NOLS

One experience will lead to a lifetime of experiences.

Experience can be our best teacher. For more than 40 years, the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) has used the world’s most spectacular classrooms to teach leadership, outdoor skills and environmental ethics.

Paul Petzoldt created NOLS to train tomorrow’s leaders. Guides will not lead the way; instead, your instructors will teach you the skills so that you can lead the way. Our students learn to live and travel in the wilderness. They benefit from the best instructors in the business—well-trained educators and leaders with a passion for what they do. The school’s hands-on, learn-by-doing approach to education means that students come away ready for their own wilderness expeditions.

With NOLS, your options are endless. From sea kayaking in Patagonia, to mountaineering in the Himalayas, to horse packing in Wyoming, students have explored our 14 locations and varied skill types around the world. And with courses ranging from 10 days to a full academic year, you will learn the skills necessary to be competent, responsible wilderness travelers and leaders long after their course is over. Other programs talk about leadership—at NOLS, you’ll do it!

Learn more by visiting NOLS at www.nols.edu or call 1-800-710-NOLS.

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23-and-over Patagonia Sea Kayaking
NOLS 23-and-over Patagonia Sea Kayaking $3,650.00
While sea kayaking in Patagonia, you'll encounter lush temperate rain forests, numerous waterfalls, sweeping granite walls, and glimpses of glaciers...[more]
Duration: 14 days
Months offered:
February
Activity types:
Canoeing & Sea Kayaking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Absaroka Backpacking
NOLS Absaroka Backpacking $4,290.00
Yellowstone National Park's wild eastern neighbor is Wyoming's absaroka range, a vast wilderness region with broad river valleys, glacier-carved cliffs,...[more]
Duration: 30 days
Months offered:
June
July
Activity types:
Backpacking
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Adirondack Backpack Adventure for 14- and 15-Year-Olds
NOLS Adirondack Backpack Adventure for 14- and 15-Year-Olds $3,360.00
Designed for young teens with a sense of adventure, this course takes you to the premier wilderness destination of the...[more]
Duration: 14 days
Months offered:
June
July
Activity types:
Backpacking
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Alaska Backpacking
NOLS Alaska Backpacking $4,455.00
A wilderness expedition in every sense: daylight at midnight, tracks of the seasonal caribou migration, and land that stretches into...[more]
Duration: 30 days
Months offered:
June
July
Activity types:
Backpacking
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Alaska Backpacking and Packrafting
NOLS Alaska Backpacking and Packrafting $5,100.00
Packrafting is at the forefront of Alaskan exploration, and NOLS is right there with it. This land- and water-based expedition...[more]
Duration: 30 days
Months offered:
July
Activity types:
Backpacking
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
White Water Rafting & Kayaking
Alaska Backpacking and Seakayaking
NOLS Alaska Backpacking and Seakayaking $5,220.00
This combo course will give you a chance to learn two wilderness travel skills. While kayaking, you'll follow a route...[more]
Duration: 30 days
Months offered:
May
June
July
Activity types:
Backpacking
Canoeing & Sea Kayaking
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Alaska Mountaineering
NOLS Alaska Mountaineering $6,250.00
Alaska is a chain of rugged mountain ranges and spectacular glaciers converging to make a mountaineer's dreamscape. Within this region...[more]
Duration: 30 days
Months offered:
June
Activity types:
Backpacking
Climbing
Hiking
Leadership Training
Mountaineering
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Tundra Exploration
Alaska Mountaineering - 23 and older
NOLS Alaska Mountaineering - 23 and older $4100.00
To maximize time for skill development, this two-week version of the original flies directly onto a glacier, eliminating the long...[more]
Duration: 14 days
Months offered:
June
July
Activity types:
Backpacking
Climbing
Hiking
Leadership Training
Mountaineering
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Tundra Exploration
Alaska Outdoor Educator Backpacking and Sea Kayaking
NOLS Alaska Outdoor Educator Backpacking and Sea Kayaking $4570.00
If you're a practicing or aspiring outdoor educator, you know having multiple skill areas is a professional advantage. In this...[more]
Duration: 30 days
Months offered:
July
Activity types:
Backpacking
Canoeing & Sea Kayaking
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Australia Backpacking
