Welcome to Expedition Alaska, APU’s first-year experience learning community
Designed for first-time college students and sophomore transfers new to Alaska Pacific University, Expedition Alaska combines classroom academics and only-in-Alaska field experiences, led by APU faculty.
This fall we offer four Expedition Alaska courses. These will take you to the storied Yukon River for a backcountry float trip during peak autumn season. One section of The Human Dilemma course will remain based on campus with local day trips, for students who don’t want the backcountry experience or cannot participate.
“A bond develops when faculty and students journey together,” said University President Don Bantz. He’s among faculty teaching Expedition Alaska courses and traveling with students on the Yukon.
“Expedition Alaska fosters that all-important bond for our new students in and out of the classroom,” Bantz said.
Expedition Alaska 2013 welcomes you to college life at APU in many ways.
- Choose from an array of challenging courses delivered as four-week intensives. You’ll start the school year with first-hand insight into APU’s active learning approach.
- Learn about Alaska – and yourself – as you apply classroom knowledge in a field experience.
- Join the conversation centered on our common reading, A Land Gone Lonesome: An Inland Voyage Along the Yukon River, by Alaska journalist and writer Dan O’Neill.
- Discover the rewards of collaborating with new classmates and APU faculty who double as your expedition leaders.
Expedition Alaska courses fill on a first-come, first-served basis.
Start the application process to the university: http://www.alaskapacific.edu/apply/
Submit your tuition deposit today to Admissions. Call 1-800-AlaskaU
Complete the application requirements. Call 1-800-AlaskaU
Have the right gear?
Check out the Expedition gear list and find out what’s required from you and what’s provided by us.