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  • Locations: Chamonix, France; Courmayeur, Italy; Geneva, Switzerland; Salt Lake City, Utah, United States;
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • Courses Offered
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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Faculty-Led Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Type(s): Hostel/Hotel, Other Click here for a definition of this term Home Campus: Non-U of U, U of U: Utah Campus
Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Undergraduate U of U Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Language Prerequisite: Advanced English Language Fluency Click here for a definition of this term Badge Opportunities: Career Development
Click here for a definition of this term Eligibility: Good Academic & Judicial Standing, Minimum Age: 18, OPEN to ALL Majors Click here for a definition of this term Pre-departure Requirements: Learning Abroad 101, Pre-Departure Orientation, Participation Requirements for Learning Abroad, Post-Decision Health Assessment, Pre & Post Commitments
Program Description:

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Wilderness Medicine 2017-2


This two-week program will give students the opportunity to get to know some of the most beautiful spots in the Alps.  The program will have instruction in the mountain village of Chamonix and hiking in the Alps as well as the mountain valley across from Mt. Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe.

Students will become familiar with the most common backcountry problems and practice evaluating, treating, and evacuating injured persons in wilderness settings.

Students participating in this program will be required to attend a one day hike in the Salt Lake area prior to the trip to ensure hiking preparedness, equipment, and physical fitness. 

This program requires travelers to participate in strenuous activities. The strenuous activity associated with this program is hiking in the Alps. If you are not able to participate in this activity, alternative activities may be available. Accommodations can be requested by contacting the Center for Disability and Access at (801)-581-5020, your Learning Abroad Coordinator at 801-581-5849, or the Faculty Director. Accommodations must be requested in advance. Participants will not be reimbursed for activities in which they do not participate.


  • Available credit(s): 3
  • Applicants are required to enroll in the program course 
  • Courses are subject to change
  • Click on the Courses Offered link above for more information, including prerequisites


  • Possible excursions may include:
    • Hiking around Mont Blanc
    • Aiguille du Midi cable car
    • Montenvers train


In addition to taking classes, students enrich their time abroad by participating in Learning Abroad Badge opportunities such as, Career Development, Language Immersion, Research Experience, and Community Engagement:
Badge Opportunities
The Learning Abroad Badges listed in the Fact Sheet above are included in this program. Some programs offer opportunities to earn additional Learning Abroad Badges through independent options.  Students interested in earning multiple Learning Abroad Badges can participate in the Global U Program and receive special recognition at graduation.

This program automatically earns the Career Development Badge:

  • Career Development:
    • As part of the program, students interact with local experts to explore the dynamics of emergency medical care in remote areas.  Through this interaction, students gain valuable insights into crisis response and prevention that can be effectively applied in a variety of business, educational, and governmental settings.  
    • Additionally, the unique setting offers students the opportunity to work with educators, students, and professionals from a variety of countries and cultures.  This experience positions students to succeed in a variety of careers and can be highlighted on resumes, graduate school applications, and during job interviews.


  • Richard Ingebretsen, MD, Ph.D.


  • See Housing Type(s) above
  • Participants are required to use the program housing facilities
  • Housing is included in the program cost


  • Click on the Budget Sheet link above for information about ESTIMATED costs
  • Participants should read the full Withdrawal Penalty Policy BEFORE applying
  • Scholarships are available for Degree-Seeking, University of Utah students
  • Financial Aid might apply, visit your Financial Aid Counselor for more information


The Learning Abroad Handbook outlines the University of Utah's eligibility requirements, financial policies, conduct standards, administrative procedures, academic expectations, as well as visa and passport guidelines for Learning Abroad Programs. ALL participants are subject to the rules and regulations in the Learning Abroad Handbook. It is every participant's responsibility to read the Learning Abroad Handbook and contact Learning Abroad with any questions.

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Program Reviews:
Summer 2019 Participant
This was a really fun way to learn about wilderness medicin as well as explore the alps.

AMBER WOLFF, Summer 2018 Participant
This program was amazing! I highly recommend it to anyone interested in going into the medical field and anyone who loves to hike! This course was such a great experience-- I learned a lot about wilderness medicine, how to work as a team, how to communicate effectively as a team, and how to be a better hiker overall. The professors are amazing! They are great at connecting with the students as well as instructing.

JOSHUA JONAS, Summer 2019 Participant
I believe this course can benefit anyone who is willing to take it, regardless of trajectory in college. I personally am not pursuing a medically related degree, but this course impacted me in ways I never could have imagined. Seeing some of the most beautiful sights in the world and experiencing the French culture deepened my love for this world and my desire to explore it.

EMMA KOSBAB, Summer 2019 Participant
This program was amazing! You get the time to really become at home in Chamonix and the faculty and staff are so wonderful to work with.

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