Wilderness, Climbing & Conservation Semesters in the American West and Patagonia

HMI’s Gap Semesters unite outdoor adventure, environmental service, and leadership development on an uninterrupted journey to some of the world’s most awe-inspiring places. Our students realize their full potential to thrive as engaged citizens of the world by exploring with intention. 

Find Your Semester:


Wilderness & Conservation: American West to Patagonia


Climbing & Conservation: American West to Patagonia


Adventure & Conservation: Spring in Patagonia


Andes Leadership Semester: Patagonia to Peru

Where We Go:

The community we created through the curriculum and the instructors left me laughing endlessly, even in times of struggle. It is probably the most special community I've ever been a part of.
Alexandra
HMI Gap Alum