Winter at Westminster - They Call it College

By Kendall Dec 1, 2008
Winter at Westminster - They Call it College

Westminster, a nationally recognized comprehensive liberal arts college located in Salt Lake, has an unique program called Winter at Westminster. Unlike shuffling through snow covered sidewalks on yoru way to class, this program embraces winter like it should be.

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Imagine as a college student you could spend a semester skiing or riding the Greatest Snow on Earth® while still taking a full load of classes. This is Winter at Westminster.

In it's fifth year, Westminster College is once again 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 year’s 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 year’s 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.

I've known a few students who have attended Winter at Westminster and I'll throw out one warning - You may not want to ever go back to your other "college" once you've had a taste of the good life.

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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.

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