Clarkson University’s Adirondack Semester

Clarkson University’s Adirondack Semester  

Clarkson University’s Institute for a Sustainable Environment (ISE) is currently accepting applications from Colleges and Universities to live and learn in the Adirondack Park.  We have had our first cohort enjoying Saranac Lake during the current semester and are looking forward to hosting more students in the Spring.

The Adirondack Semester (spring 2013 or Fall 2013), 15-credit program is themed around global sustainability, and examines the scientific, political and social challenges present in harmonizing economic, social and environmental goals. The program will focus its study on the Adirondack Park, one of the largest protected land areas in North America.

We seek students from a diverse background of majors including Biological Sciences, Business & Economics, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, and the Social Sciences to participate in this study of the Adirondacks and its people.

The curriculum will be delivered by Clarkson University faculty and is designed to be interdisciplinary, academically rigorous, experiential, and thought provoking.

Students reside in Saranac Lake near to downtown and the center of their winter activities. The location provides an ideal setting to become intimately acquainted with small-town living and offers fantastic recreational, educational and cultural opportunities.

Please share this information with students and your colleagues across disciplines who may be interested in this opportunity. Application deadline is  December 1, 2012 but we would be happy to hear from people sooner.

On-line application


Philip K. Hopke
Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor,
Director, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, and
Director, Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science
Clarkson University
Box 5708
Potsdam, NY 13699-5708

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