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The Grand Canyon Semester

Program Type
Northern Arizona/Colorado Plateau
Fall Semester/Quarter
Host Only
The Grand Canyon Semester investigates the landscape, cultures, and politics of the greater Grand Canyon region. The Grand Canyon Semester offers a life-changing learning experience in the high mountains of northern Arizona and the deep canyon country of the Colorado Plateau. Students with a wide variety of interests and passions come from across the United States and around the world to join faculty in the natural sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities to investigate how humans impact, manage, interact with, and value the natural world. On backcountry field trips, in classrooms and art galleries, around campfires, in traditional hogans, and floating down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, we confront key environmental and social challenges in these diverse natural and cultural landscapes. Check out this video to learn more about the program and student experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYZUottZxGo&feature=youtu.be

Additional Information

Requirements: Honors and honors-eligible students may apply. GCS runs on even fall semesters only (For example: Fall 2022; Fall 2024).

Costs: Academic Fees (tuition) $4199 Academic Fees (Mandatory Fees) $623 Housing $3952

Access Types:
  • Competitive: not all eligible applicants will have the opportunity to participate

Contact Information

Ted Martinez
Academic Director, Grand Canyon Semester
928.523.3383 (P)
Flagstaff, AZ

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