Are you tired of sitting in a classroom or spending hours in your room learning remotely? Have you had enough of sitting in front of screens day in and day out? Do you need to get going with your life again after spending over a year trying to make the best of a pandemic? If you’re looking to discover yourself as a leader, need time to digitally detox, want to enjoy breathtaking scenery or simply need to reset and find inspiration to move forward with your life this course is designed for you.
Customized exclusively for College Excel the NOLS River Expedition takes place on the Utah’s stunning Green River from August 30-September 10 and is the perfect way to kickstart your Fall Term 2021 with a positive and clear mindset, peers who know and support who you are, the ability to lead yourself and others and the know how to overcome adversity.
What is the College Excel NOLS Summer River Expedition?
Using the outdoors and the river as the classroom this 10-day course teaches you to meet new challenges and develop as a leader. You will be surrounded by awe-inspiring scenery, supportive and caring instructors and a small group of College Excel peers as you learn to navigate the river and work as a team. You’ll learn about decision making as you assess rapids, communication as you work on conflict resolution, and tolerance for adversity when the weather gets challenging. Experiences like these will help you form your own personal leadership style. With these experiences, you’ll be ready to lead wherever you find yourself.
What is the National Outdoor Leadership School?
Operating out of a small cabin in Wyoming, NOLS was established in 1965 to teach wilderness skills. Today, using the outdoors as their classroom NOLS has provided leadership courses across the world. The organization’s resume includes training NASA astronauts, large and small corporate teams and military personnel to work together to tackle problems and overcome adversity.
What does NOLS have to do with college?
NOLS has made a name for itself creating and delivering high outcome leadership courses for a wide range of educational institutions including universities and colleges and over half of the the top MBA programs in the USA. Students have the option of earning college credit for their course, which has made it a wildly successful GAP year experience.
We hope to see you on the river!