Best Reason to Go to College


Forget semester at sea, how about a semester spent skiing, riding and learning about the business of the ski industry?

Try Winter @ Westminster...

Huck, Stomp, Thrash, Shred and Apply Now

For Winter at Westminster 2008

Winter at Westminster is a unique study-abroad alternative that allows college students to ski or ride 50+ days, participate in a wide variety of winter recreation activities and stay on track for college graduation by taking 12-16 transferable college credits. Applications are being accepted now for the spring 2008 semester.

SALT LAKE CITY Westminster College is encouraging students to “huck, stomp, thrash, shred and apply now” for admission to its popular Winter at Westminster program. Now entering its fourth year, Winter at Westminster is a unique study-abroad alternative that allows college students to ski or ride 50+ days, participate in a wide variety of winter recreation activities and stay on track for college graduation by taking 12-16 transferable college credits. Applications are being accepted now for the spring 2008 semester.

Winter at Westminster (W@W) is the ultimate winter semester for adrenaline junkies. The program includes adventures at eight of Utah’s top resorts, backcountry touring, avalanche safety training and Olympic Games experiences. Participants in the program also receive a full season pass to The Canyons—the fourth largest resort in North America—and a second season pass at their choice of either Alta or Snowbird.

Nationally ranked, Westminster is listed by the “Princeton Review” as one of "The Best 361 Colleges" and as one of America’s “367 most interesting schools” by “Kaplan/Newsweek,” and it is also consistently ranked in the top tier by “USNews & World Report.” Westminster is a short 30-minute drive from seven resorts, where students have unbelievable access to world-class skiing and riding and world-renown backcountry touring. The Canyons alone offers Winter at Westminster students 3,700 acres of skiable terrain, 3,190 feet of vertical rise and eight mountain peaks.

Winter at Westminster is much more than just riding Utah’s Greatest Snow on Earth®—this study-abroad alternative challenges students academically as well as physically, taking them to the next level. Students can choose from over 525 classes, pursue outdoor industry internship opportunities and network with leading industry professionals.

In developing the program, Westminster partnered with Ski Utah, leaders in the outdoor recreation industry, area resorts and even several former Olympians. In addition to the recreation and academic experiences, the Winter at Westminster program also includes a lecture series with ski/snowboarding industry leaders.

The total cost for the program, which includes one semester of tuition and fees at Westminster, room and board in on-campus housing and the activity fee for the Winter at Westminster program, is $17,564, well below the average tuition for a single semester at many private institutions.

According to Meagan Thornton, a former Winter at Westminster participant and student at Occidental College, "Winter at Westminster was unreal. If you told me earlier this year that I would be spending a semester in Utah, riding fresh powder, weekend camping in a yurt, trying Nordic jumping and backcountry skiing, I wouldn't have believed you. This experience has been incredible!"

Westminster is a nationally ranked college focused exclusively on student learning. With its graduate and undergraduate programs and its emphasis on both the liberal arts and professional studies, Westminster offers students active learning experiences, a dynamic campus community and real world opportunities. These are further enriched with the opportunities presented by our unique location, adjacent to the Rocky Mountains and to the vibrant city of Salt Lake. For more information on Winter at Westminster, visit www.westminstercollege.edu/snow.

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