Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who can go on an alumni trip?

    These trips are open to NOLS Alumni, and often their friends and families, too.

  • Where do you go?

    These trips take place in the U.S. and around the world. Options include mountain climbing, cultural immersion, sea kayaking, sailing, and more.

  • What kinds of trips are these?

    Alumni trips cover a variety of activities, skills, and locations. Some of them are highly technical, others are focused on skills development, and others are simply focused on enjoying and exploring a new place.

  • Are there age limits?

    Some courses have minimum age limits, which you can view on each trip page.

  • How difficult are these trips?

    Trips vary in difficulty. Each trip page has a scale indicating relative difficulty. But if you have questions or concerns about a trip, please just ask!