Upcoming Trips

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30 Days in Spain

The Hispanic Studies program is heading to Spain! Earn up to 6 credit hours while immersing yourself in a foreign country and visiting rich historic and cultural locations like Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Sevilla, and more. 

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Multi-Sport Croatia and Slovenia Expedition

Join ORM as we head to Southeast Europe to explore Croatia and Slovenia.  The water-based activities will take place on the Dalmatian coast and Adriatic Sea of Croatia.  The land-based activities will take place in the mountains, rivers, and gorges of northern Slovenia.  This multi-sport expedition will include sailing, snorkeling, stand-up paddleboarding, rafting, climbing, hiking, and flat-water paddling. We'll also be exploring several historically significant sites throughout the trip with military, cultural, and Game of Thrones tours. 

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    Trip Information

    Dates: Aug. 6–18, 2024

    Faculty: Katie Wall, Outdoor Recreation Management

    Cost: $4,600 ($1,000 non-refundable deposit included in the total cost), includes flights, in-country transportation, all activities, and meals
    Note: Students must pay deposit to register for the course.  

    Locations:  Ljubljana, Lake Bled, Vintgar Gorge, Soca River, Split, Kraka Waterfall, Hvar, Vis, Trogir 

    Activities: Sailing, snorkeling, hiking, flatwater paddling, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, historical town and cultural tours. 

    Certifications Received:

    • Certified Outdoor Leader (COL) Certification through the Wilderness Education Association (WEA)
    • American Sailing Association (ASA) 101 Basic Keelboard Sailing 

    Credits Received: Outdoor Recreation Management (3 credits) towards Skill Fundamentals 

    Registration: Contact Program Coordinator for Outdoor Recreation Management Katie Wall

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    Sample Itinerary

    This itinerary is subject to change. 

    • Day 1 - Fly into Croatia
    • Day 2 - Explore the city of Ljubljana 
    • Day 3 - Tour Lake Bled on boats and hike Vintgar Gorge
    • Day 4 - Soca River rafting
    • Day 5 - Travel to Split, stopping at Krka National Park
    • Day 6 - Rock climbing in Split
    • Day 7 - Sailing in Hvar
    • Day 8 - Sailing in Hvar
    • Day 9 - Sailing in Vis and military tour
    • Day 10 - Sailing in Vis
    • Day 11 - Sailing in Trogir and Game of Thrones town tour
    • Day 12 - Explore Triogir
    • Day 13 - Fly home

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Winter Break Ocean Water Skills Expedition

Join Outdoor Recreation Management for the Winter Break Ocean Water Skills Expedition. Sail, stand-up paddle board, scuba dive, and snorkel in Costa Rica over Winter Break. Previous trip locations have included Baja California, the Bahamas, and Belize. 

The course will meet weekly during the Fall 2024 semester and will culminate in a travel experience in December 2024.

Read about the 2023 Belize Ocean Water Skills Expedition

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    Trip Information

    Length: Two weeks in December 2024

    Faculty: Katie Wall, Outdoor Recreation Management

    Cost: TBD
    Note: Students must pay deposit to register for the course.  

    Certifications Received:
    PADA Scuba—Open Water Diver
    American Sailing Association (ASA)—Basic Keelboat, Coastal Cruising, and Bareboat Skipper

    Registration: Contact Program Coordinator for Outdoor Recreation Management Katie Wall

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    Sample Itinerary

    This itinerary is subject to change.

      • Day 1 - Travel
      • Day 2 - Surfing 
      • Day 3 - Mountain Biking
      • Day 4 - Stand-up Paddleboarding
      • Day 5 - Snorkeling
      • Day 6 - Scuba Diving
      • Day 7 - Scuba Diving 
      • Day 8 - Sea Kayaking
      • Day 9 - Sailing
      • Day 10 - Sailing
      • Day 11 - Sailing
      • Day 12 - Sailing
      • Day 13 - Travel

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New Zealand Wildlife Rehabilitation Expedition

This trip, led by Nina Fischesser, director of the May Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, allows students to explore the diverse culture and wildlife of the island nation. Students will have the opportunity to care for native New Zealand wildlife, restore habitates for yellow-eyed penguins (the second most endangered penguin in the world), hike the Franz Josef Glacier, ride horses on the beach, learn about Māori culture, and much more. 

