Program Length: 8 weeks: mid-June through mid-August
Location: Juneau, Alaska into Atlin, BC
Admissions Req: High School, University, and Grad school students. No specific academic grades but transcripts, 3 recommendations, and VISA or US passport required as well as a fitness component since you will be traversing ice fields
Highlight: Do you wanna build a snowman? Do quite a bit more than that at this ACCREDITED 60 year old program affiliated with both the University of Alaska and the University of Maine . Mission is to provide an unrivaled education and expeditionary experience! Students traverse several glacial systems in 1-to-2 day treks (hiking or skiing) between permanent camps and stay for 1-2 weeks collecting data and doing research. Project might involve day trips. TRAINING in Earth sciences, wilderness survival, and all technical backpacking, skiing, and mountaineering skills for the program is provided plus round the clock access to expert faculty of leading scientists. Extreme-ly unique opportunity for team building and personal growth. ……. Insane-ly cool!
Financial: $7425; Some scholarships available. Includes housing, 6 Environmental Science credits, scientific equipment, food and fuel costs, and transportation, in and around Juneau, AK and Atlin, BC