Virtuology Expedition – 12 Months in 12 EU Countries

Transformational Cultural Expedition

Join us on Virtuology Expedition around Europe

Virtuology Expedition takes you on AN EPIC ADVENTURE that will change your life forever.

Take a year out of your life to do something extraordinary, to make it the best year of your life, to take a fascinating expedition around Europe while learning by traveling. You get a chance to live like a local in 12 amazing locations, immerse in foreign cultures while doing a transformative Virtuology course with your group of 50 like-minded expeditioners. You will bond with each other on so many levels on this journey that you will become like a family and most likely stay friends forever.


Virtuology Expedition takes
600 individuals on a 12 months long multi-cultural expedition to 12 EU cities. Expeditioners will be divided into 12 groups of 50. Each team starts the journey at a different city, stays there for a month and then moves to another city on the circular trail around EU countries.

Virtuology Expedition is a journey undertaken by a group of people with the purpose of exploration and virtufication. It welcomes those who wish to take a sabbatical, students who wish to take a gap year, welfare recipients, and all who wish to travel and change their life. An expedition is something a bit more special and exciting than ‘normal’ travel. Virtuology Expedition allows you to immerse yourself in an unfamiliar culture and environment. It teaches you how to work in a team, overcome adversity and become self-sufficient. It is an adventure and challenge that gives a global perspective on life. This expedition lives on long after you return home – through the memories and new knowledge that you have brought back. All in all, it’s an exhilarating way to see Europe!


Virtuology Expedition has a mission to empower, transform and virtufy all the participants, so as to harness the power of virtues for success at anything and for general well-being.


 LEARNING BY TRAVELING 

Our goal is also to change how people travel. Staying longer in destinations, experiencing the local culture and its environment, and gaining a deeper knowledge and appreciation of World Heritage values, while cultivating virtues.
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 Itinerary 

You start your journey from the expedition’s nearest city to you.
Every month you proceed by bus to the next city on the expedition’s trail.
You will be joined by 50 other expeditioners who will be your companions on this expedition for the whole year.

Knowing where you’re going is boring. The Virtuology Expedition follows our ‘unroute’ ethos; you go where you please along the trail. Adventure doesn’t happen following a nob with a flag. It happens when you’re mystified. We want you to go your own way, make it up as you go along, improvise and get cultured and virtufied. We won’t tell you where to stop, where to visit, where to stay or what to do. Our only job is to tell you where the main 12 stations are and wait for you to turn up a baffled but better person.
Virtuology Expedition reserves the right to adjust the itinerary without notice.

Budapest, situated on the Danube River, is the capital city of Hungary. The city is paradise for explorers: romantic views from the bridges, Art Nouveau architecture, museums and thermal baths from modern establishments to Art Nouveau and traditional Turkish ones. Budapest consists of two cities, two clearly different parts. Buda with narrow winding street is the historical part and Pest is the commercial part with trendy shops and offices. Some of the highlights:

  • Free entry to Szent Lukács Thermal Bath
  • 2 free two-hour walking tours with an English speaking guide, one in Buda and the other in Pest
  • Highlights in Buda: Castle Hill, Buda Royal palace, Fishermen’s Bastion, the Chain Bridge and Margaret Island.
  • Highlights in Pest: Parliament, St Stephen’s Basilica, the Great Synagogue, the State Opera and Heroes’ Square
  • natural parks

Vienna is Austria’s cultural and political centre. The historic city centre is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Vienna is the city of music, of Mozart and Viennese waltzes. Iconic sights in Vienna are:

  • Schönbrunn castle, St Stephen’s Cathedral, Augustinian Church, Karlskirche, Belvedere Palace, Mollard-Clary Palace, the Prater, Haus des Meeres, Pestsäule in the Graben, Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna
  • Historic Center of Vienna
  • Zoo – established in 1752, this zoo is the oldest in the world and well worth a visit.
  • Ferris Wheel, Hofburg Palace, the Albertina Museum
  • City Cruise & Madame Tussauds
  • See an opera performance in the Vienna opera house (Wiener Staatsoper)

Things to Do in Vienna >>

Kraków, a southern Poland city near the border of the Czech Republic, is known for its well-preserved medieval core and Jewish quarter. Krakow, the city entered into the first list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, offers a wealth of history and architecture. In 2019, Kraków was granted the title of European Capital of Gastronomic Culture by the European Academy of Gastronomy. Each year, Kraków hosts nearly 100 festivals and other international-scale events.

