Outdoor and Experiential Education Program Partnerships



Western State Colorado University Extended Studies has developed partnerships with quality outdoor wilderness education and other experiential education programs to offer college credit. Extended Studies offers students the opportunity to earn credit while participating in valuable learning opportunities provided by our contract partners through field expeditions and cultural exploration, as well as through leadership training and various certifications.

If you are planning to enroll in a course and would like to earn college credit, please click on the individual program link to find registration packets, registration instructions, and other important information.


Special Notice: Western's ROE Department is offering 1 credit for the Wilderness Risk Management Conference . This gives attendees an opportunity to use AmeriCorps or 529 funding to pay for the credit and conference fee. Please contact wrmc@nols.edu or call 307.335.2222 to register for the conference. Once you have a conference registration confirmation from NOLS, then you may complete credit registration with Extended Studies by following the registration steps on our NOLS Expedition registration link. Please attach your NOLS confirmation to the registration packet submission.

SPECIAL EVENT - The Seawolf, October 2, 2017

Sea State will be visiting the Western campus during our Study Abroad fair. As part of their visit, they have made it possible for a special showing of the recently released film, The Seawolf  in the University Center theater.  Produced by Ben Gulliver, The Seawolf  is a two year global exploration of the coldest water the eight surfers on the adventure could find and surf.  Check out the trailer here!  

Free admission; suggested donation of $10. Funds raised will go to Sea State's non-profit partner organizations that host their international programs, as well as a scholarship fund for Western students that enroll in Sea State's programs.  


Are you interested in enrolling in a Gap Semester or Gap Year? Several of our partners provide these programs. Extended Studies can help you use your funds to pay for your experience! Read what's in the news: "The Surprising Way to Use Your 529 Plan"


Outdoor Programs Staff Contact Information

Dana M. Miller, Assistant Director of Extended Studies
Outdoor Programs Coordinator and Financial Services

‚ÄčAnne Squire, Office and Outdoor Programs Assistant
Outdoor Programs Registrations and Grades Management

For general information questions, the quickest way to reach our staff is to send an email to outdoorprograms@western.edu. Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (MST). 

Mailing Address

Western State Colorado University
Extended Studies, Taylor 303
600 N Adams St
Gunnison, CO  81231

Phone: 970.943.2885
Fax: 970.943.7068
Web: western.edu/outdoorprograms


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