Explore the wild from desert to sea
Get an education that’s beyond your regular classes on the Semester on the Borders. This course covers some of North America’s most diverse places, meaning you’ll be better prepared than anyone to pursue the adventure you’re dreaming about. Start by exploring cliff dwellings in the American Southwest as you learn about backpacking and rock climbing. Then head to the green, rocky coasts of the Pacific Northwest for sailing and sea kayaking in British Columbia, Canada. On the way, you’ll see a desert that’s alive with plants and animals. You’ll forge new friendships and navigate secret coves. You’ll walk away with a first aid certification that will prepare you for the unexpected. And you’ll surprise yourself as you overcome new challenges every day.
You’ll find out that there’s more to exploring than knowing how to camp. You and your team will make real decisions, learn about managing risk, and meet goals together. It’s your opportunity to grow and find out what your leadership style is. These are the skills you’ll use for the rest of your life when you’re at home, at school, and beyond.
It’s not about being the perfect leader or the perfect explorer. It’s about learning what your personal leadership style is so you can be ready for whatever life throws your way, all in some of the country’s most diverse wild places.