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Off-Campus Learning

Eco-League Exchange
Sophomores and juniors can broaden their academic experience through the Eco League student exchange program. Stretching from Anchorage, Alaska, to Bar Harbor, Maine, the Eco League allows students to spend up to two nonconsecutive semesters of study at any of the five participating colleges.

Each school features different academic strengths, and varied opportunities to study abroad in short-term or semester-long travel programs. Members of the consortium include: Alaska Pacific University (Anchorage, Alaska), Prescott College (Prescott, Ariz.), Northland College (Ashland, Wisc.), and College of the Atlantic (Bar Harbor, Maine). Best of all, students can participate in Eco League without transferring schools; the program is set up to allow seamless exchange of students, with students continuing to pay tuition to their home college. Find out more about member schools at

College Credit for NOLS
Offering courses in 14 locations including Patagonia, New Zealand, Mongolia, and the Yukon, NOLS is a recognized leader in wilderness education. Green Mountain College provides credit for courses as an affiliated institution of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) in Lander, WY.

NOLS college credit is administered by the programs of Adventure Education and Youth Development & Camp Management. Additionally, NOLS semester courses offer three hours of Natural Science credit through the Math/Science Department. The following are courses where credit may be received on a pass/fail basis by attending NOLS.

  • BIO 1071 Field Studies in Natural Science (3 credits)

  • REC 1009 Outdoor Skills Practicum (1-4 credits)

  • REC 100N Recreation Elective (3-6 credits)

  • REC 1041 Outdoor Living Skills (3 credits)

  • REC 2315 Wilderness First Responder (WFR, 3 credits)

Students must register with the Green Mountain College Registrar’s Office prior to attending the National Outdoor Leadership School to receive course credit.

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