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One of the best things about the program is living in the heart of the Tahoe Basin. Classes and group discussions take place right next to the lake, and every week we get to explore the forests and mountains around us...


Backpacking, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, kayaking, climbing, and more--they're all part of the Tahoe Semester experience. But it's worth noting that many of the students have never done these things before. So don't worry if this will also be your first time.  Tahoe isn't about competition or survival. It's about creating a safe space where you can explore the natural world, enjoy outdoor activities with your classmates, and appreciate the environment in ways you never have before.  Along the way, you might just find a favorite reading spot along the lake or enjoy watching the sun set over snow covered peaks...

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