Peribold And Hornsby
Golden Order Magical Society
This magical school is an alma mater of many of the land’s most famous mages. It is also known for a peculiar policy rare to magical schools, but not un-copied: all students, having graduated from the basic magical curriculum, are required to take a year off of their directed studies before they can enroll in the archmagery program. They can do anything they see fit with this time: travel, freelance, study magic on their own, enjoy themselves, etc. Afterward, if they still wish to study the more advanced magical arts, they are free to apply for enrollment.
Almost all who wish to continue their studies are admitted, but few ultimately choose to do so. This may be due mostly to the fact that even the basic magical arts are more than sufficient to establish a career for oneself. After the intensive efforts required to complete their studies, most pale at the thought of further courses. A year and a month after their graduation, students are no longer allowed to enroll in advanced study.