Spring Semester in India

Spring Semester in India


  • Most extensive opportunities to interact with the local culture and people of any NOLS course
  • Travel on historic trade routes, passing through small villages
  • Five-day Wilderness Advanced First Aid taught by WMI senior staff
  • Remote whitewater rafting section on the River Kali
  • Homestay in Kalika, possible class topics include: yoga, forest use, landscapes, and traditional farming practices
  • Opportunities to develop your basic Hindi skills
  • Group travel from New York, NY, to Delhi, India (airfare not included in tuition)
Touch down in the ancient and mystical world of the Himalaya and prepare for a semester packed with unparalleled language and cultural opportunities in one of the most breathtaking backcountry classrooms in the world.

The Himalaya, or Abode of Snow, swing in a wide arc across four countries and are home to both Everest and K2. Your course will take you to a variety of environments in northern India, starting from the NOLS base in the idyllic mountain town of Ranikhet, Uttarakhand at 6,500 feet in the foothills of the Himalaya.

From there, you will travel through the valleys of the Kumaon and Garhwal regions where the thick conifer and broad-leaf trees of the lower altitudes turn to evergreens, rhododendron, and juniper forests in the high ridges and shrubs, grasses, and wildflowers in the alpine zone.


Location NOLS India
Tuition $15,825 Learn about Financial Aid
Equipment Deposit $700
Minimum Age 18
Duration 82 Days
Type Semester & Year
Start/End New York, NY, USA/New Delhi, India
Fly in/out New York, NY, USA/New Delhi, India
College Credit
  • 16 Credit Hours
  • 3 Hours Environmental Studies
  • 3 Hours Leadership Techniques
  • 4 Hours Skills Practicum
  • 3 Hours Risk Management
  • 3 Hours Cultural Studies
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High School Credit
  • 2 Carnegie Units
  • 1 CU Physical Education
  • 1 CU Leadership
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“The most rewarding section was the test of skills at the end of the semester, which manifested itself as the Independent Student Group Travel. We were able to put our newly learned abilities to the test while bonding with our fellow course mates.”

-Joel S.

Semester in India Grad