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Education through Experience: Importance of a Gap Year

In From the world, Trip Report by Will BlackLeave a Comment

Over recent years, the gap year trend has seen a steady rise in popularity, as high school or college graduates and burnt out undergrads seek new ways to expand their horizons. For students with school-related doubts, the benefits of taking a break from their education are plentiful. Seeing the world, making new friends, and gaining real life experiences can be …

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Climate Change: Effects on our Outdoor Livelihood

In Featured, From the world, Hiking, News, Water, Winter by JaneBozsikLeave a Comment

The sun is beating down on all of us excited tourists as we deboard the alpine train. An idyllic scene greets us; layers of tall pines and alpine flowers line the surrounding mountains. Ahead, a thunderous river grinds through the valley floor on the left, while adjacently an even gravel path gently snakes into the distance. The path leads to Morteratsch …

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How to literally major in mountains

In From the world, Hiking, Trip Report by JaneBozsik1 Comment

It’s that time of year again. We’re beating the same familiar paths back to the biology building, moving into new apartments or dorms and realizing we remembered to bring the decorative pillows but forgot the kitchen knives, and running into close friends and awkward acquaintances. Sometimes it can be hard to get back to classes after a summer of adventuring …

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Traveling Iceland: A photo story

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Iceland has quietly risen as a trendy destination for Americans. It’s easy to see why: the flights are cheap (if you pack light), the citizens speak English, and the sights are magical. There is something to satisfy any type of traveler in Iceland, from luxurious spas to remote volcano-heated pools. My journey to Iceland consisted of a five days with …

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How to Get Outside While Studying Abroad

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A comprehensive guide to the where’s, the when’s, but mostly the how’s of pursuing adventure internationally   Studying abroad can be one of the most powerful experiences in your educational career, regardless of what you intend to study or where. It often provides you with the opportunity to surpass the typical tourist stereotype and to learn in a more meaningful …