NOLS Australia Backpacking $6,375.00
The rich cultural history, subtropical habitats, and ancient land formations of the kimberley make this part of Western Australia ideal...[more]
Duration: 35 days
Months offered:
June
Activity types:
Backpacking
Culture, History & Ruins
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Australia Backpacking and Sea Kayaking
NOLS Australia Backpacking and Sea Kayaking $8,015.00
Western Australia has it all: rugged plateaus, blue waters, and white sandy beaches. Sea kayaking in the waters of the...[more]
Duration: 45 days
Months offered:
June
July
Activity types:
Backpacking
Canoeing & Sea Kayaking
Culture, History & Ruins
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Backcountry Skiing
NOLS Backcountry Skiing $2,015.00
Start with two feet of fresh powder. Add the solitude of a winter night and the sky blanketed in endless...[more]
Duration: 14 days
Months offered:
January
February
Activity types:
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Skiing & Snowboarding
Backcountry Skiing - 23 and older
NOLS Backcountry Skiing - 23 and older $2,340.00
This 12-day course is an abbreviated version of the 17-and-over skiing course, allowing for weekend travel. Instruction begins at Grand...[more]
Duration: 12 days
Months offered:
February
March
Activity types:
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Skiing & Snowboarding
Baja Coastal Sailing
NOLS Baja Coastal Sailing $4,300.00
A NOLS sailing course will get you well on your way to sailing on your own and being a competent...[more]
Duration: 22 days
Months offered:
January
October
Activity types:
Culture, History & Ruins
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sailing & Small Boats
Sight-Seeing
Baja Sea Kayaking
NOLS Baja Sea Kayaking $3,610.00
Technical skills, incredible scenery, leadership practice, and cultural exchanges. On this course you'll navigate the Sea of Cortez, carrying everything...[more]
Duration: 22 days
Months offered:
January
February
October
Activity types:
Canoeing & Sea Kayaking
Culture, History & Ruins
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Baja Sea Kayaking- 23 and older
NOLS Baja Sea Kayaking- 23 and older $3,525.00
Technical skills, incredible scenery, leadership practice, and cultural exchanges. On this course you'll navigate the Sea of Cortez, carrying everything...[more]
Duration: 14 days
Months offered:
February
Activity types:
Canoeing & Sea Kayaking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Brooks Range Backpacking - Prime
NOLS Brooks Range Backpacking - Prime $4,775.00
North of the Arctic Circle and aptly dubbed Land of the Midnight Sun, much of the landscape in the Brooks...[more]
Duration: 14 days
Months offered:
August
Activity types:
Backpacking
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Tundra Exploration
Brooks Range Backpacking and River
NOLS Brooks Range Backpacking and River $8,100.00
The Brooks Range is one of the wildest mountain ranges in North America. Stretching across the tundra north of the...[more]
Duration: 40 days
Months offered:
July
Activity types:
Backpacking
Canoeing & Sea Kayaking
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Tundra Exploration
Fall Semester in New Zealand
NOLS Fall Semester in New Zealand $TBA0
Join us for an exciting educational opportunity in a remarkable country. You'll learn about the South Island's natural history as...[more]
Duration: 77 days
Months offered:
September
Activity types:
Backpacking
Canoeing & Sea Kayaking
Culture, History & Ruins
Hiking
Leadership Training
Mountaineering
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Himalaya Backpacking
NOLS Himalaya Backpacking $7,200.00
The Kumaon and Eastern Garhwal regions of the Indian Himalaya are rugged glacially carved ranges famous for climbing and trekking....[more]
Duration: 35 days
Months offered:
May
September
Activity types:
Backpacking
Culture, History & Ruins
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Himalaya Mountaineering
NOLS Himalaya Mountaineering $7,850.00
The remote and spectacular Kumaon region in the state of Uttarakhand is the setting for this course. In these surroundings,...[more]
Duration: 40 days
Months offered:
April
August
Activity types:
Backpacking
Climbing
Hiking
Leadership Training
Mountaineering
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Tundra Exploration
Idaho Backpacking Adventure for 14- and 15-Year-Olds
NOLS Idaho Backpacking Adventure for 14- and 15-Year-Olds $3,350.00
Independence, responsibility, achievement, and funthese qualities are the essence of this adventure. The mountains of the West are unlike any...[more]
Duration: 14 days
Months offered:
June
July