Read about the 2023 trip


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Ski Industry Professional Development Trip

Join the Outdoor Recreation Management program for the international Outdoor Retailer conference, the largest global B2B trade event show in North America serving the outdoor industry. Here you’ll meet with industry professionals, view new equipment and products, and attend educational presentations about the outdoor retail industry.

Previous trips have included tours of the National Ski Patrol (NSP), National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), National Ability Center, Doppelmayr, and Professional Ski Instructors of America/American Association of Snowboard Instructors headquarters (PSIA-AASI)’s Headquarters.

You’ll travel to several resorts for behind-the-scenes tours meeting with mountain operations, marketing, ski/ride school, and ski patrol directors and managers. Previous trips have included visits to Arapahoe Basin, Brighton, Copper Mountain, Loveland, Silverton Mountain, Snowbird, Taos, Telluride, and Winter Park.

Read about the January 2023 trip to Salt Lake City, Utah

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    Trip Information

    Length: 9–10 day trip in late January 2025

    Recommended for: Ski Industry Business and Instruction, Outdoor Recreation Management, and Business Administration majors and minors. Preference will be given to Ski Industry Business and Instruction students as spots are very limited. 

    Faculty: Katie Wall, Outdoor Recreation Management

    Cost:  TBD Final price is dependent on student enrollment and resort locations. 
    Includes flight, ground transportation, lodging, Outdoor Retailer admissions, and most ski resort fees (meals not included). 

    Locations:
    Colorado, Utah
    4–5 Ski Resort Behind-the-Scenes Tours (dependent on student interest and needs)

    Prerequisites: Intermediate skiing or snowboarding experience.

    Course Credits Received: Three Outdoor Recreation Management credits (skills fundamentals) or three Ski Industry Business and Instruction credits. 

    Registration: Contact Katie Wall

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    Sample Itinerary

    This itinerary is subject to change.

    • Day 1 - Travel
    • Day 2 - Resort 1
    • Day 3 - Resort 2
    • Day 4 - Outdoor Retailer Show
    • Day 5 - Resort 3
    • Day 6 - Industry Facility Tour
    • Day 7 - Industry Facility Tour
    • Day 8 - Resort 4
    • Day 9 - Resort 5
    • Day 10 - Travel

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Western National Parks Expedition

Traverse the varied ecosystems of the American West during this two-week long spring expedition. From the Grand Canyon to Yellowstone, you'll hike, mountain bike, climb, and raft through some of the most impressive vistas on Earth. The expedition focuses on enhancing outdoor skills and learning how to apply those skills in specific environments. 

Read about the 2019 trip "Expedition into the Wild: National Parks in the American West"

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    Trip Information

    Date: May 2025

    Faculty: Katie Wall, Outdoor Recreation Management

    Cost: TBD
    Note: Students must pay deposit to register for the course.  

    National Parks:
    Grand Canyon, Zion, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, Arches, Tetons, Yellowstone

    Registration: Contact Program Coordinator for Outdoor Recreation Management Katie Wall

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    Sample Itinerary

    This itinerary is subject to change. 

    • Day 1 - Travel
    • Day 2 - Grand Canyon, hiking/camping
    • Day 3 - Grand Canyon, hiking/camping
    • Day 4 - Zion, hiking/camping
    • Day 5 - Bryce, hiking/camping
    • Day 6 - Capital Reef, hiking
    • Day 7 - Canyonlands, hiking/camping
    • Day 8 - Canyonlands, hiking/camping
    • Day 9 - Moab, canyoneering
    • Day 10 - Moab, whitewater rafting
    • Day 11 - Moab, mountain biking/horseback riding
    • Day 12 - Moab, standup paddleboarding, kayaking
    • Day 13 - Travel
    • Day 14 - Tetons, hiking
    • Day 15 - Yellowstone, hiking
    • Day 16 - Yellowstone, hiking
    • Day 17 - Travel