  • Krakow’s Rynek Glowny Central Square
  • Kazmierz The Former Jewish District
  • St Mary’s Basilica
  • Stare Miasto
  • Wawel Royal Castle
  • Lost Souls Alley
  • HistoryLand Museum, Krakow Pinball Museum
  • Excursions to: Czestochowa and Lagiewniki, Auschwitz and Birkenau

Things to Do in Krakow >>

Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic and with 1.3 million inhabitants it is the largest city in the country. The centre of Prague is like an open-air museum. Charles Bridge adorned with statues of saints is the most visited spot of the city. Other highlights are Prague Castle, Golden Lane, St Vitus Cathedral, Jewish Museum, Old Town square, the astronomical clock and Petrin look-out tower:

  • Walk uphill to Prague Castle, amble through the maze of lanes in the Old Town district and saunter up and down Charles Bridge.
  • Visit the Jewish Museum, including four synagogues, the ceremonial hall, the Old Jewish Cemetery and Robert Guttmann Gallery
  • Climb the miniature Eiffel Tower on Petrin Hill and look at the sea of people strolling across Charles Bridge. Get almost lost in the mirror maze right next to the Petrin look-out tower.
  • Go for a boat trip on the Vltava River and savour two free drinks in the Ice Pub
  • St. Vitus Cathedral
  • ZOO, natural parks, Bohemian countryside

Things to Do in Prague >>

Berlin, capital city of Germany with 3.5 million inhabitants, is the largest city in the country. The city is home to more than 200 museums and sights such as:

  • Pergamon, the museums on the Museum Island
  • Checkpoint Charlie
  • Brandenburger Tor
  • Reichstag
  • East Side Gallery
  • Holocaust-monument
  • Potsdamer Platz
  • Bellevue castle
  • Dom – Berlin Cathedral
  • Cruise on the Spree River
  • Madame Tussauds, Berlin Dungeon, Legoland Discovery Centr,Topographie des Terrors, AquaDom SeaLife

Copenhagen, København in Danish, is the capital city of Denmark.

The city has 550,000 inhabitants and is situated on the East coast of the islands Seeland (Sjælland) and Amager. Highlights of Copenhagen are:

  • Tivoli Garden Amusement Park
  • the Little Mermaid sculpture
  • Kronborg Castle, situated on a promontory and widely known because of Shakespeare’s Hamlet
  • Amalienborg Palace, home of the Danish Royal Family
  • National Aquarium Den Blå Planet
  • National Gallery of Denmark
  • Strøget, the longest shopping street in Europe

Amsterdam is the capital city of the Netherlands.

It is the largest city in the country and has 800.000 inhabitants. Amsterdam is the city of bicycles, tulips, coffeeshop, canals, bridges and:

  • the paintings of Rembrandt in the Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank Museum, Van Gogh Museum, Hash and Marihuana Museum and the Sex Museum
  • Dam Square
  • the Nine Little Streets district
  • the Red Light District
  • Madame Tussauds
  • bicycle tours and excursions: Keukenhof Flower Garden, Volendam – a traditional fishing village, and The Hague – the seat of government

Brussels, Bruxelles in French, is the capital city of Belgium and considered the capital of the European Union. The Kingdom of Belgium has three official languages: Dutch or Flemish, French and German. Brussels is a bi-lingual city, Flemish and French. However, the majority of the populations are native French speakers.

