The goal of the Tahoe Semester is to decrease our fragmentation by seeing how different academic disciplines interrelate and how one can bring the body, mind and spirit into a greater unity.
David Williams, Director
Immersed in heart of the Sierra at the Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center, the Tahoe Semester uses a classical liberal arts model to engage the natural world through the integration of the humanities and the sciences. Students explore the natural world through the perspective of the biological sciences as well as from the vantage point of the philosophers, historians, poets and theologians of the humanities. The semester also includes structured experiences in backpacking and extracurricular opportunities such as mountain biking, skiing, kayaking, hiking, rock climbing, stand-up paddle boarding, and trail running. These opportunities, as well as the rich curriculum, provide a chance to experience, investigate, and apply academic coursework through experiential learning in Lake Tahoe and the surrounding area.
To find out more about the Tahoe Semester, including how you can fulfill general education requirements in philosophy, history, natural science, writing, service learning, biblical studies and theology visit the Tahoe Semester website.