HMI Gap semesters are designed to be a unique and refreshing break from our busy world, an uninterrupted journey of adventure, self-discovery, and growth. With rock climbing and wilderness travel focused programs in Patagonia and the American West, students spend three months traveling to some of the world’s wildest places, gain independence as outdoor adventurers, and give back by getting their hands dirty helping with real-world conservation projects. We emphasize building a strong, intentional community, where students make lasting friendships with people who encourage them to become their best self.

Since 1998, HMI has offered empowering experiences in inspiring surroundings, boldly uniting place-based and hands-on learning with the natural world. Students return from HMI transformed, carrying with them the confidence, passion, and readiness to excel in college, graduate school, and beyond. Our alumni stand out in an increasingly competitive environment, as colleges and employers view HMI alumni as risk-takers in the best sense who have the skills to work effectively on a team and emerge as leaders in their community.

Program Location(s): Domestic— Rocky Mountains(Utah); International- Patagonia (Chile and Argentina)
Phone: 719.486.8200 x1



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