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This is the place to master technical outdoor skills. To explore exotic places and remote wilderness locales. And to learn alongside the best instructors in the industry. With a focus on hands-on leadership training and an unwavering commitment to excellence, our Semester & Gap Year courses prepare students (aged 18-30) for success in any future endeavor. These expeditions are far more than just stamps in a passport; they are once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunities.
Two of our most popular Semester & Gap Year Courses are:
Oregon to India Rafting & Trekking
The Oregon to India Rafting and Trekking course is an extraordinary expedition that combines beautiful environments and challenging activities in two locations. This course is ideal for those who wish to explore the wild rapids and volcanic landscape of the Pacific Northwest, followed by an international expedition that puts these newly acquired skills into practice in the Himalaya Mountains and on the Ganges Rivers of India.
Oregon Cascades & Idaho Salmon River Leadership Semester
The Oregon Cascades & Idaho Salmon River Leadership Semester course offers the greatest depth of personal and group leadership, technical and interpersonal skills of any course we offer. In 65 days, you will learn to paddle, mountaineer, rock climb and whitewater raft in the wildest and most scenic landscapes of Oregon and Idaho.
From 30 days to 85 days, from mountaineering to whitewater rafting to kayaking with whales, Outward Bound courses offer opportunities for you to develop real-world decision making, group management and leadership skills in spectacular settings that will challenge and inspire you.