The leader in wilderness education
Challenge yourself to lead a team, face adversity, and savor the relationships formed in the wild. A NOLS expedition is your opportunity to practice leadership skills as you learn to navigate in a remote wilderness. With instructors who know how to make the wilderness a classroom and our time-tested curriculum, you’ll find your strengths as a leader.Visit NOLS
The Original Wilderness Semester
Confidence and direction for your future
Take time to sharpen your sense of self and your sense of direction. Navigate ocean channels and group dynamics. Build your outdoor skills and your leadership skills. Learn deeply about the world’s cultures and yourself. Grow with and from the best. Take time for your future on a NOLS wilderness semester.
With the academic credit you’ll receive and opportunities for scholarships and other financial aid, there’s nothing stopping you from stepping forward and taking your education to the next level with NOLS.