Fall Semester in Baja

Credit: Cass Colman

Fall Semester in Baja

On this course, you'll explore the stunning, contrasting environments of the Baja Peninsula on foot, in a sea kayak, and under sail. Along the way, you'll have opportunities for cultural interactions with local students, educators, and ranching and fishing communities. 

Flanked by the Pacific Ocean on the west and the Sea of Cortez on the east, the Baja California Peninsula is a land of extremes. You'll learn what it takes to live comfortably in the area's rugged mountains and rich coastlines. Are you ready for the challenge?



2018 Dates

Sept. 21 – Dec. 7, 2018

Tuition: $13,600
Details: Backpacking, Sea Kayaking, Sailing


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Equipment Deposit
78 days
Minimum Age
17 yrs.
Academic Credit
16 College Credits
  • 3 Risk Assessment
  • 6 Skills Practicum
  • 4 Leadership Techniques
  • 3 Environmental Studies

2 High School Credits

  • 1.00 Leadership
  • 1.00 Physical Education
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Course Description

Equipment List

Travel and Logistics

In San Diego, Out Loreto
Fly in/out
In San Diego, Out Loreto
Skills learned




Sea Kayaking

Additional Details

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What Our Grads Say

“There were the most beautiful, euphoric, accomplished of times, as well as the pivotal hardships moments. In my experience, these highs and lows were the crucial shaping moments that took the trip from just being an amazing memory to it being something that has changed my life and character forever.” 

— Madelyn B., NOLS Fall Semester in Baja grad

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