International Student Life Activities

Not all learning takes place in the classroom! Snow College is located in the heart of the Great American West, which is perfect for many activities and outdoor adventures. Snow College Center for Global Engagement takes international students on special trips to amazing locations throughout the year.

These activities are designed to to help you experience the beauty and grandeur of Utah’s mountainous scenery as well as the Grand Canyon and shopping trips.

Outdoor Adventures

These activities are designed to help you experience the beauty and grandeur of Utah's mountains and deserts. You may choose to join a small group of your classmates for a hike in the high alpine valleys of the Manti LaSal National Forest; you might choose to camp at the foot of Mount Nebo, the highest peak in the Wasatch Range; or you may choose to join a river trip through the Canyons of the Green or Colorado Rivers. . Trips to the five National Parks in Utah, as well as the Grand Canyon in Arizona and Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming are among the national parks that the international students visit.  During the winter, there are memorable skiing and snowboarding adventures.

Utah's National Parks include: Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands, Capital Reef. 

Social Activities

In addition to program sponsored picnics, parties, and movies, you may choose from a wide variety of social activities. These activities include group outings to nearby cities for shopping, sightseeing, and theater parties. The Snow College International Program has its own sleeping bags and tents for camping trips. Bring clothing appropriate for the activities you plan to participate in. Shorts and swimwear work great for lake activities and river trips. T-shirts, shorts, and hiking shoes or boots are needed for mountain hikes. And for overnight camping trips in the summer in the high mountains or skiing trips in the winter, bring a warm jacket and pants. Don’t forget rain jackets for any of these excursions. And above all, bring your camera. Other equipment you may need, such as skis and snowboards, can be rented at low cost.

Campus Recreation

In addition to program activities, students may enjoy campus recreation facilities. Within walking distance of the dorms, the Activity Center offers a swimming pool, fitness center, indoor track, volleyball, basketball, and racquetball courts. Also on campus there are tennis courts, softball fields, and a field for soccer. As part of the Snow College's physical education curriculum, you can take courses in back packing, canoeing and kayaking, cross-country skiing, and rock climbing.

The Location

Ephraim is located in the center of Utah. It is a small community with distinct character formed by history and environment. At an elevation of 5500 feet, the campus offers a spectacular view of the Wasatch and Manti LaSal Mountain ranges.

Weather

Summer weather in the high mountains is surprisingly mild. Summers have glorious, warm days with cool evenings. But be prepared for the occasional summer rain storm. Winters are cold, but what else would you expect from a place that boasts the “The Greatest Snow on Earth!” View the current weather on campus now.

Join us for unforgettable experiences and exciting adventures!

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