Cornell Wilderness Term students in canoes.

The Cornell Wilderness Term is an off-campus studies program at the Wilderness Field Station on Low Lake in the Superior National Forest. The Field Station is within walking distance of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, described by National Geographic as “paradise found” and one of the “50 greatest places of a lifetime.”

Many courses in the sciences, social sciences, and the arts and humanities gather at the Field Station during Block 1. If you take an off-campus studies course to this amazing location in Northern Minnesota, you’ll be surrounded by other Cornellians taking advantage of the same unique opportunities for field, laboratory, creative work, reading, writing, and reflecting in a wilderness setting.

You will camp, canoe, and attend evening seminars with students from all the Cornell Wilderness Term courses enabling a cross-disciplinary sharing of ideas.

Look at our current off-campus studies courses to find out which courses will be gathering at the Wilderness Field Station.