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 Medicine is 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.

Renewable Reality is a small organization managed by Ian Woofenden.  He has lived off-grid with wind electricity, solar electricity, solar hot water, and wood heat on an island in the Pacific Northwest for the last 30+ years, where he raised his large family, ran multiple businesses, and now focuses on educational work in the renewable energy industry. 

Wild Abundance offers classes and consultations in off-grid living, organic gardening, natural building, permaculture, primitive skills, and eco-homesteading in a community setting on a real, functioning and breathtaking homestead.

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.

Finca 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.

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.