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Sierra Institute



For nearly 40 years, the Sierra Institute has given students the opportunity to complete a portion of their college work with rivers and mountains as the classroom. Sierra Institute provides students with:

  • High academic standards and quality of instruction associated with the University of California system
  • Personal growth and creative discovery through experiential learning
  • An appreciation for and understanding of nature and other cultures
  • The benefits of interacting and learning with a small community of peers








For 40 years, the Sierra Institute has traveled to remote locations to offer unique environmental field studies programs, both in America and other countries.

Sierra Institute students have been capturing their wilderness experience in a series of blog entries. Check out the Sierra Institute Outdoor Report for photos and entries submitted from the field.

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