Patagonia Coastal Expedition

Credit: Fiona Casson

Patagonia Coastal Expedition

Find your wild in Chile’s mountains and coast

Smell the salt of the ocean as you check the wind for the day’s journey. Explore Patagonia’s fjords and learn about their ecology. Soak in the area’s history as you visit coastal communities and learn about their ways of life. Spend your days hiking through temperate rainforests and your evenings savoring meals cooked on a camp stove. This course is split into two sections, backpacking and sea kayaking, and for both sections you’ll start with the basics before progressing to more advanced outdoor skills. These will include things like minimum-impact camping, coastal navigation, paddle technique, map reading, and hiking off trail—everything you need to know to explore Chile’s coastline and be ready to travel in the outdoors on your own.

Leadership will be an important part of your course. As you live and travel in the outdoors, these experiences will be a part of your leadership progression. Setting up a tent during challenging weather, for example, is an opportunity to develop resilience. Working on a small team while paddling a sea kayak is a lesson in group dynamics and communication. Cross-cultural exchange as you meet coastal communities is your opportunity to grow in self-awareness and cultural competence. With these experiences and mentorship from your instructors, you’ll develop your own leadership style. By the end of this course, you’ll be prepared to be a leader in community and continue exploring the outdoors for the rest of your life.

Dates

Dates

2018 Dates

Nov. 18 – Dec. 18, 2018

Tuition: $6,625
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2019 Dates

March 17 – April 16, 2019

Tuition: $6,730

Nov. 15 – Dec. 15, 2019

Tuition: $6,820

Specifics

All course information at a glance

Tuition

$6,625 to $6,820
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Equipment Deposit

$250

Duration

31 days

Minimum Age

18 yrs.

Academic Credit

6 College Credits
  • 2 Environmental Studies
  • 2 Skills Practicum
  • 2 Leadership

1.50 High School Credits

  • 1.00 Leadership
  • 0.50 Physical Education
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Course Description

Equipment List

Travel and Logistics

Start/End

Coyhaique, Chile

Fly in/out

Balmaceda, Chile

Skills learned

Backpacking

Sea Kayaking