Activity types:
Backpacking
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Idaho Backpacking Adventure for 14- and 15-Year-Olds Female Only
NOLS Idaho Backpacking Adventure for 14- and 15-Year-Olds Female Only $3,350.00
Independence, responsibility, achievement, and funthese qualities are the essence of this adventure. The mountains of the West are unlike any...[more]
Duration: 14 days
Months offered:
June
Activity types:
Backpacking
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
New Zealand Backpacking
NOLS New Zealand Backpacking $6,590.00
This tramping adventure takes you into the South Island's rugged interior: a land of mountains, rivers, waterfalls, tundra, and forests....[more]
Duration: 30 days
Months offered:
February
Activity types:
Backpacking
Culture, History & Ruins
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
North Cascades Mountaineering
NOLS North Cascades Mountaineering $4,525.00
Washington's North Cascades, often referred to as the "American Alps," encompass some of America's most spectacular sceneryjagged peaks, deep valleys,...[more]
Duration: 31 days
Months offered:
May
July
Activity types:
Backpacking
Climbing
Hiking
Leadership Training
Mountaineering
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Tundra Exploration
North Cascades Mountaineering - 23 and older
NOLS North Cascades Mountaineering - 23 and older $3,500.00
Get a taste of the world-renowned mountaineering in the Pacific Northwest. Two weeks in the mountains of the North Cascades...[more]
Duration: 17 days
Months offered:
August
Activity types:
Backpacking
Climbing
Hiking
Leadership Training
Mountaineering
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Tundra Exploration
Pacific Northwest Backpacking
NOLS Pacific Northwest Backpacking $4,225.00
The Pacific Northwest is a richly diverse wilderness classroom, so there is an early season option and a late season...[more]
Duration: 31 days
Months offered:
May
June
July
Activity types:
Backpacking
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Pacific Northwest Mountaineering and Sailing
NOLS Pacific Northwest Mountaineering and Sailing $6,390.00
This challenging expedition offers the best of British Columbia's spectacular Coast Mountains and the remote northern waters of Georgia Strait...[more]
Duration: 38 days
Months offered:
July
Activity types:
Backpacking
Hiking
Leadership Training
Mountaineering
Outdoor Skills
Sailing & Small Boats
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Pacific Northwest Outdoor Educator: Mountaineering
NOLS Pacific Northwest Outdoor Educator: Mountaineering $4,450.00
With a team of dedicated teachers and a facility that's ideal for expedition planning, we specialize in courses for educators....[more]
Duration: 31 days
Months offered:
May
July
Activity types:
Backpacking
Climbing
Hiking
Leadership Training
Mountaineering
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Tundra Exploration
Pacific Northwest Sea Kayaking and Sailing
NOLS Pacific Northwest Sea Kayaking and Sailing $5,465.00
Find the full beauty of the Pacific Northwest on this all-ocean coastal exploration. You will sea kayak the remote waters...[more]
Duration: 31 days
Months offered:
June
July
Activity types:
Canoeing & Sea Kayaking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sailing & Small Boats
Sight-Seeing
Pacific Northwest Trip Leader
NOLS Pacific Northwest Trip Leader $1,255.00
Washington's wilderness areas are ideal training grounds for learning how to lead backpacking trips. Here you'll join a diverse group...[more]
Duration: 9 days
Months offered:
June
July
August
Activity types:
Backpacking
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Pacific NW Backpack Adventure for 14- and 15-Year-Olds
NOLS Pacific NW Backpack Adventure for 14- and 15-Year-Olds $3,350.00
Specifically suited for young people wanting to learn backcountry skills and explore the natural world, this adventure is an ideal...[more]
Duration: 14 days
Months offered:
June
July
Activity types:
Backpacking
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Patagonia Mountaineering
NOLS Patagonia Mountaineering $6,750.00
The Patagonian Andes are the site of your mountaineering expedition. Among the peaks, expansive rivers, and thick forests, you'll learn...[more]
Duration: 34 days
Months offered:
January
Activity types:
Backpacking
Climbing
Culture, History & Ruins
Hiking
Leadership Training
Mountaineering
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Tundra Exploration
Prince William Sound Sea Kayaking - Prime
NOLS Prince William Sound Sea Kayaking - Prime $3,600.00
Paddle Alaska's world famous Prince William Sound: past towering tidewater glaciers, crystalblue icebergs, and wooded coves perfect for camping. The...[more]
