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About Project World School | About the Family Summits

To understand what the Project World School Family Summits are about, first you must…

…imagine discovering that the entire world is a learning opportunity, an infinite classroom brimming with an expansive supply of inspiration to learn from.

…imagine deciding this is something you want for yourself and your family.

…imagine a community of people who value experiential  learning, development of personal and global awareness, practicing patience, being mindful of diversity and practicing compassion.

…imagine the freedom to problem solve in real world situations, apply creativity, feel empowerment, practice leadership and be present in your own life and in the life of your children.

…imagine feeling safe in the world and providing a sense of global citizenship for yourself and your family.

This is worldschooling.

Worldschooling is magic.


The Project World School Family Summit is about coming together and forming community around that magic.

“As someone who had been inspired by Lainie for years, I had very high expectations for the Project World School Summit. Those expectations were completely blown away! The deep love and support for people seeking to create a better life resulted in connections far deeper than any other conference I’ve attended. She creates a space for people to fully own their individuality while finding solutions for fears or other stumbling blocks, AND fostering a profound sense of connection with others. I made lifelong friends, and so did my kids. Attending was one of the best decisions of my life!”

~Jen Silver

Want more inspiration? Please watch the participant videos here.

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Project World School was born from an inspired idea: co-create temporary learning communities around the world for teens and young adults to collaborate in rich experiential and social learning. During the retreats, both natural and academic learning occurs through immersive cultural experiences while encouraging social learning, teamwork and leadership.

Participants create strong connections to other participants, the world around them and community through a rich collaborative environment. Teens who participate are inspired to continue their worldschooling explorations and most return for other retreats.

We’ve discovered how important community is. 


And families began asking for this kind of community connection too. 

In early 2016, through Project World School, Lainie Liberti hosted the first Project World School Family Summit in Puerto Morelos, Mexico. Expecting only 50 people or so, she was surprised by the almost 200 hundred worldschoolers in attendance. Families from many different countries, of all shapes and sizes traveled to Mexico to create community, share ideas, support one another and learn.

In the spring of 2017, we hosted the Project World School Family Summit in Merida, Mexico. We had almost 300 people in attendance. We hosted a series of sessions, presentations, workshops, round-tables and panel discussions. In addition to the sessions, we hosted a lively Kids Camp for the almost 160 children in attendance.

What is important to our participants?

From the feedback we’ve received, the greatest impact of participating in a Project World School Family Summit  is the visceral experience of being in  community.


Finding Community


Worldschooling as Education


Becoming Location Independent


Travel tips

our team of organizers

It takes a village, in this case a talented and committed team to bring you the Project World School Family Summit.

Lainie Liberti

Creative Director

Joan Ruffles

Content Director

Gracie Gonzalez

Kid’s Camp Director

Miro Siegel

Assistant Director

Katie Clancy

Guanajuato – Location Director