AlaskaMester

Spend a semester in Alaska

 

Program Overview

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AlaskaMester aims to connect, educate and engage cohorts of visiting students for a semester-long, transformative learning experience. With curriculum centered around Alaska’s unique biogeographical and cultural landscapes, our featured coursework will explore Alaska’s unique natural history, natural resources, and the impact of climate change in the Arctic through diverse mediums.

The cost of the semester-long program varies based on the student's home college — use the contact form below to request cost information.

Paths and Courses

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Every spring AlaskaMester functions as a cohorted experience. Students from universities all over the country will arrive at as visiting scholars for a semester-long experience of a lifetime. Not only will students engage in curated, exceptional coursework but will also be provided structured opportunities to interact experientially with interior Alaska’s outdoor and cultural opportunities such as aurora walks, permafrost exploration, ice climbing and glacial expeditions.

 

 

 

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For the Climate Activist

Working alongside the top climate scientists in the world you can study climate change in the Last Frontier. Focusing on actionable science and community engagement, the Climate Track offers unique opportunities for field-based, hands-on learning and research...

 

 


 

 

For the Field Researcher

Our world-class faculty educate and advance knowledge of natural, biological, and technological systems from a northern perspective. Our Science in Alaska track aims to illuminate technical and scientific knowledge through innovative teaching, research...

 

 

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For the Outdoor Explorer

Transformative Outdoor Experiences - You’re in Alaska - let’s get outside! Outdoor Adventures and Nanook Recreation provide AlaskaMester students full package trip opportunities to get out into the beautiful wilderness of Alaska. AlaskaMester students can take advantage of day trips and weekend activities with unparalleled access to...

 

 


 

 

For the Passionate Creative

At the , We're an incubator for change makers, engaging all facets of the human spirit through the arts, humanities, social sciences and languages. We are a highly-qualified bunch of rule-breakers who aren’t afraid to work outside of the box. We take great joy in our work and it shows...

 

 

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Ready to spend a semester in Alaska?