Duration: 14 days
Months offered:
July
Activity types:
Canoeing & Sea Kayaking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Rock and River
NOLS Rock and River $6,000.00
Learn two skills in two very different wilderness environments: the stunning crags of Wyoming and the whitewater of Utah and...[more]
Duration: 30 days
Months offered:
June
Activity types:
Climbing
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
White Water Rafting & Kayaking
Rock Climbing - 21 Day
NOLS Rock Climbing - 21 Day $4,510.00
This backcountry climbing expedition is a comprehensive immersion into the sport of traditional "trad" rock climbing amidst some of Wyoming's...[more]
Duration: 21 days
Months offered:
July
Activity types:
Backpacking
Climbing
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Rock Climbing - 30 Day
NOLS Rock Climbing - 30 Day $5,470.00
This backcountry climbing expedition is a comprehensive immersion into the sport of traditional "trad" rock climbing amidst some of Wyoming's...[more]
Duration: 30 days
Months offered:
June
July
Activity types:
Backpacking
Climbing
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Rocky Mountain Lightweight Backpacking
NOLS Rocky Mountain Lightweight Backpacking $3,610.00
The first lightweight backpacking course in the world of outdoor education is in its seventh year at NOLS. Outfitted with...[more]
Duration: 14 days
Months offered:
July
August
Activity types:
Backpacking
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Rocky Mountain Outdoor Educator
NOLS Rocky Mountain Outdoor Educator $3,720.00
NOLS has been inspiring and teaching outdoor educators for 45 years. This course offers two formats, both packed with the...[more]
Duration: 23 days
Months offered:
June
July
August
Activity types:
Backpacking
Climbing
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Salmon Backpacking and Rafting
NOLS Salmon Backpacking and Rafting $5,790.00
This course is an exceptional blend of whitewater, wildlife, and American frontier history. Beginning with an 18-day hiking section, you'll...[more]
Duration: 28 days
Months offered:
June
July
Activity types:
Backpacking
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
White Water Rafting & Kayaking
Salmon Backpacking and Rafting Adventure for 14- and 15-Year-Olds
NOLS Salmon Backpacking and Rafting Adventure for 14- and 15-Year-Olds $6,080.00
This course is for young teens who want to traverse a little known section of the Rocky Mountains near the...[more]
Duration: 28 days
Months offered:
June
July
Activity types:
Backpacking
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
White Water Rafting & Kayaking
Scandinavian Backpacking
NOLS Scandinavian Backpacking $5,725.00
If you have always dreamed of hiking above the arctic circle, this exploratory backpacking course will take you north into...[more]
Duration: 30 days
Months offered:
July
Activity types:
Backpacking
Culture, History & Ruins
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Scandinavian Backpacking - 23 and older
NOLS Scandinavian Backpacking - 23 and older $3,825.00
Get away for a quick nordic expedition. Two weeks backpacking in the Scandinavian Peninsula will provide the foundations of outdoor...[more]
Duration: 14 days
Months offered:
August
Activity types:
Backpacking
Culture, History & Ruins
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Scandinavian Sea Kayaking and Backpacking
NOLS Scandinavian Sea Kayaking and Backpacking $6,760.00
The kingdom of Norway is the westernmost country of the Scandinavian Peninsula in Europe. Sea kayaking its impressive coastline offers...[more]
Duration: 30 days
Months offered:
June
Activity types:
Backpacking
Canoeing & Sea Kayaking
Culture, History & Ruins
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Semester for Outdoor Educators - Fall
NOLS Semester for Outdoor Educators - Fall $13,680.00
There's only so much you can learn about outdoor education indoors. That's why we've created the NOLS Semester for Outdoor...[more]
Duration: 89 days
Months offered:
September
Activity types:
Backpacking
Climbing
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Skiing & Snowboarding
Trekking
Wilderness Medicine
Semester for Outdoor Educators - Spring
NOLS Semester for Outdoor Educators - Spring $13,940.00
There's only so much you can learn about outdoor education indoors. That's why we've created the NOLS Semester for Outdoor...[more]
Duration: 89 days
Months offered:
February
Activity types:
Backpacking
Canoeing & Sea Kayaking
Climbing
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Wilderness Medicine
Semester in Baja - Fall
NOLS Semester in Baja - Fall $TBA0
