The 6 Wildest College Semesters Slideshow

The 6 Wildest College Semesters Slideshow

Fort Lewis College
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Location: Durango, CO
When: Fall semester
Taking place partly on campus, partly in the woods, this outdoor semester is perfect for conflicted students who want to be immersed in nature, but aren’t quite ready to shun modern amenities or their normal college life and friends. Classes on topics like adventure leadership and wilderness expeditions are punctuated by 4- to 10-day outings into the forests, deserts and mountains of the Four Corners. Whether whitewater canoeing the San Juan River or backpacking in Colorado's famously rugged Weminuche Wilderness, students test what they’ve learned on campus in a real-life, larger-than-life laboratory.


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