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Alumni Benefits

"I already love, respect, and want to be a part of NOLS in the future but now I am even more impressed with NOLS. This is another tangible benefit of NOLS in addition to the priceless intangible benefits of my course." — William C., North Carolina


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 our 260,000+ NOLS alumni.

Benefits include gear, lodging, travel and other discounts. This page is under construction, so check back often for more information, or drop us an email or shout by telephone (800.332.4280). Generally, we'll ask you to verify your specific NOLS educational background and contact information before we connect you with deals.





Buffalo Systems
Your alumni status gets you personal access to an incredible 40% discount from our friends at Buffalo Systems, the UK purveryor of functional, performance outdoor gear. Fill out the brief application to verify your grad status and we'll send confirmed grads the discount code.



Zipcar is a "car sharing community" that rents vehicles by the hour or day. Vehicles come with their own parking space, gas and insurance. Membership discounts can save you dough right away.


Because of your expertise in the outdoors and your status as a NOLS graduate, top brands want to reward you with exclusive discounts on their products. Join the NOLS Alumni team to start saving big.

  American Alpine Club (AAC)
The AAC shares a commitment to community, competency, and healthy climbing landscapes. They offer NOLS grads a 30% discount on a membership that includes rescue benefits, the American Alpine Journal, expedition planning resources, events and more. Click here to request your discount code.

Club Quarters
We've teed up an affiliate membership for NOLS grads at the Club Quarters' 15-unit private hotel chain. This membership gets our alumni and families reasonably priced business-style lodging in a number of large, commonly traveled cities.


Bentwood Inn
NOLS alumni can access discounted luxury B&B lodging in the heart of Jackson Hole's ski country.


Hotel L'Esplanade & Le Petit Hotel Enjoy Caribbean, French-flavored hospitality with a discounted stay at two of the finest hotels on the island of Saint Martin. Email us for details and discount access.


Andy's Auto Sport

Do you have a vehicle or know someone who does? Well, consider tapping this online NOLS alumni discount for parts and accessories. Save some dough and spruce your ride. Email us for details and discount access.


Working Advantage

Contact us to confirm your course history and we'll supply you with details on how to access Working Advantage, the online travel, entertainment and shopping discount clearinghouse. From theatre, to theme parks, to movies, to gifts and electronics, Working Advantage and your NOLS alumni status can save you moolah.


Graduate Scholarships at Saybrook University

Expand your mind and career opportunities at Saybrook. Two-year Wilderness Leadership Scholarships are available to NOLS staff and graduates in Masters Degree programs in Psychology and Organizational Systems. These programs, with only periodic on-campus conferences in the Seatte area, are designed for working professionals.



Kimpton Hotels

Boasting 55 stylish, boutique lodging options in 15 U.S. States, Kimpton Hotels just might improve your rest and the fun factor of your travel. NOLS alumni and staff are eligible for exclusive 10% discounts off the best available rate every day. See the Kimpton website for details on their comfortable, hip and fashionable options and contact the NOLS alumni department for your alumni code.



Brooks Brothers
NOLS grads can receive a 15% discount on non-sale items an invites to special sales. Contact us to confirm your NOLS alumni status and we'll share the team code. Isn't it time you ratcheted up your wardrobe?



NOLS Jobsnetwork

Subscribe to this free outdoor jobs email system and great work opportunities will come right to your email box every business day. This career placement system helps highly-trained and qualified NOLS grads land outdoor, conservation or wilderness medicine employment. Put your NOLS skills to work!


Smart Destinations

If you travel to well-known tourist centers around the US, Smart Destinations can get you discounted tickets, admissions, or even let you jump into the VIP line. NOLS grads get a special deal.

Fly fishing in Chile's Patagonia.

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. Trips are open to grads and accompanying friends and family. C'mon back to NOLS on a relaxed Alumni Trip in some of the Globe's most spectacular wild places. Photo: Rich Brame

News from the National Outdoor Leadership School
  Summer 2012 Edition


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