Adventure Based Trip Courses


RM 3244. Coastal Tourism: A Field-Based Understanding (3).SS.

This is a trip-based course, available as summer session one.  This field course is designed to acquaint students first-hand with the many aspects of the coastal tourism product in various locations. For 2024, this class will visit New York City, visiting a number of sites and settings that play a role in tourism development and delivery. Included site visits are the 9/11 Memorial, Circle Line Cruise, High Line Park, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Tourism Board, Central Park, and Coney Island. Beach, kayaking, hiking, historical walking activity, and more (subject to change). The accommodation will be 7 nights at AppState’s amazing loft apartment in New York City. . 

If you would like more programmatic information, please contact the program leader directly, Dr. Susan Weidmann at

RM 3545 Canada Expedition (3).S.S.

This 10 day expedition course is led over spring break by two faculty with significant wilderness, backcountry and ski backgrounds and two Canadian mountain guides, one of whom is a fully certified IFMGA guide, the highest guide standard in the world. Students will spend 8 out of 10 days in the snow. The trip includes a visit to the University of Calgary Outdoor Programs, a stay at the Alpine Club of Canada lodge in Canmore and backcountry huts, a half day behind the scenes tour of the Banff Centre for Mountain Culture, an opportunity to meet legendary ski mountaineering and pioneer Chic Scott, and skiing at Mount Norquay, Lake Louise, and Bow Peak. In addition, students in the class have the opportunity to earn a Canadian Avalanche Level One certification.

If you would like more programmatic information, please contact the program leader, Mr. Kristian Jackson at