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5 Classes that Will Fulfill Your Nerdiest Dreams

5 Classes that Will Fulfill Your Nerdiest Dreams

By Becky Ferreira

Are you having a case of the spring semester slump? Are your classes simply not preparing you for your intended career path as a Jedi, a wizard, or a super-spy? Well, today is your lucky day, because we've tracked down five of the most geektastic classes on the market. Whether your ambition is to survive the impending zombie apocalypse or learn some sweet tricks with a lightsaber, we've got you covered!

1. May the Force Be With You

Remember the pure awesomeness of the Star Wars Kid viral video? It turns out that this golf-club-wielding virtuoso is far from the only Padawan out there hoping to join the ranks of the Jedi Order. There are dozens of classes in lightsaber combat offered across the world; for example, at New York Jedi in Manhattan, or Golden Gate Knights in San Francisco. So get on it! The Rebel Alliance needs you.

2. Warp into a Fantasy World

"LARPing," or Live Action Role Playing, is a great way for fantasy fans to experience their favorite worlds for themselves. This imaginative hobby has been growing in popularity worldwide, and requires a diverse skill set including developing a complex character with unique abilities, such as sword-fighting or magic spells. That's why classes are offered across the U.S.A and in the U.K., where would-be wizards, warriors, and mages can train with the best.

3. Prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse

When it comes to the walking dead, you can never be too prepared. That's why we recommend taking the Zombie Survival Course. Based in New Jersey, this survival school teaches students how to build zombie-proof shelters, fire a crossbow (Daryl Dixon-style!), and even learn a special combat form called "Zombitsu." When the dead rise up, you'll be ready and waiting.

4. Become Bond, James Bond

The Stiletto Spy School is committed to teaching espionage nerds how to channel their inner 007. Based in Manhattan, the school offers lessons in everything from close-combat knife fights to seduction. The best part? The instructors are as interested in churning out Bond girls as regular old Bonds, and women can learn some incredibly badass fighting, dancing, and flirting techniques that will come in handy on their next super-secret missions.

5. Just Become An Astronaut Already

Piloting a spaceship is the ultimate dream for any science fiction aficionado. What could be more exciting than boldly going where no Mastermind has ever gone before? Luckily, many private and public companies have training programs for young space cadets looking to expand their horizons... beyond the horizon. Space Adventures, for example, offers a very intense course in which students train alongside astronauts and cosmonauts, and learn the functional challenges of life off Earth. Don't forget to take your friends with you on lunar joy rides!

What do you want to take a class in?

Tags: college, zombies, star wars, classes, james bond, life, the walking dead, space, nasa, astronauts

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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