  • The star attraction in Brussels is Grote Markt or Grand Place, the market square lined with elegant guild houses with beautiful gables and ornate decorations. The Town Hall, Hôtel de Ville, is the most impressive building of all.
  • Manneken Pis, the pissing little man, is an iconic statue.
  • The Atomium is Brussels’ best landmark. It is a 102-metre-tall aluminum structure.
  • Koudenberg
  • Koninklijke Serres Laken
  • Jubelpark
  • Excursions to Antwerp, Bruges, Ghent, Leuven and Liège.
  • The Ardennes, a nature reserve, is a magnet for nature lovers, cyclists and hikers.
  • Enjoy the sea, sand and sun in the coastal resorts of Knokke and Ostend.
  • Be sure to savour Belgian specialties such as Flemish fries and chocolate.

Paris is known as the city of love and the City of Light. Paris is the capital city of France and with 2.3 million inhabitants the largest city in the country. Paris is also the city of haute couture and home to the largest fashion houses including Dior and Chanel.

  • Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Pantheon
  • boat trip on the Seine River
  • Notre Dame Cathedral, Sainte-Chapelle
  • Louvre Museum, Centre Pompidou, Musée d’Orsay, Musee de l’Orangerie, Musee Rodin, Musée du Quai Branly, the Picasso Museum
  • The Sacré-Cœur on top of a hill in the Montmartre
  • Montparnasse observatory
  • Palais Garnier
  • The Avenue des Champs-Élysées
  • Pere Lachaise cemetery
  • Moulin Rouge
  • Luxembourg Gardens
  • Latin Quarter, known for its student life, numerous bistros and lively atmosphere
  • Excursions: Versailles, Disneyland, Giverny and Monet’s Garden Tour, the UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Loire Valley with three magnificent chateaux

Things to Do in Paris >>

Spain’s second largest city and capital of Catalonia, Barcelona, is famous for FC Barcelona, Sagrada Familia, Park Güell and La Rambla.

  • Sagrada Familia, Mirador de Colom
  • the sculptures and mosaics in Parc Güell, the master pieces of the architect Antoni Gaudi
  • Picasso Museum, Egyptian Museum, Fundació Joan Mir, Museum d’Art Contemporani
  • the outdoor cafes on La Rambla, a tree-lined pedestrian boulevard
  • Casa de les Punxesó, Casa Mila, Casa Batllo
  • the botanical gardens
  • Sip sangria and try Spanish tapas

Things to Do in Barcelona >>

With 1.5 million inhabitants, Milan is the second largest city in Italy. It is the capital city of the Lombardy region and is known as the fashion capital of Europe: Giorgio Armani, Versace, Valentino all have boutiques in Milan.

  • The Duoma with its forest of turrets and pinnacle is Milan’s eye catcher. Be sure to visit not only its interior but go also the rooftop terrace for sweeping views of the city.
  • attractions such as Castello Sforzesco, the San Siro stadium,
  • the imposing mural painting of the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci in the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie
  • Museum fans will enjoy Pinacoteca di Brera, the Triennale Design Museum, the Museo della Scienza (the Science Museum), interactive exhibitions about Leonardo Da Vinci and the Last Supper
  • a canal cruise on the Navigli network of canals
  • La Scala, Milan’s famous opera building
  • The trendy neighbourhoods of Brera and de Navigli are brimming with bars and restaurants
  • excursions to Venice and Cinque Terre

Munich exudes Bavarian charm. The drinking is downright legendary during Oktoberfest (the 16-18-day festival begins on the third Saturday of September), a celebration of local beers and German specialty foods (pretzels, bratwurst and schnitzel). Bavaria’s capital is a cocktail of beloved sights, opulent Baroque churches and museums of the highest order.

  • 3h stroll with sights including St. Peter’s Church, the New Town Hall, the Marienplatz, the Munich Residence, the Bavarian State Opera, and the Victuals Market
  • The promenade of Marienplatz is perfect for people watching and gawking at the chimes (Glockenspiele) of City Hall.
  • Residenz
  • Nymphenburg Palace
  • Alte Pinakothek is one of the world’s oldest art galleries
  • Asam Church (Asamkirche)
  • English Garden
  • BMW Museum
  • Olympiapark – former Olympic venue is a massive activity centre where you can ride a zip-line over the iconic stadium, take part in watersports on the lake and ski on the hill in winter.
  • Hofbräuhaus – famous beer hall
  • Hellabrunn Zoo – in the top five in Europe
  • excursions to Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace, Regensburg

