A University Draws Rural and Native Students From the Vastness of Alaska’s Interior
Chris Quintana, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Navigating college life for students from Alaska's most rural regions can be challenging. The University of Alaska at Fairbanks helps guide them through that process with a number of targeted resources, including a summer intensive program for rural high-school students and an indigenous studies-center on campus.
It also has a special dormitory just for Alaska Native students. The facility accepts a maximum of 20 students to offer a sense of a tight-knit community. Native students are given other small amenities, too, including large refrigerators to hold traditional foods like caribou or salmon.