The Catalyst makes its home in each of our 4 cities in a center-city Hostel. (You will be well placed to take full advantage of your classroom cities!) We stay in rooms that mix everyone together, just like our European friends do when they travel. You will be sharing rooms with other travelers and learners along the way in our hostels some of whom might just become your lifelong friends. One group dinner is included in each city, but the rest of your food will be on your own to manage and enjoy. During your periods of Acceleration Travel, your housing and food will be your responsibility.
The Catalyst is a new-school study-abroad program that uses Europe as a moving classroom. London is the start of your learning, with Paris, Berlin and Prague as the classroom cities you’ll move to over the course of 5 weeks. After week two of the program, you’ll activate your travel fever and go on to experience a week of independent travel we call “Acceleration.” Then you’ll reconvene with the whole program for Berlin. After Berlin, you’ll travel together with your fellow students to your final classroom city, Prague, to spend a last week living and learning in Europe. Your stay in each classroom cities is a week, and you’ll have at least one full day in each city for our “city sojourn” experience, which is all about you finding your own way and doing what you most want to do in each city.