Fall Semester in Baja

Fall Semester in Baja


  • Spend 80 days traversing the mountains and seas of Baja California's remote backcountry
  • Travel over 300 miles by foot, kayak, and sailboat
  • Snorkel the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez, and reach elevations up to 10,000 feet in the Sierra San Pedro Martir
  • Learn the natural history of Baja California, including the area's rich diversity of wildlife and plants
  • Spend time with local families, fishermen, and ranchers learning about daily life
On this course, you'll explore the stunning, contrasting environments of the Baja Peninsula on foot, in a sea kayak, and under sail. Along the way, you'll have opportunities for cultural interactions with local students, educators, and ranching and fishing communities.

Flanked by the Pacific Ocean on the west and the Sea of Cortez on the east, the Baja California Peninsula is a land of extremes. You'll learn what it takes to live comfortably in the area's rugged mountains and rich coastlines. Are you ready for the challenge?


Location NOLS Mexico
Tuition $13,400 Learn about Financial Aid
Equipment Deposit $500
Minimum Age 17
Duration 78 Days
Type Semester & Year
Start/End In San Diego, Out Loreto
Fly in/out Call Admissions (800)710-6657
College Credit
  • 16 Credit Hours
  • 3 Hours Environmental Studies
  • 4 Hours Leadership Techniques
  • 6 Hours Skills Practicum
  • 3 Hours Risk Assessment
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High School Credit
  • 2 Carnegie Units
  • 1 CU Physical Education
  • 1 CU Leadership
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“ I thought it was a really cool combination of different elements of Baja Mexico.”

-Caroline J.

Semester in Baja Grad