From a New York Times article on 11.7.07....
Living The Wild Life at College
St. Lawrence University students can spend an entire 16 week semester in the Adirondack wilderness, living in a Yurt village. The students take classes in nature writing, the ecology of the Adirondacks and woodworking, as well as a crash course in outdoor survival prior to the actual outdoor living experience. University professors make the one hour drive from campus for classes, canoeing across the lake to the student's site.
They hold classes outdoors or, in bad weather, in a yurt outfitted with a wood stove.