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Elon University Gap Semester & NOLS

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NOLS Rocky Mountain recently produced some of the school's newest gradautes: students from the Elon University Gap Semester.
 
Rather than beginning their freshman year attending lectures in an auditorium and sleeping in a residence hall, 15 students opted for the Wind River Wilderness as a classroom and Megamid tents as dorm space to start their college career. After a 25-day backpacking course in Wyoming, the students will spend 4 weeks traveling cross country performing community service, followed by a 5-week cultural immersion program in Costa Rica.
 
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Over 3 weeks, the students learned all the necessary backcountry skills - from cooking and navigation to how to give feedback and develop their own signature style of leadership - to travel independently of their 3 instructors, a highlight of the course. This was the second year of the collaboration between the North Carolina liberal arts college and NOLS Professional Training.
 
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Congrats to our newest graduates, and for earning their first diploma of their college career!
 
Interested in more information on a gap semester or year with NOLS? Click here. 
All photos by instructor Jeff Wagner

| Posted by Jessica Fuller on Sep 15, 2013

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