of South America. Students learn Spanish at our school located in the modern seaside district of Miraflores, one of the most beautiful districts of Lima in the beautiful Peru. They study Spanish full-time or part-time in a group class with a no more than five students or with a private teacher.

Centro Panamericano de Idiomas
Spanish language schools.

IPEE—Instituto Profesional de Español para Extranjeros - a Spanish Language School.

School of the World was founded in 1997. Their goal is to take a creative approach to learning by combining aspects of a language school, adventure travel and art workshop to create an unforgettable travel experience. 

don Quijote Latin America - without a doubt, the best way to learn Spanish is through an immersion program in a Spanish speaking country. This program lists 12 schools in Latin America for learning Spanish.