Allen Chen writing in a notebook outside.

Lehigh Launch: How to survive in the wild

The “Lehigh Launch'' series highlights first-semester students' experiences  learning about the literature, earth and environment, and peoples of Wyoming and New Mexico in Fall 2021. Allen Chen ’25, majoring in Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts and Science (IDEAS), shares their experience.

Hometown: Kunming, China

What drew you to Lehigh Launch?: The enchanting west from the Rocky Mountain area to the desert in the south.

What did you like most about Lehigh Launch?: The magnificent scenery in different places.

What was the best thing you learned?: How to survive in the wild. How to make connections with mother nature and Western/Native literature.

What is a fun fact from the trip?: Almost everyone didn't bring enough clothes!

What is something you wish you knew before you packed your bags?: Be prepared for the academics!