Intensive English Program students enjoy many cultural and outdoor activities around the Boise area. Some of the most popular activities are:
Play badminton, soccer, basketball, tennis, Frisbee, or volleyball with new friends on campus. The University Recreation Center is a state-of-the-art facility offering sports, fitness, recreation activities and an excellent outdoors education program.
Within a short-drive from campus, you can enjoy skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing at convenient prices. Bogus Basin Ski Resort is just 16 miles from campus and many State Parks and mountains surrounding Boise offer opportunities for cross-country skiing (nordic ski) and snowshoeing. The world renowned Sun Valley Resort is only a couple of hours away from campus.
We float the Boise River! The Boise State campus is located right next to the Boise river. During the summer months, we like to go for a refreshing floating experience. Idaho’s beauty is marked by rivers and mountains. The Snake River and Payette River make up for a great white-water rafting and canoeing experience.
Boise is a capital city, so it has many cultural opportunities. Visit the Boise Art Museum, the Idaho Historical Museum, and the Black History Museum of Idaho. See popular music concerts or the Boise Philharmonic. Go to the Boise Contemporary Theater to see a play. Spend some time at the historic “Basque Block.” There’s so much to do in Boise.