The team is trekking through Nepal with world famous mountaineer Chhiring Dorje Sherpa near Mount Everest. Check Western.edu again soon for more details from the trip.
Other Extended Studies programs underway include trips to Egypt, Belize, Italy, and China.
During Western's trip to Egypt, Western students studied revolution and politics from the inside in one of the most dynamic political situations in the world. Students met with opposition leaders, journalists and students and built connections and an understanding of global revolution that they will carry back to campus and share.
Another program offered by Extended Studies is the popular Wednesdays at Western courses, which begin June 19. They include geology hikes, fly fishing clinics, climbing trips and more. The single-day courses are designed for Gunnison residents and visitors to spend some time learning about the area from Western professors and local experts.
To learn more about Extended Studies, click here.