At Submerge, our teaching philosophy is oriented around what will help you succeed in the real world, making our classes unique from those you may take in any sort of traditional academic environment. We believe that you can be book smart, head smart, and even exceptionally talented, yet without creativity and positivity at work in your life, you might never reach your full potential. The emphasis on cultivating a winning mentality and developing creative thinking exists to challenge you, inspire you, and give you the tools you need to succeed. Classes are taught both live in person and via online video courses. 

classes are broken into two main sections: Inspire and Equip.

The Inspire classes start with the most crucial aspect of personal development: identity. At Submerge we believe that we live out of who we perceive ourselves to be. If we don’t know who we are, or have a positive self-perception, then we will not be able to have true success. The inspire classes focus on identity, mentality, and self-development. In Proverbs it says that “as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” If you want change in your life you must first change how you think. Inspire will help you identify roadblocks to growth and limiting beliefs, which will free you to truly live a lifestyle by design.

Essentially, Inspire classes help you answer the questions, “Who am I?” and, “Where do I want to go in life?” while Equip classes help you answer, “How do I get there?”

It’s one thing to have vision in life, but if you don’t know how to make the vision a reality then you aren’t any better off than those without vision. Equip classes teach many of the skills required to run any business or organization. Classes include topics such as project management, graphic design, web development, sales, marketing, digital advertising, and personal finance. We know not everyone wants to start their own organization, but we think that with these tools you can be more valuable wherever you may go and work in the future.

One of the greatest assets you can acquire in life is the ability to speak another language. Just by living in a Spanish-speaking country you will pick up some of the language, but our Spanish classes provide you with the structural foundation on which to build.


While most people think that learning may only refer to a classroom, at Submerge every part of the experience is filled with purposeful and intentional learning.


By working behind the scenes of several organizations, you will get a firsthand look at what is involved in going from conception to execution. This type of hands-on training will bolster your confidence and give you real-world experience. Whether venturing out on your own endeavors after the program or applying for the job of your dreams, you will be able to implement all that you learned in the program.

Many of our alumni have started their own businesses and are self-employed, while others thrive working in creative companies and organizations across the globe.

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Have you ever been inspired but didn’t know how to put it into practice? While our Inspire Classes are meant to cultivate your growth as an individual, Equip Classes are meant to take the inspiration you receive and harness it into direct results. These classes are designed to sharpen and develop your creative skill set, giving you the tools you need to excel in any work environment.  Centered around foundational tools for success, the skills you learn in class will translate into direct results for your life.

Some of the subjects taught: Marketing, Leadership, Negotiation, Personal Finance, Project Management, Sales, Conflict/Resolution, Public Speaking and Communication, Graphic Design, Blogging, Time Management, and Harnessing the Power of Today’s Technology.

Spanish Class:  Being immersed in a foreign language is the fastest and most effective way to learn. Submerge combines both classroom learning and practical outside the classroom experiences to heighten your immersion experience.  Once you step outside your door you will be surrounded by opportunities to practice what you learn inside the classroom.  

The classes we took in the Submerge program rewired my thinking in a lot of ways. They opened me up to seeing new possibilities, equipped me with practical skills and tools, and helped me begin setting patterns of learning and living that I want to continue for the rest of my life. I’ve identified new areas I need to grow in. I took enough notes to write a book. But the coolest thing is they didn’t stay on the page – every day we got to put the things we were learning to the test – in leadership, ministry, and doing life with people in Quito.
— Katie Allen | Antigua, Guatemala
I think the lessons I’ve learned here will drastically change the trajectory of my life. Have you ever had that season in your life that makes you look at everything in an entirely new light? That’s what this time here in Ecuador has been for me. I think I’ll be able to look back at this season and say ‘that’s when everything changed for me.’
— Jamie Ogletree | Fresno, California
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