Explore the great outdoors

Explore the great outdoors

Study in New Mexico as a first-year student

Looking for both an adventure and a challenge after graduation? Spend your first Calvin semester living, studying, playing and serving in the diverse setting of Rehoboth, New Mexico.

Through outdoor education, service-learning opportunities and program excursions, we’ll give you space to grow into college and explore what life may have in store for you—and earn up to 14 core credits while you’re doing so. When the semester ends, we’ll help you find your right fit, whether you return to campus for classes or take a gap semester before returning in the fall. Either way, you’ll have a wealth of hands-on learning under your belt, perfectly preparing you for whatever comes next.

Apply by May 1

Add some real adventure to your orientation experience

Calvin offers several adventure trips as a way to fulfill your PASSPORT orientation requirement.

Enroll at Calvin soon to secure your spot in one of these popular trips. Join the Calvin Class of 2018 group on Facebook to be entered to win a free trip!

  • Algonquin Back Country Paddle (July 18–24)
  • Rocky Mountain Backpacking (July 18–27)
  • North Channel Kayaking & Climbing (July 18–24 and Aug. 17–24)
  • Red River Gorge Rock Climbing (Aug. 17–24)
  • Lake Superior Provincial Park Backpacking (Aug. 17–24)
  • Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore Cycle Tour (Aug. 17–24)

Apply now!

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