Choosing to immerse yourself in any of NCOAE’s courses 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 on yourself and your place in the world. The impact is astounding.

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2 dates

Alaska | Backpacking

Discover Alaska's remote, technical terrain, as you backpack through rugged wilderness on a 14-day adventure.

  • Ages 18+
  • Duration 14 days
  • Tuition $3,010.00


2 dates
college credit

Patagonia | Ski / Snowboard |
Outdoor Educator

A 25-day Chile and Andes Mountain ski expedition designed to give you the skills needed to work professionally as an outdoor educator with international experience. And, it’s absolutely spectacular.

  • Ages 18+
  • Duration 25 days
  • Tuition $5,280.00
2 dates

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


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Pacific Northwest

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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

East Africa

1 dates

East Africa | Outdoor Educator

Live a true African adventure. Spend 33-days combining safari, Wilderness First Responder training, cultural immersion and high-altitude backpacking with NCOAE.

  • Ages 18+
  • Duration 33 days
  • Tuition $7,260.00


1 dates
college credit

Instructor Course

Gain the skills necessary to become an NCOAE field instructor and full-time outdoor educator!

  • Ages 21+
  • Duration 9

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