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Welcome to Boise, Idaho

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Your Adventure Begins Here

Located at the edge of the Rocky Mountains, Idaho’s capital city offers a positive and inclusive community that welcomes people from all over the world. The combination of outdoor recreation, big city opportunity, and a dynamic culture makes Boise the perfect place to call home.

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Outdoor Recreation

With hiking trails, ski resorts, and rivers all within twenty minutes of the city, Boise offers you an adventure everyday, of every season. Through the Outdoor Program, Boise State students can enjoy trips to national parks, discounted gear rentals, and an unparalleled access to adventure.

Capital City Opportunity

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As one of the United States top cities for young professionals (Forbes), the access to opportunity is incomparable. Connect with employers, build professional relationships,  and network with others to jump start your career before graduation.


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Dynamic and Diverse Culture

Adventure isn’t just for the outdoors, you can find it inside the city, too. Students can be inspired by the vibrant and thriving cultural scene with events that are available throughout the year. Enjoy live performances at festivals, tour art installations and museums, and discover new passions that will enrich your college experience.