Outdoor Leadership Programme


The Outdoor Leadership Program is a voluntary training program designed for UWC RCN students that aims at building the students` capacities as leaders, and also introducing them to an important element of the Nordic culture and lifestyle – “friluftsliv”. The program runs through two academic years, and graduating students get an Outdoor Leadership Diploma. Key subjects in the program include:

o The principle of Leave No Trace (sporløs ferdsel)
o Norwegian Public Right of Way in Nature (allemannsretten)
o Friluftsliv in a Norwegian and Nordic cultural context
o Planning and preparing for a trip
o Navigation and leadership during a trip
o Wilderness First Aid

A student voice

Being woken early in the morning by a Swiss, brushing your teeth standing next to a Dane, hurrying to class in the morning rush hour with an Uzbek, sitting next to an Angolan in class, being taught Economics by a Guatemalan, going to a Ghanaian to clear confusions in Maths, going for a run with a Brazilian; all these are little things that make this place beautiful. This place is special.