Continuing Education

The Mountain Institute for Lifelong Learning at Warren Wilson College provides intensive continuing education courses for adults. These are non-credit bearing experiences that will bring you to our campus in Asheville, NC or send you on global explorations with our faculty.

Mountain Institute is a program for lifelong learners ages 18 and older from the Asheville region and beyond. In 2024, our on campus sessions will run in May and July, and will include week-long courses on our beautiful campus in Asheville as well as three worldwide courses traveling to Bali, Ireland, and a Civil Rights tour through the American South.

Registration for our worldwide courses is now open! See the courses and register here. Our priority registration date to claim a spot in a traveling worldwide course is February 1st (but seats may fill sooner).

Our week-long on campus courses will be announced in January, with registration open from January through April. These will include instructors from our faculty at Warren Wilson, as well as guest instructors from the WNC region. 

These courses highlight the unique magic of Warren Wilson College, which has been a hub of experiential learning since its founding as the Asheville Farm School in 1894.

Adults of all ages (18+) are encouraged to apply.

For more information and to view the upcoming available courses visit the website.