Thousands of emperor penguins gather to welcome incoming students, just outside the base camp of the newest ACM off-campus program site in Antarctica. With a long history of providing unique locations around the globe for students to study, this frigid continent was the next logical place for ACM to consider. “When we first presented this idea, we were met with a cold reception,” says Director of International Study Programs Carol Dickerman. “But in recent years, the world has slowly warmed (to the idea).” This year-long program will include several elective classes, most of which are focused on ice. Students will also receive training on how to dig a snow cave, to create a cozy living environment for themselves during their stay at the South Pole. Applications for this highly improbable program will be accepted for one day only – today, April 1st.