Your semester in Alaska includes everything from forested coastlines to the snow and ice of the high mountain peaks to the tundra and rivers in between. In the long days of the northern summer, you'll have plenty of time to learn about and travel through wild Alaska.
Hiking takes you to the continent's largest assemblage of glaciers and its greatest collection of peaks over 16,000 feet in elevation.
The mountaineering section travels even further into this area and is an ideal training ground for learning to live and climb on snow and ice.
Finally, you will spend over three weeks sea kayaking in Prince William Sound. Amid all this activity, you can also expect an extensive environmental studies curriculum, giving you a unique perspective on some of the world's most stunning wilderness.
After honing skills and leadership for 75 days at NOLS Alaska, you can be confident traveling in a variety of wilderness settings.
- Wildlife you may see: caribou, moose, Dall sheep, wolverines, black and brown bears, and wolves
- Course sections: sea kayaking, backpacking, and mountaineering
- Average group size: 12 students / 3 instructors