Choosing to immerse yourself in a semester program may be one of the most powerful decisions you will ever make. While, you may be looking for outdoor adventure, experiential learning, medical training, or a combination of all three, what you’ll get is an entirely new outlook of yourself and your place in the world.

The heart of every course is NCOAE’s core curriculum, which provides a data-proven positive impact on participants’ leadership, decision-making, and communication.We believe that unique educational settings have the power to help people create positive and profoundly empowering experiences. And, our classroom extends around the world, from the remote Pacific Coast to the high Himalayan Mountains to the turquoise rivers of Patagonia and beyond.

The impact is astounding.

Image of NCOAE student rock climbing with belayer.

Spring Semester | Pacific Northwest

Armed with a bulging backpack full of outdoor and adventure education knowledge and skill – you’ll spend months in the wilderness, exploring mountains, rivers, and the mighty Pacific Ocean.

  • Ages 18+
  • Duration 84 days
  • Tuition $16,800.00
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Patagonia | Gap Year/Semester

The peaks of Patagonia, the turquoise whitewater rivers, and the adventure of an entire semester with NCOAE in Chile – you may never want to leave.

  • Ages 18+
  • Duration 84 days
  • Tuition $17,800.00