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
The APCU Tahoe Semester
Immersed in heart of the Sierra, the APCU Tahoe Semester is built around a curriculum that examines the natural world from philosophical, historical, and scientific perspectives, with an emphasis on environmental issues. The program also includes a strong diversity, equity and inclusion component that highlights the indigenous peoples of that region and their distinct perspectives on nature, ecology, and environmental justice.
In addition, students and faculty participating in the Tahoe Semester are able to explore and experience the Tahoe basin through frequent group outings that complement and contribute directly to the academic component. Weekly plenary sessions involving all students and faculty serve as a centerpiece for the program, providing a forum for interdisciplinary discussion and debate.
The APCU Tahoe Semester is open to students at all 54 APCU member institutions. The “all in” cost for participation is $16,000 for the full semester--significantly less than similar study away programs--and includes tuition, fees, room & board, resource materials, and all outdoor equipment. In most cases, the cost is incorporated into your standard tuition commitment and managed through your home institution. In other cases, you may have to support a portion of the cost on your own with help from financial aid resources that are available to you.
For more information, download this Tahoe Semester Fact Sheet or contact the study abroad coordinator on your campus. You are also welcome to call the APCU office at 470.443.1948.