Things to Do in Munich >>

INCLUSIVE


Explore…Expand… Transform

Virtuology Course Outline

Along the way, you will take the Virtuology Course with your group.
The course consists of 60+ modules and 99 workshops throughout the year. The workshops are twice a week.
The methods are modern, interactive, immersive, through osmosis, discussions, etc.
Virtuology Expedition reserves the right to adjust the course curriculum without notice.
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” – Xun Kuang, Chinese Confucian philosopher
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Introduction to virtuology and virtues:

  • All about virtuology
  • What are virtues really
  • The pillars of success
  • Balance and Harmony
  • How to shine
  • Empowerment
  • Virtuism
  • The unified field

Virtufication:

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  • Virtufication
  • Consciousness
  • Subconsciousness
  • Reprograming Cellular Memories
  • Body
  • Transformation
  • Transcendental Success
  • The Multidimensional Reality

The Universal Laws in the Context of Virtufication:

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  • The Law of Causality
  • The Law of Reciprocity
  • The Law of Attraction
  • The Law of Resistance
  • The Law of Polarity
  • The Law of Relativity
  • The Law of Rhythm
  • The Law of Evolution

Virtues:

  • The Virtue of Responsibility
  • How to be responsible
  • The Virtue of Love
  • How to Love and Be Loved
  • Unconditional Love
  • The Virtue of Joy
  • How to always have joy
  • Unconditional Joy

Identity + Skills:

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  • The Soul
  • The Ego
  • The meaning of life
  • Emotions – atomic energy
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Intelligent emotionality
  • Intuition
  • Visualization

Virtues:

  • The Virtue of Visionariness
  • How to be visionary
  • The Virtue of Imagination
  • How to be imaginative
  • The Virtue of Faith
  • How to have faith
  • The Virtue of Gratitude
  • How to be grateful

Flaws:

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  • Laziness and how to convert it
  • Lying and why and how to stop it
  • Critisizing, complaining, gossiping and how to raise above it all
  • Greed and how to convert it
  • Anger and how to convert it
  • Prejudices and how to convert them
  • Hatred and how to convert it
  • Stinginess and how to convert it

Virtues:

  • The Virtue of Wisdom
  • How to be wise
  • The Virtue of Authenticity
  • How to be authentic
  • The Virtue of Honor
  • How to be honorable
  • The Virtue of Humility
  • How to be humble

Skills:

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  • Ho’oponopono
  • Stress free life
  • Proper breathing
  • The power of laughter
  • Back to the nature
  • Defense against evil
  • Energy Detoxification – Removing blockages to prosperity
  • Affirmations

Virtues:

  • The Virtue of Perseverance
  • How to be persistent
  • The Virtue of Generosity
  • How to be generous
  • The Virtue of Self-Discipline
  • How to have self-discipline
  • The Virtue of Self-Initiative
  • How to have self-initiative and be proactive

Virtues:

  • The Virtue of Respect
  • How to be respectful
  • The Virtue of Fascination
  • How to be fascinating
  • The Virtue Formula
  • How to activate and cultivate any virtue
  • The Flaw Formula
  • How to convert any flaw into virtue

Finale:

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  • Desires
  • Financial Intelligence
  • 100% Achievement of Goals
  • 100% Achievement of Goals
  • 100% Achievement of Goals
  • Transformation
  • Elixir

EXTRAS


Reward points

On the expedition, you will surely want to experience as much as possible from the local culture and sites. We make it possible for you at no cost through our reward program. All those who are going to cultivate virtues will be rewarded with points that can be exchanged for drinks, passes, vouchers, tickets for cultural attraction and events.

If you cultivate virtues of responsibility, resourcefulness, flexibility, dedication, credibility, trustworthiness, reliability, compassion, gratitude, generosity, self-initiative/proactivity, self-discipline, self-control, integrity, honesty, honor, creativity, diligence, humbleness, modesty, temperance and such this will show in both, your work for your host, and in your team-play with your fellow expeditioners.