Flanked by the Pacific Ocean on the west and the Sea of Cortez on the east, the Baja California Peninsula...[more]
Duration: 78 days
Months offered:
September
Activity types:
Backpacking
Canoeing & Sea Kayaking
Culture, History & Ruins
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sailing & Small Boats
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Semester in Baja - Spring
NOLS Semester in Baja - Spring $12,900.00
Flanked by the Pacific Ocean on the west and the Sea of Cortez on the east, the Baja California Peninsula...[more]
Duration: 78 days
Months offered:
January
Activity types:
Backpacking
Canoeing & Sea Kayaking
Culture, History & Ruins
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sailing & Small Boats
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Semester in India - Fall
NOLS Semester in India - Fall $TBA0
Touch down in the ancient world of the Himalaya and prepare for a semester packed with unparalleled language and cultural...[more]
Duration: 80 days
Months offered:
August
September
Activity types:
Backpacking
Culture, History & Ruins
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
White Water Rafting & Kayaking
Wilderness Medicine
Semester in India - Spring
NOLS Semester in India - Spring $16,125.00
Touch down in the ancient world of the Himalaya and prepare for a semester packed with unparalleled language and cultural...[more]
Duration: 80 days
Months offered:
March
Activity types:
Backpacking
Culture, History & Ruins
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
White Water Rafting & Kayaking
Wilderness Medicine
Semester in Patagonia - Fall
NOLS Semester in Patagonia - Fall $15,775.00
This semester has strong leadership outcomes forged by adapting to and operating in harsh weather. Teamwork, communication, and problem solving...[more]
Duration: 80 days
Months offered:
September
October
Activity types:
Backpacking
Canoeing & Sea Kayaking
Culture, History & Ruins
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Wilderness Medicine
Semester in Patagonia - Spring
NOLS Semester in Patagonia - Spring $16,300.00
This semester has strong leadership outcomes forged by adapting to and operating in harsh weather. Teamwork, communication, and problem solving...[more]
Duration: 80 days
Months offered:
January
Activity types:
Backpacking
Canoeing & Sea Kayaking
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Wilderness Medicine
Semester in the Amazon
NOLS Semester in the Amazon $15,400.00
An expedition through the southern part of the Amazon Basin, where you will experience the diverse forest types and their...[more]
Duration: 80 days
Months offered:
September
Activity types:
Backpacking
Canoeing & Sea Kayaking
Culture, History & Ruins
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
White Water Rafting & Kayaking
Wilderness Medicine
Semester in the Pacific Northwest
NOLS Semester in the Pacific Northwest $12,275.00
In the wilderness of the Northwest you'll explore steep, heavily glaciated mountains, impressive forests of towering evergreens, outstanding rock climbing...[more]
Duration: 80 days
Months offered:
August
September
Activity types:
Backpacking
Canoeing & Sea Kayaking
Climbing
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sailing & Small Boats
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Wilderness Medicine
Semester in the Rockies - Fall
NOLS Semester in the Rockies - Fall $TBA0
NOLS invented the outdoor semester, and this course is where it all began. A Semester in the Rockies will take...[more]
Duration: 89 days
Months offered:
August
September
Activity types:
Backpacking
Canoeing & Sea Kayaking
Climbing
Hiking
Leadership Training
Mountaineering
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Skiing & Snowboarding
Trekking
White Water Rafting & Kayaking
Semester in the Rockies - Spring
NOLS Semester in the Rockies - Spring $12,625.00
NOLS invented the outdoor semester, and this course is where it all began. A Semester in the Rockies will take...[more]
Duration: 87 days
Months offered:
February
March
Activity types:
Animals & Safari
Backpacking
Canoeing & Sea Kayaking
Climbing
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Skiing & Snowboarding
Trekking
White Water Rafting & Kayaking
Wilderness Medicine
Semester in the Rockies - Summer
NOLS Semester in the Rockies - Summer $11,400.00
NOLS invented the outdoor semester, and this course is where it all began. A Semester in the Rockies will take...[more]
Duration: 68 days
Months offered:
June
Activity types:
Backpacking
Climbing
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
White Water Rafting & Kayaking
Semester in the Southwest - Fall
NOLS Semester in the Southwest - Fall $TBA0
