- Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
- Destinations: United States
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Credit Awarded: College
- Program Length: Academic Year, Semester, Quarter
- Start Month: February
- Category: Outdoor Adventure
- Selective: Yes
- Gender: Coed
- Ages: 17, 18, 19+, 19
- Housing: Cabins, Dorm, Hotel, Tents, Student Apartment
- Application Fee: $500
- Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
- Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Payment Terms
- Minimum Cost: $10,000 - $20,000
This 10-week semester program offers you enriching and inspiring experiences throughout the beautiful regions of the United States’ West Coast and surrounds.
It combines service-learning conservation projects in diverse reserves; outdoor expeditions including kayaking, rock climbing, yoga, and educational adventure travel through the west’s stunning mountain, forest and coastal environments. Discover the National Parks’ efforts to mitigate deforestation and reintroduce endemic wildlife, immerse yourself in the wonderous ecosystems that cover our lands, and uncover more about your own backyard than you even knew existed.
The United States is, in many ways, a country unlike any other, and this experiential travel semester offers an amazing immersion into the mountains, deserts, and cultures of its majestic wild west. Ignite your curiosity as you roll up your sleeves to get involved in various project efforts. Embrace the adventure as you rock climb the crags of Montana, paddle off the shores of Washington, and meander through the magic of Yellowstone. Discover more aboutyour backyard to discover more about yourself.
Facilitated by our supportive and experienced Program Instructors, this is an excellent opportunity for students wanting to develop personal and leadership skills, have new experiences, challenge themselves, be immersed in unique environments, and learn about sustainability - not to mention, have an insane amount of fun!