Summer Semester in the Yukon

Credit: Pascal Beauvais

Summer Semester in the Yukon

An action-packed learning adventure, this semester begins and ends in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada, and it takes place entirely in Canada's subarctic, where remote, wild land stands unparalleled. For 57 days your expedition will explore the wilds of the Yukon with a backpack and canoe seeing few people along the way. In fact, with a ratio of six caribou and one moose to every Yukon resident, you're more likely to share this vast wilderness with animals than with humans. Along your route, you will fish, cross unnamed rivers, summit unnamed peaks, and explore the same areas as turn-of-the-century gold seekers. After this semester, you'll be a comfortable traveler in the backcountry with unmatched technical expeditionary skills in backpacking and whitewater canoeing.



2018 Dates

June 13 – Aug. 8, 2018

Tuition: $9,825
Details: Backpacking, Mountaineering, Canoeing
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57 days
Minimum Age
17 yrs.
Academic Credit
11 College Credits
  • 3 Environmental Studies
  • 3 Risk Assessment
  • 2 Skills Practicum
  • 3 Leadership Techniques

2 High School Credits

  • 1.00 Leadership
  • 1.00 Physical Education
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Course Description

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Travel and Logistics

Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
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Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Skills learned




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“Throughout this semester I have discovered my leadership style and also how leadership tends to come naturally to me. I am now much more confident with my decision making and know that I can achieve anything with the right planning and preparation.” 

— Michael L., NOLS Summer Semester in the Yukon grad

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