NOLS: National Outdoor Leadership School Home

Our goal is simple: we cultivate connections throughout the NOLS community—including graduates, staff and families—from 50 years of NOLS expeditions and wilderness medicine training.

At NOLS, completion of your course is just the beginning…


NOLS' 50th Anniversary

More than 700 people celebrated a half century of excellence in outdoor education at NOLS' 50th Anniversary Oct. 8-10, 2015. See photos and the new NOLS video!

Staying in Touch
Update your address; get your transcript; find a coursemate, or evaluation; receive curriculum updates; hear about special offers and more.
Alumni Events & Activities
2016-2017 Alumni trips, reunions, seminars, courses, alumni travel, photo galleries, and much more.
Make an online donation to NOLS today, or learn about how gifts support our work in wilderness and leadership education.

Jobs at NOLS & Career Services
Find out about job and internship opportunities at NOLS and in the global outdoor industry.


NOLS Photo Contest

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Alumni Benefits

A NOLS education provides varied skills and valuable experience. But being a NOLS graduate also gets you other tangible benefits— we've teamed with a growing list of sponsors to provide discounts and special deals for NOLS alumni.

Other Alumni Links:
Alumni Groups
Alumni Rep Program
The Leader
FAQs for NOLS Parents
FAQs for NOLS Graduates
NOLS Jobsnetwork
Expedition Planning

Wilderness Medicine Curriculum Updates

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Hurry Up and Slow Down- NOLS Alumni Trips are a great way to reconnect with wilderness, the school, and your favorite (or new) outdoor skills.Photo: Rich Brame


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