Spring Semester in Patagonia

Credit: Fiona Casson

Spring Semester in Patagonia

Find your leadership style in the Andes

Climb into the mountains and listen to the wind blow through the cliffs. Taste the salty breeze as you paddle your kayak along the coast. Breathe in the smell of mate while passing by a poblador’s ranch. This course takes you mountaineering and sea kayaking in the Andes mountains of Chile, but you’ll walk away with more than advanced outdoor skills. You’ll spend a semester practicing leadership every day. You’ll meet new challenges with your group and practice teamwork and decision making. You’ll also learn about other ways of life as you explore this unique part of Chile.

On this course, you won’t be a tourist. This course is about going deep into the land and yourself. Living in a remote place in community with other people. It’s a way to grow in leadership and awareness of the world, things you’ll remember for the rest of your life. You probably won’t describe this course as “easy” when you get home. But you’ll learn that you can meet challenges you never dreamed about.

Dates

Dates

2018 Dates

Jan. 23 – April 12, 2018

Tuition: $16,995
Details: Wilderness First Aid, Mountaineering, Sea Kayaking
In Progress

Jan. 23 – April 12, 2018

Tuition: $16,995
Details: Wilderness First Aid, Sea Kayaking, Mountaineering
In Progress

Jan. 30 – April 19, 2018

Tuition: $16,995
Details: Wilderness First Aid, Sea Kayaking, Mountaineering
In Progress

Specifics

All course information at a glance

Tuition
$16,995
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Equipment Deposit
$750
Duration
80 days
Minimum Age
18 yrs.
Academic Credit
16 College Credits
  • 4 Risk Assessment
  • 4 Skills Practicum
  • 4 Leadership Techniques
  • 4 Environmental Studies

2 High School Credits

  • 1.00 Leadership
  • 1.00 Physical Education
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Certifications

CPR

Leave No Trace - Trainer

Wilderness First Aid

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Course Description

Equipment List

Travel and Logistics

Start/End
Coyhaique, Chile
Fly in/out
Balmaceda, Chile
Skills learned

Mountaineering

Sea Kayaking

Wilderness Medicine

Additional Details

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What Our Grads Say

“You really get to know people out here on such a deeply personal level that you start to understand what type of leadership they respond to and its not just your kind of leadership.”

— Christopher C., NOLS Spring Semester in Patagonia grad

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