Nov. 17, 2008 Interested In The Ultimate Study-Abroad Alternative? Westminster kicks off 5th annual Winter at Westminster program for ski/snowboard fanatics

SALT LAKE CITY– Imagine as a college student you could spend a semester skiing or riding the Greatest Snow on Earth while still taking a full load of classes. Believe it or not, there is a program that offers such an opportunity! For the fifth year in a row, Westminster College is hosting its widely popular Winter at Westminster (W@W) program, a study-abroad alternative for students across the country. With snow already on the mountains, this year’s program is gearing up to be the best ever, and applications are due by Dec. 15, 2008 for the spring 2009 semester.

W@W challenges students academically as well as physically by allowing them to ski or ride 50+ days, participate in a wide variety of winter recreation activities and take 12-16 transferable college credits to stay on track for graduation.

This year’s activities include a full schedule of skiing/riding at nine first-class resorts, including the Canyons, Alta, Snowbird, Snowbasin, Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley, Solitude, Brighton and Powder Mountain. The program also offers unique events like avalanche certification, Nordic jumping, yurt camping, winter mountaineering and Olympic camp, just to name a few.

“Winter at Westminster not only offers great winter activities, it also hosts guest lectures and offers internships to students with professionals in the outdoor industry,” said Liz Rogers, program coordinator. “Students will get the ultimate winter experience in this program.”

The total cost for the W@W program, including one semester of tuition and fees at Westminster, room and board in on-campus housing and the activity fee, is $17,564 – well below the average tuition for a single semester at many private institutions. For more information or to apply for the program, visit www.westminstercollege.edu/snow . W@W is also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=18489869608

Westminster is a nationally recognized, comprehensive liberal arts college. With a broad array of graduate and undergraduate programs, Westminster is distinguished by its unique environment for learning. Westminster prepares students for success through active and engaged learning, real world experiences and its vibrant campus community. Westminster’s unique location, adjacent to the Rocky Mountains and to the dynamic city of Salt Lake, further enriches the college experience. For more information, visit www.westminstercollege.edu.