You will get points for:
– doing your job right, given by your host supervisor
– doing things for your team throughout the expedition
– excelling in the Virtuology course


WORK TYPE

As a compensation for your lodging, your host provides a range of part-time jobs available to choose from: marketing, sales, administration, assistants, animators team, waiters, kitchen help, warehouse, night auditor, handyman, guard, coordinator, gardening, mystery guests or mystery staff (who are in a position to reveal the quality of service), etc. This is your way to engage in local communities by helping them with your work.


As part of extra-curriculum activities to earn reward points for the extra benefits and privileges, you will be given a chance to show off your virtues. Here are some of the things you can do to earn rewards:

○ take an active role in your expedition team, which will benefit the team and the whole group. The roles are listed below.
○ as creator and cast in storytelling videos and images about the expedition, posting on social media platforms
○ contribute to the Virtuology course’s improvements – as part of the course you will be doing some activities, for which you will get points if done virtuously
○ gather useful information for the next group of expeditioners, such as a list of recommendations and free sightseeing and entertainment activities

Roles

For example:
○ if you are good at haircuts, you might contribute to your troupe as a hair-dresser, so that none of you needs to spend money on it the whole year together.
○ Someone might be good at health issues, maybe someone is a professional medical worker or healer or simply knows much about home remedies, to help anyone who might get ill along the way. No need to run to the doctor’s office for every little thing.
○ Maybe you are good at yoga or any other sports, then you can help others to do it together
○ Someone might be very good at organizing activities and events
○ You might be a natural-born leader, then you could lead your team when it is needed


PROCEDURE

Virtuology Expedition is a one-year journey, spending one month at each of 12 EU cities. The goal is to gain travel and lifestyle experiences that are clustered into three categories: Learn, Work, and Play. Each month expeditioners spend working, learning and discovering. Each your day is divided into those three main activities, while weekends are special:
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Virtuology Expedition is an adventure. What would be the point of it if we trundled along behind you to wipe your rear and fluff your pillows? To have a real adventure you need to be out in the world challenged and stuck with only your team to rely on. So to ensure we don’t rob you of the point of the expedition once you set forth, you are pretty much on your own. If the sky falls on your head, prop it up with a stick and carry on. If you break down, find a way to fix it. With challenges, you’re more likely to have an adventure, so you never “feel dead inside” and are able to cut through any psychobabble.

We could tell you everything you need to know about all the countries, cities and attractions on your expedition to ensure you have a safe, uncomplicated journey. But if it’s not unexpected, mystified and surprising, you’re not on an adventure. That means no backup or support other than your team. If you get stuck or in trouble, you need to solve the problem yourself. Fear of unknown and a spineless refusal to take responsibility for our lives have robbed us of one of the most interesting things in life: the unexpected. Virtuology Expedition forces you to be disoriented, to not know what’s around the next corner, to embrace the unknown, because only so you can discover the world and be spinning tales of adventure for decades to come.

Hero’s Journey

Virtuology Expedition is not a holiday; it has all the elements of a Hero’s Journey

1. Ordinary World

This is where you start, where you live now before your transformative story begins. This is a self-reflection stage, where you identify your identity and what is missing in your life. The Ordinary World may be a comfortable place for you, but not an ideal place. To get to a higher level of being, to get a breakthrough, you need to get out of your comfort zone, from the ordinary into extraordinary world.

2. Call To Adventure

This is it, this is your call; probably once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do something of epic proportions. You are invited here to step out of your comfort zone. You have a choice to continue living just as you always have, or take this monumental, high-spirited adventure.

3. Refusal Of The Call

Often when the call is given, the future hero first refuses to heed it. This may be from a sense of duty or obligation, fear, insecurity, a sense of inadequacy, or any other excuse that holds the person in his current circumstances. If you really want to up your game, tap into your own fears, anxieties and excuses. If you are average Joe, you will try to rationalize all the reasons you shouldn’t embark on this journey, but in truth, it’s almost always fear that’s holding you back. Accepting the call may seem to threaten your established identity. It would mean embracing an uncertain future.

