Fall Semester in New Zealand

Credit: Fredrik Norrsell

Fall Semester in New Zealand

Find your leadership style on the South Island

Make the outdoors your classroom. Breathe in the salt air and watch the sunrise as you get ready for a day of sea kayaking. Listen for the call of the kea mountain parrot as you backpack through New Zealand’s rugged mountains and lush valleys. Learn to travel on snow and ice while traversing rugged peaks and sweeping snowfields. Paddle a canoe through whitewater rapids and spectacular river gorges. Meet members of a local Maori community at a marae, or meetinghouse, and learn about their way of life, past and present.

On this semester, learn to live and travel outdoors with minimum impact while exploring a rich variety of landscapes, from high mountain passes and craggy peaks to lush rainforests and quiet coves. Develop lifelong outdoor skills, which may include sea kayaking, backpacking, canoeing, and mountaineering.

As you gain confidence on the water and in the mountains, identify and hone your personal leadership style. Trying an activity like sea kayaking for the first time might be your opportunity to develop self-awareness and discover a lifelong love of the ocean. Leading your team across challenging mountain terrain might be a pivotal moment in learning effective communication and tolerance for adversity. At the end of your course, head home with deep friendships, lasting memories, and the skills to lead in the wilderness and beyond.

Dates

Dates

2019 Dates

Sept. 12 – Nov. 27, 2019

Tuition: $19,610
Details: Cultural, Mountaineering, Sea Kayaking, Backpacking
In Progress

Sept. 19 – Dec. 4, 2019

Tuition: $19,610
Details: Cultural, Whitewater Canoeing, Backpacking, Mountaineering
In Progress

Sept. 26 – Dec. 11, 2019

Tuition: $19,610
Details: Cultural, Backpacking, Whitewater Canoeing, Sea Kayaking, Backpacking
In Progress

2020 Dates

Sept. 10 – Nov. 25, 2020

Tuition: $19,610
Details: Cultural, Mountaineering, Sea Kayaking, Backpacking
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Sept. 17 – Dec. 2, 2020

Tuition: $19,610
Details: Cultural, Whitewater Canoeing, Backpacking, Mountaineering

Sept. 24 – Dec. 9, 2020

Tuition: $19,610
Details: Cultural, Backpacking, Whitewater Canoeing, Sea Kayaking, Backpacking

Specifics

All course information at a glance

Tuition

$19,610
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Equipment Deposit

$700

Duration

77 days

Minimum Age

18 yrs.

Academic Credit

16 College Credits
  • 3 Risk Assessment
  • 6 Skills Practicum
  • 4 Leadership Techniques
  • 3 Environmental Studies

2 High School Credits

  • 1.00 Leadership
  • 1.00 Physical Education
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Course Description

Equipment List

Travel and Logistics

Start/End

Aniseed Valley, New Zealand

Fly in/out

Nelson, New Zealand

Skills learned

Backpacking

Canoeing

Cultural

Mountaineering

Sea Kayaking

Additional Details

Semester Scholarship Form

Essential Eligibility Criteria

Tuition includes +15% GST.

 

 

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What Our Grads Say

“It seems nearly impossible to put into words how much my time at NOLS meant to me. NOLS allows us to do things we would never get to do and be people we never thought we could be. It removes us from the tedious distractions of every day life, it teaches us things that we could never learn in a classroom, and in turn, we learn more about ourselves than we had ever known before.” 

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