Find adventure and perspective. Develop lifelong leadership skills as you dive into our time-tested curriculum. Build courage and competence under the guidance of the best instructors in the industry. A NOLS course is an immersive expedition where you will spend time exploring remote, wild places with a tight-knit community of students and instructors. Developed through extensive research and decades of experience, the NOLS leadership curriculum sets the industry standard and will set you up for success. Read how the NOLS curriculum provides the foundation for developing your personal leadership style.
NOLS expands courses for LGBTQ+ community and people of color
Adult Expeditions, Experience the Ultimate Outdoor Adventure - NOLS
The school recently worked with a Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion JEDI consulting firm to better understand the needs of the affinity groups. One takeaway was offering non-binary gender options on course applications. Our goal for these courses is to provide an opportunity to develop leadership styles in a setting that celebrates all identities and recognizes each person can lead effectively in their own way. In , NOLS introduced women-only courses.
Disconnect and discover a new destination. Build outdoor skills, learn leadership styles and make new friends. What's more wild than traveling around the world? Exploring wilderness areas while taking in local culture. Take your study abroad experience into the outdoors.
The National Outdoor Leadership School NOLS is a non-profit outdoor education school based in the United States dedicated to teaching environmental ethics , technical outdoors skills, wilderness medicine, risk management and judgment, and leadership on extended wilderness expeditions and in traditional classrooms. The NOLS mission is to be the leading source and teacher of wilderness skills and leadership that serve people and the environment. NOLS runs courses on six continents, with courses in a variety of wilderness environments and for almost any age group. Courses feature both leadership and technical outdoor skills, which include backpacking , canoeing , whitewater kayaking , packrafting , caving , rock climbing , fly fishing , horse-packing , sea kayaking , mountaineering , rafting , sailing , skiing , snowboarding , and wilderness medicine. NOLS has trained more than , students.