Penguin Blog

Off Grid in Tsachila

Global Immersion Studies is always best expressed by our students who are experiencing the culture with fresh eyes. Here are excerpts from four freshmen in the Ecuador group journal. They spent four days in the remote community of Tsachila located near the base of the…

Steamboat Mountain School Desert Week Adventures!
We do a lot of planning before we embark on an adventure. Whether a 3-day, 14er trek, or 30-days in a foreign country, travelling in a group requires attention to detail. Food, transportation, campsites, clothing, technical gear, permits, risk analysis, maps, weather forecast, safety equipment...
Bedouin Camp
Sleeping in tents and being exposed to the elements feels familiar to our students from their time in the Rocky Mountains and deserts of Utah. Steamboat Mountain School has the outdoors built into the curriculum, so it only seems natural to go camping on our...
Grand, Grateful, and Glorious

Week three of Global Immersion Studies is upon us, and our students are moving on to new homestays, countries and adventures. For our seniors traveling in Tanzania, this transition is full of emotions. For many of them, this is their fourth GIS trip, and while…

GIS Blog 2019- Touchdown!

We can almost hear the yawns of our weary traveling students turn to laughter and cheers as they reach their destinations around the globe. Margi, trip faculty on the Tanzania trip, passed along a few images which she titled, “Various States of Consciousness.” We can…

Journey to the Summits: 14er Weekend
“All I want is a burger right now” could be heard echoing through the Rocky Mountains this past week as our students, faculty, and staff took to the peaks in search of outdoor adventure and high-altitude laughter. It does not take long for the comforts...
GIS 2018 India
Teaching Elementary Students in Damthang: Today Jackson and I taught together in a local elementary school. We taught songs, rhythms, and antics. These were silly songs, even odd---at least that's what I thought. We didn't know how well things would go, but to our surprise,...
2018 Skier Presentations
Steamboat Mountain School Ski/Ride students reflect about their seasons. Hannah Soria, '19 The Boring Drive to Lutsen The road to lake-infested lands bore the bulk compared to the familiarity of rocky territory. Driving hours upon hours. Cows, beans, and silos. Fields, grass, and flats. Restless...
Global Immersion Studies Program Student Blog 2018
Steamboat Mountain School offers an adventure travel program like no other high school does! In order to prepare for the month-long trips in April, students meet with their faculty leaders starting in December. Each Tuesday, December through March, students meet with their Steamboat Mountain School...