This semester will give you a unique glimpse into the living desert. The sections will take you from a Wilderness...[more]
Duration: 80 days
Months offered:
September
Activity types:
Backpacking
Canoeing & Sea Kayaking
Climbing
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Wilderness Medicine
Semester in the Southwest - Spring
NOLS Semester in the Southwest - Spring $12,525.00
This semester will give you a unique glimpse into the living desert. The sections will take you from a Wilderness...[more]
Duration: 80 days
Months offered:
January
Activity types:
Backpacking
Canoeing & Sea Kayaking
Climbing
Culture, History & Ruins
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Semester in the Yukon
NOLS Semester in the Yukon $9,500.00
This semester is an action-packed learning adventure. It takes place entirely in Canada's subarctic, where remote, wild land stands unparalleled....[more]
Duration: 76 days
Months offered:
June
Activity types:
Backpacking
Canoeing & Sea Kayaking
Hiking
Leadership Training
Mountaineering
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Semester on the Borders
NOLS Semester on the Borders $14,950.00
This is one of the most geographically diverse semesters at NOLSbeginning in the deserts of the Southwest and ending in...[more]
Duration: 86 days
Months offered:
March
Activity types:
Backpacking
Canoeing & Sea Kayaking
Climbing
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sailing & Small Boats
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Wilderness Medicine
Southeast Alaska Sea Kayaking
NOLS Southeast Alaska Sea Kayaking $4,465.00
There's no better way to take in Alaska's dramatic coastline than by gliding along the water. Your launching point is...[more]
Duration: 30 days
Months offered:
June
July
Activity types:
Canoeing & Sea Kayaking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Southwest Lightweight Backpacking
NOLS Southwest Lightweight Backpacking $3,505.00
Leave your hiking boots and water bottles at home; trail shoes and hydration bladders are all the rage these days....[more]
Duration: 14 days
Months offered:
September
Activity types:
Backpacking
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Southwest Outdoor Educator: Backpacking and Rock Climbing
NOLS Southwest Outdoor Educator: Backpacking and Rock Climbing $4,665.00
If you're an active or aspiring outdoor educator, this is your opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for...[more]
Duration: 31 days
Months offered:
January
Activity types:
Backpacking
Climbing
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Splitboarding
NOLS Splitboarding $2,400.00
Are you seeking the exhilaration of a perfect ride in untracked powder? Want to transition from being an area rider...[more]
Duration: 14 days
Months offered:
January
February
Activity types:
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Skiing & Snowboarding
Spring Semester in Australia
NOLS Spring Semester in Australia $14,850.00
Come discover the Kimberly Region of Western Australia, one of the largest and most remote wild lands in the world....[more]
Duration: 75 days
Months offered:
March
Activity types:
Backpacking
Canoeing & Sea Kayaking
Culture, History & Ruins
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Spring Semester in New Zealand
NOLS Spring Semester in New Zealand $18,015.00
Join us for an exciting educational opportunity in a remarkable country. You'll learn about the South Island's natural history as...[more]
Duration: 77 days
Months offered:
January
February
Activity types:
Backpacking
Canoeing & Sea Kayaking
Culture, History & Ruins
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Summer Semester in Alaska
NOLS Summer Semester in Alaska $11,800.00
Your semester in Alaska includes everything from forested coastlines to the snow and ice of the high mountain peaks to...[more]
Duration: 75 days
Months offered:
May
June
Activity types:
Backpacking
Canoeing & Sea Kayaking
Hiking
Leadership Training
Mountaineering
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Waddington Range Mountaineering
NOLS Waddington Range Mountaineering $5,600.00
This demanding expedition travels into British Columbia's Coast Mountains, including the Waddington Range, Whitemantle Range, and Homathko Icefield, for a...[more]
Duration: 31 days
Months offered:
June
July
Activity types:
Backpacking
Climbing
Hiking
Leadership Training
Mountaineering
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Tundra Exploration
Whitewater River Expedition
NOLS Whitewater River Expedition $3,990.00
Travel 125 miles through the breathtaking canyons of Utah and Colorado's wild Green River. This course offers a thorough introduction...[more]
Duration: 16 days
Months offered:
June
July
August
Activity types:
