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IPFS News Link • Education: Colleges and Universities

College Kids Are Flocking to Outdoor Education Programs

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So, in June, Blumenthal applied to a gap year program at the High Mountain Institute (HMI) in Leadville, Colorado. The program includes rock climbing and an emphasis on public land conservation?"topics and skills she thinks will be useful in the future, since she'd like to pursue a career in outdoor education. Blumenthal had done a semester-long program through the organization in high school but had never seriously considered taking a gap year. "I had this one-track mind: full steam ahead," she says.

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