NOLS is the National Outdoor Leadership School, offering wilderness education and leadership training programs at 12 remote campuses around the world. Each NOLS course offers an immersive expedition in a remote, wild place alongside a tight-knit community of students and instructors.
APU students can spend up to one semester on a pre-approved NOLS course, gaining adventure, perspective, courage, and competence in the outdoors. No experience is required to participate.
Want to learn more? Get started at the links below.
About NOLS Where can I go? Get started
Students may spend up to one (1) semester and take pre-approved courses through a NOLS program. This experiential academic program allows the APU student to maintain all APU scholarships and other academic institutional aid to pay their NOLS tuition. Domestic (US) and international destinations are available. Students are responsible for their travel, course materials, NOLS fees and housing costs. Interested students apply by February 15 for the following academic year. All students must have a letter/memo of support from their academic advisor. Applications can be found in the Provost’s office.
For outgoing students (from APU to another institution): work with your academic advisor to ensure you will be taking courses that fit your academic program.