If you want a radical way of getting a practical education, Josh deLacy ’13 has a formula worth considering: It starts by strapping a 55-pound pack on your back, emptying your wallet and hitting the open road.

The course has no prerequisites. And costs only time. How much time? Depends on the student.

For deLacy, it was a 39-day class this summer, immediately following graduation. It covered a wide range of topics, had dozens of different teachers from a variety of backgrounds. Some classes were taught in transit and some over meals.

The course is called “Traveling on Trust: No Money. No Interstates. Hitchhiking through Small-Town America.”

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