4. Meeting The Mentor

The Mentor provides you with training (physical, mental, spiritual, or a combination thereof) and accompanies you on the journey. The Mentor is someone who can impart their hard-earned wisdom and experiences to you to better prepare you for your journey. However, the Mentor can also be something as simple as a map, a clue, or the discovery of information that will give you confidence to begin the journey.

5. Crossing The Threshold

It occurs when you leave your Ordinary World and enter a new, brave world with new rules, new values, new people. This crossing may occur before or after the Meeting the Mentor.

6. Tests, Allies, Enemies

Here the real fun begins. You learn the tenets of this new world. During this time, you endure tests of strength of will, meet friends, and come face to face with foes. Approach: Setbacks occur, you try a new approach and adopt new ideas.

7. Approach To The Inmost Cave

After getting acquainted with the new world and making it through a series of early tests, you are ready to approach “the Innermost Cave”. Think of this as the place (either physical or mental) where the central conflict of the journey takes place. Everything that’s happened so far has been building to a climactic encounter in the Innermost Cave.
“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” – Joseph Campbell

8. Ordeal

Life is full of challenges and this expedition is no exception. Conflicts are part of life, inclusive the inner conflict. When you are in the heart of a conflict, at your low point, facing your dissatisfaction and fears, it is important to take action despite them, which will make you stronger than before and ready to continue your Journey. You get to slays the dragon, win the day, and overcomes your trials and tribulations.

9. Reward

You earn your rewards; they don’t get to be served on a silver plate. Rewards come in many forms. Often it is something tangible like a drink, pass, voucher, ticket for cultural attraction and events. But it can also be intangible — greater wisdom and insight, a renewed sense of valor, deeper connection with the world or yourself. The possibilities for rewards are endless.

10. The Road Back

You must now complete your journey and make your way back to the Ordinary World. It won’t be smooth sailing, though. It almost never is. Just like Crossing the Threshold into the New World and journeying to the Innermost Cave, the Road Back is paved with additional conflict. You will have something others want, something precious, which can make you a target, or a hero.

11. The Resurrection

You make your way back into the Ordinary World. Now it’s time for one final battle. This is your final test. You get to prove how you really become stronger and more courageous through your journey, or was it all a fluke? By making it through one last encounter (maybe even one that puts you on the edge of ruin again), you show that you’ve grown immensely from this journey. Not only that, but the knowledge you’ve picked up along the way is just as applicable in the Ordinary World. And indeed, once you’ve overcome the final obstacle in the Ordinary World, you prove you’ve really been transformed by the journey.

12. Return with the Elixir

You return to the Ordinary World with the prizes of your journey, otherwise known as the Elixir. Again, the Elixir can be something tangible like an item of value, but more often than not, it’s something deep within your soul. You’re stronger now. You’ve beaten your demons. You’ve followed through on something important, and have grown as a result. Life returns to normal for you. But it’s an even better sense of normal than the one you started with. As a result of your journey, you’ve created a better version of yourself and a better life.

And with that, all is right in the world. That is, until a new Call to Action arrives and the cycle begins again.


Price

  • Free Travel
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  • You travel for free
  • with free room and board
  • when you attend our course

It is not possible to sign up yet. The planned start is delayed due to the pandemic.
Please review Virtuology Expedition Terms and Conditions before signing up – link coming soon.
When you sign up, you will be asked to fill the application and pay the deposit.
Please, don’t sign up if you are not sure you can pay the total fees.

Application Process:
1. Submit the online application along with the deposit.
2. We’ll email you the confirmation and the preparation guidelines.
3. Arrange your health insurance; cancel your rent (if you rent your home).
4. Purchase your travel ticket to the starting city you selected.
5. If you need a visa, please arrange for your visa.
6. Do the preparations with the help of our guidelines.
7. On 1.8.2020 travel to your chosen starting city and begin your Virtuology Expedition!

