Shake up your approach to learning and spend your spring semester outside of the classroom developing your outdoor, leadership, and risk management skills. Our educational philosophy employs adventure pursuits - like backpacking, rock climbing, and whitewater rafting - to engage you in topics ranging from wilderness philosophy to wilderness ethics, wilderness leadership to risk management, and wilderness medicine to wilderness literacy.
The skills that you develop through the Immersion Semester Program will help enhance your leadership, judgement, decision-making, and communication skills. These are important characteristics for all students to develop prior to graduation, regardless of your ultimate career pathway. The Immersion Semester Program is therefore open to all majors. This is not guide training or high-risk adventure for the sake of high-risk adventure. The skills you will gain are intended to prepare you either as a future professional outdoor leader or to be easily transferable for application in an industry of choice. We are committed to developing effective outdoor leaders, educators, and compassionate citizens.