For nearly 50 years, the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) has been the leader in wilderness education. More than 221,000 students have learned and mastered outdoor skills, developed leadership, and studied environmental ethics in the world’s most spectacular and wild classrooms.
NOLS offers over 65 course types in skill areas including backpacking, rock climbing, mountaineering, sea kayaking, sailing, canoeing, skiing, snowboarding, horsepacking, and wilderness medicine on courses ranging from nine days to an academic year.
Each year, NOLS provides $1.5 million in scholarship assistance to our students, and optional academic credit is available for all courses.
Program Locations(s): International — Alaska, Amazon, Australia, East Africa, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Northeast, Pacific Northwest, Patagonia, Rocky Mountain, Scandinavia, Southwest, Teton Valley, Yukon
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