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
White Water Rafting & Kayaking
Wilderness Horsepacking
NOLS Wilderness Horsepacking $5,360.00
There's nothing quite like seeing the wilderness on horseback. We'll take you from the NOLS-owned-and-operated Three Peaks Ranch into the...[more]
Duration: 21 days
Months offered:
June
July
August
Activity types:
Animals & Safari
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Wilderness Horsepacking - 23 and older
NOLS Wilderness Horsepacking - 23 and older $3,525.00
There's nothing quite like seeing the wilderness on horseback. We'll take you from the NOLS-owned-and-operated Three Peaks Ranch into the...[more]
Duration: 14 days
Months offered:
August
Activity types:
Animals & Safari
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Wilderness Medicine and Rescue Semester
NOLS Wilderness Medicine and Rescue Semester $15,200.00
You could be a member of a Search and Rescue team, leading wilderness trips, running safety on river rapids, assisting...[more]
Duration: 90 days
Months offered:
February
Activity types:
Backpacking
Canoeing & Sea Kayaking
Climbing
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
White Water Rafting & Kayaking
Wilderness Medicine
Wind River Mountaineering
NOLS Wind River Mountaineering $4,600.00
The rugged, glacier-carved Wind River Range is famous for mountaineering expeditions that have a perfect blend of glacier travel, snow...[more]
Duration: 30 days
Months offered:
June
Activity types:
Backpacking
Climbing
Hiking
Leadership Training
Mountaineering
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Tundra Exploration
Wind River Wilderness
NOLS Wind River Wilderness $4,385.00
The original noLs course and the most popular expedition we offer. For 30 days, you'll explore the Wind river Mountains,...[more]
Duration: 30 days
Months offered:
June
July
Activity types:
Backpacking
Climbing
Fishing
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Wind River Wilderness - 23 and older
NOLS Wind River Wilderness - 23 and older $3,595.00
Take two weeks away from the grind and immerse yourself in the spectacular surroundings of Wyoming's Wind river range and...[more]
Duration: 14 days
Months offered:
July
September
Activity types:
Backpacking
Climbing
Fishing
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Winter Outdoor Educator
NOLS Winter Outdoor Educator $2,900.00
Designed for practicing and aspiring winter outdoor educators, this course begins with five days of workshops in the comfort of...[more]
Duration: 21 days
Months offered:
January
Activity types:
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Skiing & Snowboarding
Wyoming Backpacking Adventure for 14- and 15-Year-Olds
NOLS Wyoming Backpacking Adventure for 14- and 15-Year-Olds $5,360.00
A true wilderness expedition designed for young people. You will be with others your own age, gain independence, and take...[more]
Duration: 30 days
Months offered:
June
July
Activity types:
Backpacking
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Year in Patagonia
NOLS Year in Patagonia $27,500.00
This study abroad packs in outdoor skills, wilderness certifications, and international culture to create an unparalleled adventure. From mountain travel...[more]
Duration: 155 days
Months offered:
October
Activity types:
Backpacking
Canoeing & Sea Kayaking
Climbing
Culture, History & Ruins
Hiking
Leadership Training
Mountaineering
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Wilderness Medicine
Yukon Backpack and Wilderness Canoe
NOLS Yukon Backpack and Wilderness Canoe $4,800.00
Take full advantage of the remote, pristine Yukon wilderness on this self-supported expedition. This course is perfect for students who...[more]
Duration: 30 days
Months offered:
June
July
Activity types:
Backpacking
Canoeing & Sea Kayaking
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Yukon Backpacking
NOLS Yukon Backpacking $4,225.00
Roam through the yukon's expansive and trailless wilderness of forest and mountains. You'll explore and learn in the Yukon's wild...[more]
Duration: 30 days
Months offered:
July
Activity types:
Backpacking
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
Yukon Outdoor Educator: Backpacking and Whitewater Canoeing
NOLS Yukon Outdoor Educator: Backpacking and Whitewater Canoeing $4,320.00
This expedition for practicing and aspiring outdoor educators combines the skills of wilderness backpacking with northern whitewater canoeing in Canada's...[more]
Duration: 30 days
Months offered:
July
Activity types:
Backpacking
Canoeing & Sea Kayaking
Hiking
Leadership Training
Outdoor Skills
Sight-Seeing
Trekking
White Water Rafting & Kayaking

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