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Semester in the Wild

Program Type
Field Experience
Fall Semester/Quarter
A or B
The program takes place at the Taylor Wilderness Research Station in the heart of the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness & at the McCall Field Campus along the shores of Payette Lake. Students enroll in classes that take advantage of Idaho’s wilderness setting and develop a foundation in the unique ecology, geology and natural history of the Rocky Mountain ecosystems. UI profs teach Ecology, Wilderness Policy & Management, Environmental History & Writing, & Outdoor Leadership.

Additional Information

Requirements: 1) Written statement showing a strong interest/experience in one or some combination of science, environmental writing, natural resources, and outdoor pursuits. It will also demonstrate an understanding/experience of outdoor/wilderness living. 2) Strong letters of recommendation demonstrating knowledge of the student’s academic abilities and potential for living and learning in outdoor/wilderness setting. 3) Resume reflecting interests and experiences that are congruent with the spirit, goals.

Costs: 1) Room, board and transportation: $4,000 2) Field trip fees: $450

Access Types:
  • Open: open to all eligible applicants who meet stated deadlines

Contact Information

Dr. Steven Shook
Associate Dean, College of Natural Resources
208-885-6802 (P)
208-885-5534 (F)
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 1138
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844-1138

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