The snow-capped volcanoes of Patagonia and powerful heights of the Andes serve as our classroom. Discover Patagonia’s breathtaking views  – you’ll remember forever the 360-degree vistas and a remote high-altitude land as you explore the backcountry – kayaking, whitewater paddling, backpacking, skiing, or mountaineering.

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Patagonia is a land of extremes. Working with our local contacts, you’ll discover Chilean culture as we explore some of the most beautiful mountains and rivers in the world. NCOAE’s Patagonia courses are exceptional with their unique combination of adventure and skill development. Develop leadership and outdoor technical skills as you travel through Patagonia.

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
Image of NCOAE group on a mountain in Patagonia.
2 dates
college credit

Patagonia | Backpacking & Whitewater | Outdoor Educator

A 25-day Patagonia backpacking & whitewater paddling 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 $5,800.00
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