The Growth Zone: My Visit to Branksome Hall Asia, Jeju, South Korea

Flying over the volcanic mountains, sandy beaches, patchwork of farmers’ fields, and orange orchards was surreal. I wondered how the Branksome Hall Asia (BHA) students felt when they flew into Toronto, Canada. Before my journey to BHA in October 2023, I was oblivious to the existence of Jeju Island, the largest island in South Korea, often regarded as the ‘Hawaii of South Korea.’ And now, here I was, hurtling down a rural road in South Korea towards BHA. BHA, the sister school of Toronto-based Branksome

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At the root of ALIVE is the belief that how well we know and understand ourselves is what determines the quality of our lives. We have over 20 years of history developing and facilitating meaningful and engaging outdoor, international, and city-based programs that are focused on helping people develop a strong centre core, as well as an authentic connection to the natural environment and their peers.  We work with each organization to design a customized scope and sequenced experiential program with outcomes that complement your educational goals and strategic vision.

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Bhutan Global Learning Expedition

Join ALIVE in 2025 for the Bhutan Global Learning Expedition. For information about the Bhutan Global Learning Program follow the link.

Experiential Student Programs

Experiential education is at the heart of everything we do. Attention to detail, risk management, highly skilled instructors and an outcome based approach is part of every ALIVE program.

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Our custom workshops are rooted in over 2 decades of experience working with students and educators. They are interactive, reflective and delivered from a learner-centered approach.

Virtual and Online Programs

Connection and nurturing relationships is critically important to the success of every community. Bring large or small groups together through our virtual team-building programs and workshops.

Consulting and Advisory Services

There are times when an objective, independent perspective can be helpful to organizations, especially when creating processes aimed towards growth and change.


We believe that self awareness is the foundation of a meaningful life. Our programs guide participants through experiences with challenge, accomplishment, unexpected outcomes and moments of imperfection. With purposeful reflection, it is within these moments, that learning regarding self and community can be maximized.



Foundational Learning

Our customized programs focus on helping students recognize and harness their strengths and values, and to understand that their potential is limitless. 



We are living in an ever-changing world. Our programs evolve and change with it, always focused, intention driven and relatable to our current reality.



Transfer does not happen simply because instruction is provided. Reflection, practice, meaningful feedback and support are woven throughout all our programs.


Nurturing Community

As an impact driven organization we are deeply committed to designing programs dedicated not only to helping individuals comfortably become who they uniquely are, but also how they can use their gifts to contribute to the greater good.

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