International Students Join Sierra Nevada Field Campus Weekend Camping Trip

Author: CampusMemo
August 14, 2023
Sign at the entrance of the Sierra Nevada Field Campus
Photo Credit: Staff

A group of 17 international students from College of Professional & Global Education (CPaGE) summer programs had an enriching experience filled with outdoor activities and camaraderie at the Sierra Nevada Field Campus (SNFC) July 21 – 23. CPaGE collaborated with the College of Science & Engineering (CoSE) to offer a pilot Weekend Camping Trip.

Led by two CPaGE program leaders, the students from South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong took in the natural beauty of the Sierra Valley with camping, hiking, swimming in lakes, and visiting Downieville and the Kentucky Mine Historic Park and Museum. An astronomy lesson, with turns at the telescope, led by SNFC instructor Martin Sirk was a highlight, as was roasting s'mores under the night skies. It was a memorable weekend of adventure, learning, communing with nature and forging new friendships.

This trip stemmed from discussions between CPaGE and CoSE leadership on ways to expand experiential learning opportunities and SNFC utilization. With excellent ratings and feedback from this year’s participants, CPaGE and SNFC will continue collaborating on the program and plan to make this an annual summer camping trip for future CPaGE international students. A huge thank you to CoSE for all of your support!

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