University of Lynchburg
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Lynchburg, VA 24501
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Yellowstone Domestic Study Away

Term To Study: Summer 2020
Application Deadline: Mar 01, 2020
Program Starts: Jun 15, 2020
Program Ends: Jun 30, 2020
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $2,600
Program Locations: Wyoming
Contact Phone: 4345448788
Contact Name: Center For Global Education
Contact Email:
What is Included: Estimated trip fee includes: international airfare, ground transportation, housing, some meals, entry fees to program required sites, tour guides, and tips.

*Estimated trip fee may change due to fluctuating costs of airfare and number of students enrolled in the trip.

*$250 non-refundable deposit is required by the deadline listed on the left side of the page. This is credited towards the overall trip fee. The deposit is refundable only if the university cancels the trip.
What is not Included: Tuition, passport fees, extra luggage fees (if exceeding airline allowance), insurance, meals except for those listed above/ on the itinerary, spending money of personal nature such as, but not limited, to phone service, laundry, souvenirs, bank transaction fees, etc. If your program requires courses before the start of the trip, your university meal plan will not be able to be used after the end of the normal semester.
Estimated Costs: Tuition is billed separately. Summer rates will be released in March 2020.
Program Description

Yellowstone is America’s oldest national park, established in 1872. It is the perfect location to learn about the history of national parks and United States environmental history. Due to its early establishment, Yellowstone is also one of the few intact ecosystems in the continental United States. The environment has seen little disturbance in comparison with the rest of the Rocky Mountain West. Apex predators, such as wolves, Grizzly bears, and mountain lions, thrive in the park. For students to be able to visit and learn about Yellowstone’s human and natural history is a unique experience. For the 2020 Yellowstone study away trip, Dr. Todd Olsen and Dr. Adam Dean welcome students of all physical abilities and backgrounds. An essential part of the trip is hiking up to seven miles at elevations approaching 9,000 feet. Students should feel comfortable hiking this distance prior to leaving for the trip and confident in their physical fitness. There are no alternative activities for trip hikes and participation is fundamental to course objectives and assignments. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request for students with medical, physical, and/or cognitive disabilities. Other activities include tent-camping, fly-fishing, river-rafting, horseback riding, and mountain biking. No prior experience is required for these sports and alternative activities can be developed to accommodate student disabilities and needs. For river-rafting, however, swimming ability is essential for participation. The Center for Accessibility and Disability services will approve and provide accommodations for students. For information about requesting accommodations, please visit or contact Julia Timmons at, phone 434-544-8687.

Course Information:
Dell 100- First Year Seminar, Are Humans Part of Nature?
LVWL 100- 21st Century Wellness

Faculty Leaders:
Dr. Adam Dean|| 434-544-7253
Dr. Todd Olsen|| 434-544-8491

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Population: 313847465
Capital: Washington, DC
Per-capita GDP: $ 49000
Size: 9826675 km2
Time Zone: (GMT - 05:00 hours) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

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University of Lynchburg Center for Global Education