Did you know that you can use your AmeriCorps Education Award to pay for an Outward Bound wilderness expedition? You can! Thanks to Outward Bound’s partnership with Western Colorado University, we can accept AmeriCorps Education Awards through their Center for Learning and Innovation’s Outdoor and Experiential Learning program and anyone can register – you do not have to be a current Western Colorado University student. Registration is easy and takes only a few days to process. Please note that in order to use your AmeriCorps Award for your Outward Bound tuition, applicable course credits must also be purchased through Western. And, as a result, you will earn academic credit for your Outward Bound outdoor education course.
Embark on a one-week Outward Bound course to celebrate your AmeriCorps accomplishment or choose one of our longer semester or instructor courses to gain competency in outdoor skills, leadership and group facilitation and embark on a career in experiential education.
How to Use Your AmeriCorps Education Award and Receive Academic Credit
1. Consult with your Outward Bound Admissions Advisor about course options ranging from 7-85 days. Make your choice and apply for that course.