Read below comments from former students about this course and why you should consider going!

Eliza Fallick

Eliza Fallick

“Although I did not know what to expect when I signed up for this class, I now realize it is the best decision I have made since coming to college. It was a lot of fun spending a week camping and canoeing in the BWCAW with people that you had never met before. All of us became close as a result of this trip and it made the transition to college and new student orientation a lot easier. We now have a special connection with one another that we’ll always share.” – Eliza Fallick

Alex Kuszak

Alex Kuszak

This course was an absolutely amazing experience. It is a great way to meet new students and create a lifetime bond between you and the other students in the class. Not only do you gain new friendships, but you also learn life skills while enjoying the outdoors. The course itself is a great way to learn about the issues that the wilderness community faces, and pushes you to think about what you truly believe. I highly recommend this class for anyone with an adventures spirit, and desire to try something that they have never done before. – Alex Kuszak

LeighAnn Novotny

LeighAnn Novotny

Before the trip, I was very hesitant to go because I didn’t know anybody. My mother forced me to sign up, saying that it would be a great way to meet new friends before school started. She was right, because at the beginning of the trip, friendship immediately began to form. Along with friendships, you also find a part of yourself with the trip. I rediscovered my love of nature. It was amazing to be alone without the pressures of society, it felt like a weight was lifted of my chest. In simplest terms, the trip was a blast, and I would do it again in a heartbeat.  – LeighAnn Novotny

Sabien Ambrose

Sabien Ambrose

Over the course of the semester I have realized what a role the boundary waters trip has played in my success in the first semester of college. The bonds you make with the friends and professors you go with leaves you with someone to always be able to ask for help. The trip itself was awe- inspiring, the whole way there and back. The moose, eagles, loons, raspberries, and waterfalls made the trip well worth it. For the lasting effects, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) is my personal favorite trip I have been on.  – Sabien Ambrose


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