If you don’t pay the full amount on time – by 15. April 2020., your place will be automatically given to someone else and you lose your deposit, unless we arranged otherwise with you in written form.
You will receive a preparation manual with the complete list of suggestions what to pack and do prior to journey.

Expedition Time Frame: 1.8.2020 – 31.7.2021.
Sign Up Deadline: 23. April 2020.
Payment Deadline: 15. April 2020.

FAQ

Your questions are already answered here!

We are asked the same questions each day, so it is very likely we already answered your questions here.
Please, find your answer here prior to asking us. Also, you don’t really need to know every little thing about the expedition because then it won’t be an adventure for you. Leave some things open, be surprised, embrace the unexpected.
Click on the + sign next to every question to open the answer.

Who is this expedition for?

This expedition is for those who want to take sabbatical, or a gap year, or simply a break from the ordinary life, to learn by traveling, to transform their life, to travel living like a local – working for local community and engaging with the locals.
All adult participants are welcome – people of all abilities and background.
Disabled people who are able to perform their part-time job to cover for their basic expenses are also welcome.
Our inclusive expedition offers a powerful way of challenging social barriers, encouraging participation, promoting access to culture and adventure, and removing stereotypes of disability.

Who is this expedition not for?

This expedition is not for those who don’t like adventure and expect others to organize everything for them the whole year.
It is not for complainers, lazy people and those who are not team-players at all. You might be a solo-player, but traveling with a group and earning reward points for your extra benefits and privileges, demands a team-play to some extent and has no place for selfish, egoistic people, who can’t get along with others.
It is not for those who have a chronic illness or allergy, which might prevent them to work and compensate for their room and board.
It is not for those disabled people who are not able to perform their part-time job to cover for their basic expenses.

Visa and Work permit

As an EU national you generally don’t need a work permit to work anywhere in the EU.
However, Croatian citizens still need a work permit to take up employment in Austria. Details in German >>
Swiss nationals are free to live and work in the EU.
Citizens of the USA, Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, as well as EU citizens do not need to apply for a work visa to Europe. However, upon arriving at the country where they will be working, they have to apply for their residence and work permit.
Citizens of other countries must apply and get an employment visa before entering the Schengen territories for work purposes. All 12 cities in the expedition are in Schengen Area. You are highly advised to apply for a work visa to Europe at least two months prior to your trip. Here is the list of countries whose citizens need visa.
For more information check the EU immigration portal >> or Visa policy of the Schengen Area on Wikipedia.

Safety

Safety, boring as it sounds, is the most important issue on any expedition. You want to come back home at the end of the trip. This low-risk expedition is totally safe, as it is well prepared for and approached correctly. The chance of injury on this well-organized expedition are the same as the risk of injury when leading a normal, active life back home.

Requirements

No special requirements, other than willingness to cultivate virtues.
When traveling, it is always better if you either speak the local or English language.
English language is required for some jobs but might not be for all.
Virtuology course is in English but will be translated by some participants during the course, so you could take advantage of their kindness, but no guaranties. Major part of the course will be small group discussions, so it is possible to do them in your language. If you are accompanied by someone who knows English well, and you take a job that requires no English, then you might be ok.

Is attending the course required?

No. It would be foolish not to attend it, though, since you paid for it and because it brings so much, including the reward points for your extra benefits and privileges. Apart from empowering you, it is also a chance to interact with your team and the locals on a deeper level.

Rules

There are no rules, other than the universal golden rule: do as you would be done by. In other words, treat others as you want to be treated.
Just as we should aim to treat people fairly, we must also treat environments fairly. First of all, you should have minimal impact on where you are visiting – e.g. don’t litter, disturb plants or cause unnecessary erosion.
Like with every other enterprise, there are Terms and Conditions that require participants to respect them.

What is the age range of participants?

We can answer that only when the process of enrollment is finished, because we don’t select by age, as we stand for inclusivity and diversity. You will be able to team up with your age group.

What is the selection process?

If the host partner requires certain skills, experience and English language for the part-time job, then this will be priority during selection. If there are more applicants for one starting city, then priority will be given to: couples or pairs who could share a room, those who have useful skills for expedition (medical, hairdresser, meditation leader, yoga teacher, organizational, skilled at translating, skilled at PowerPoint) and the kind ones who shared our expedition webpage on social media.

