Semester in the Parks

Program Assistantship Available

Semester in the Parks is seeking a dynamic individual interested in serving as an onsite Program Assistant to provide support for students and faculty participating in the program as well as staff at Ruby's Inn, Bryce Canyon National Park and other program partners.

Details and Application Instructions

Semester in the Parks Now Accepting Applications for Fall Semester 2018

Immersed in Parks

Be part of a unique, field-based academic program located at Bryce Canyon National Park. Spend an entire semester studying in a national park, living and working at a nearby resort. Enjoy faculty-led weekend academic field labs to additional national parks in the region, along with other hands-on opportunities all related to this outstanding academic experience.

Full Semester of Credit and New Certificate

The program consists of 15 credits of general education, selected major courses, and university credit with personalized instruction from experienced faculty on-site in Bryce Canyon National Park and other outdoor venues.

An exciting new addition this year – every student will earn a certificate in Interdisciplinary Park Studies. Students who complete the certificate will demonstrate skills and knowledge towards appreciating, navigating, enjoying, serving and advocating for the National Parks and public lands.

Earn While You Learn

In addition to regular SUU tuition and fees, the program has a $1350 charge that covers the cost of field transportation, trip meals, group equipment, entrance fees and some limited housing and meals. Student employment is guaranteed by Ruby's Inn which would assist in offsetting this additional cost. Program students will also receive an annual Interagency Pass, allowing them access to all National Parks and more than 2,000 recreation areas nationwide well after the program is completed.

Program space is limited. An application, interview and admission into the program are required. For detailed information contact Jan Neth at sip@suu.edu or 435-865-8093.