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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


North Carolina

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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