July 10-18, 2019

Course registration is now open.

The Office of Experiential Learning’s summer course takes place in the mountains of Norway (starting from the town of Bergen). Spanning 9 days, students will trek through Norway’s famous mountains and fjords, traversing glacial fields and ultimately summiting the highest peak in Scandinavia.

The group will work together as an expedition team to navigate along trails and terrain; moving each day between various Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT) cabins and huts. Each individual will be responsible for leading the group through various challenges and working together, at times, literally connected to one another (while trekking across the glacier).

Throughout the trip, students will focus on enhancing individual and team performance, learn and apply appropriate leadership models, and provide and receive structured feedback. Trip logistics will be outfitted by Nordic Ventures who will provide us with local guides to help navigate particular elements of the trek. Food and lodging will be in rustic DNT cabins.

Register for the course in SIS using the course code BU.003.893.

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Program Costs 

  • 2-credit Carey tuition fee
  • $2,200 program fee that covers all in-country transportation, lodging, meals and activities
  • Students are responsible for their own international airfare and travel documentation (including a passport and visa)

Physical Demands

This is a physically challenging course which requires 10-15 miles of hiking each day at a moderate pace. Participants should be in good physical health and able to walk/hike for more than 5 hours/day with regular rest breaks. For students with physical disabilities or needs that might require accommodations or if you have any questions about the level of physical activity, please contact Mike Doyle by phone (410-234-9273) or by email (mdoyle@jhu.edu) to discuss options.

Key Dates

Pre-Trek Seminar: 

Saturday, June 29, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Harbor East Campus (Remote Access Available)
100 International Drive
Baltimore, MD 21202

Norway Trek

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 –
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Use Bergen Airport, Flesland for travel into, and out of, the country.

I discovered that the school was unafriad to challenge traditional methods and established patterns of business education ... the experience to not simply read case studies about leadership but to practice it is a rare opportunity that I encourage all, who can, to do.”

James Gyenes | Flexible MBA

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Course Instructors

Mike Doyle

Mike Doyle

Director for Student Ventures

Mike Doyle is the director for Student Ventures in the Carey Business School Office of Experiential Learning. He has taught leadership development courses at the Carey Business School and the University of Maryland, and has led adventure-based leadership expeditions throughout the U.S., Norway, Italy, Belize, Fiji and Jordan. Doyle has also led team performance workshops for multi-national companies and government agencies. He is a certified career coach and holds a master's degree in Counselling and Personnel Services from the University of Maryland, and is also certified in Six Sigma Greenbelt, MBTI, EQi and Clifton StrengthsFinder.

Chris Myers

Chris MyerS, PhD

Assistant Professor

Chris Myers is an assistant professor and academic director of Executive Education at the Carey Business School. His research focuses on individual learning, leadership development, and innovation in organizations, and at Carey he teaches courses on organizational behavior and leadership. His work has been published in leading academic journals and in various popular media outlets. He earned his PhD from the University of Michigan and was on the faculty at the Harvard Business School.

Myers has also worked as an outdoor education instructor in his home state of North Carolina.


Please contact Mike Doyle at mdoyle@jhu.edu for more information.