Spring Semester in India

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Spring Semester in India

Find your leadership style in the Himalaya

Leave behind the tourist traps and head to the remote corners of northwest India to learn about leadership and yourself. Hike deep into the Himalaya and visit places where animal-powered farming is a way of life. Drink spiced cups of chai and challenge yourself on long hikes. Hear the River Kali roar as you and your group learn about teamwork and whitewater rafting. Live with an Indian family and grow your cultural awareness with daily classes in ecology and history. Spending a semester in India means you’ll have more opportunities to grow and gain a deeper understanding of this place. You’ll spend most of your time camping, but don’t worry about starting as an expert—you and your group will learn everything you need to know as you go.

Your semester won’t only be about learning outdoor skills. You’ll also practice leadership every day. With your team, you’ll learn by doing—about communication, making decisions, and teamwork. You’ll dive deep into the aspects of your own leadership style. Take your chance to see this a part of the world from a personal perspective. Push your comfort zone. Get lost in the Himalaya and find your way out again. You’ll go home with experiences that will prepare you to be a leader for the rest of your life.



2019 Dates

March 12 – May 30, 2019

Tuition: $16,225
Details: Wilderness First Aid, Rafting, Cultural, Backpacking


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80 days

Minimum Age

18 yrs.

Academic Credit

16 College Credits
  • 3 Cultural Studies
  • 3 Risk Management
  • 4 Skills Practicum
  • 3 Leadership Techniques
  • 3 Environmental Studies

2 High School Credits

  • 1.00 Leadership
  • 1.00 Physical Education
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Wilderness First Aid


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New York, NY, USA/New Delhi, India

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New York, NY, USA/New Delhi, India

Skills learned




Wilderness Medicine

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What Our Grads Say

“I have learned that the way one maintains oneself in the wilderness determines the success of the expedition. This holds true for life in society as well. ”

— Taylor C., NOLS Spring Semester in India grad

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