Holism. Experiential Eduction. Comfort Zones.

Mr Ben Tamblyn1
1Odyssey Institute, Ubud, Indonesia



This is the poster version of an infographic designed for use in a staff training workshop delivered to all staff at Odyssey Institute.

The image was designed as teaching tool and represents Odyssey Institute’s understanding of holism, experiential education and comfort zones.


Ben is the Founder and Executive Director of the Odyssey Institute, an Indonesian social enterprise dedicated to experiential education.

Ben holds an MSc in Anthropology and believes passionately in the transformative power of travel adventures. He’s the quintessential “boot strapping” social entrepreneur: an educator and world traveler who has combined his skills and passions to form a truly visionary company. Ben has been designing and facilitating educational travel programs for over 20 years and has led youth expeditions in North America, Europe, South East Asia and throughout the Himalayas (India, Nepal and Tibet).

Formerly an aid worker and youth counsellor, Ben’s “aha! moment” came whilst studying anthropology in Nepal where he realized that the exploration of unfamiliar cultures and eco-systems could stimulate profound personal growth. For Ben, travel adventures belong at the very heart of what defines a quality education.

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