How physically fit do I need to be?

No requirements about that unless the host partner specifies it for some jobs. However an element of physical as well as mental preparation is highly recommended. Doing half-an-hour’s exercise three times a week in the months leading up to your departure will pay dividends in the long run. Without this exercise, you would still probably be able to complete a decent trek or climb on some excursions, but your enjoyment would be greatly reduced. The views from mountains are spectacular, but you won’t see much of them if you’re starring at your shoes, puffing and panting the whole day long!

What will my responsibilities be?

Other than what your part-time job responsibilities require, which depends from job to job, you won’t have any other ones. However, for the group harmony it is highly recommended that you share responsibilities in regards to your living and traveling arrangements. You will be free to choose your responsibilities, if any. It is also in your interest to take up some responsibilities because you will get reward points for them, which you can then exchange for extra benefits and privileges, as explained above. as part of the course, you will be inspired to cultivate the virtue of responsibility.

Can I choose or change a job?

Basically yes, depending on your skills, experience and how soon you apply. The sooner you apply, the more job slots are open. When some slots are closed, you can only choose from those that are open, so apply now.
About changing your job along the way, this is possible if the host has another job for you or if another troupe member wishes to switch jobs with you. The general rule is, we all want to help each other to be happy and satisfied. No one wants you to be unhappy, so we will try to accommodate your needs, but you also need to do the same. Be accommodating, rather than picky. Keep in mind, you go on the expedition to explore, expand and transform, which applies to your job too, so do not seek fulfillment in this job. Instead take it as a chance to activate and cultivate your virtues, which will bring you many benefits.

What can you expect in terms of accommodation and food?

We have made the best efforts to find the best host for you. You can expect decent accommodation and food. If you are too picky about accommodation and expect luxury, then this expedition might not be for you, unless you are willing to pay for extras. Basically, accommodation is only meant for you to sleep there, keep your hygiene and stuff. Most of your days you will be out working, learning, discovering and playing.

Is the expedition vegan-friendly?

You bet! The organizers are vegan, so you can be sure about that. We love and appreciate the vegans!

What is a typical day on the expedition?

A typical day on the expedition is described above under subtitle Procedure: work 4 hours, do the course for 3 hours, go about the town for the rest of the day and night, possibly prearranged with your team.

What is there to do in my spare time?

It is totally up to you. Each city offers countless possibilities for you and if you earn reward points, you can get free admission to many sites and events..

What will you gain from going on the expedition?

We could write a whole book on that, but in short, you will gain opportunities for growth, broaden your horizons, raise your consciousness, harness the power of virtues for achieving anything, see Europe, make new friends, learn outside the “walls” (learning by traveling), etc. Expect to spread your wings, challenge yourself, and succeed beyond your wildest dreams. And most important, you will gain the confidence you need to forge your path in life, wherever that path may lead.
Going on any expedition isn’t just about your experiences. Your activities will have impacts on other people and places, so we should take that into account when we look at what makes a ‘good’ expedition.

What in-country support is there?

Your host will assign you a local supervisor. Your group will have a leader who will travel with you and provide support according to our guidelines. You will get a sheet of all the support contacts you might need, such as medical assistance, dentists, etc.

Why Join Us

There is absolutely no one like us, in the sense that we offer a comprehensive program on virtues – multimedia modules that cover everything you need to know about how to:

  • activate and cultivate each individual virtue
  • manage your flaws and free yourself from them
  • hone particular skills essential for any success

We feature content that is not designed just to inform you and motivate you but to:

  • inspire you
  • transform you
  • facilitate a breakthrough

Innovation

We are constantly improving ourselves and our content to make sure that we and our users are on the leading edge and harnessing all that the world has to offer in order to bring each and every one of us to a level where everything imagined is possible.

We are what we preach

We make virtues our priority in our private and professional lives. You can be sure that we will deal with you only with love, integrity, joy, appreciation and all the other virtues.

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