Salt Lake City, Utah (PressExposure) November 24, 2008 -- Imagine as a college student you could spend a semester skiing or riding the Greatest Snow on EarthÂ® while still taking a full load of classes. Believe it or not, there is a program that offers such an opportunity!
For the fifth year in a row, Westminster College is hosting its widely popular Winter at Westminster (W@W) program, a study-abroad alternative for students across the country. With snow already on the mountains, this yearâs program is gearing up to be the best ever, and applications are due by Dec. 15, 2008 for the spring 2009 semester.
W@W challenges students academically as well as physically by allowing them to ski or ride 50+ days, participate in a wide variety of winter recreation activities and take 12-16 transferable college credits to stay on track for graduation.
This yearâs activities include a full schedule of skiing/riding at nine first-class resorts, including the Canyons, Alta, Snowbird, Snowbasin, Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley, Solitude, Brighton and Powder Mountain. The program also offers unique events like avalanche certification, Nordic jumping, yurt camping, winter mountaineering and Olympic camp, just to name a few.
âWinter at Westminster not only offers great winter activities, it also hosts guest lectures and offers internships to students with professionals in the outdoor industry,â said Liz Rogers, program coordinator. âStudents will get the ultimate winter experience in this program.â
The total cost for the W@W program, including one semester of tuition and fees at Westminster, room and board in on-campus housing and the activity fee, is $17,564 - well below the average tuition for a single semester at many private institutions.
For more information or to apply for the program, visit http://www.westminstercollege.edu/snow. W@W is also on Facebook at [http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=18489869608!]