Our Boise Community
Boise is the hub of Idaho’s economic and government activity but has a relatively small population of approximately 200,000 people. Boise offers art galleries, museums, opera, a Shakespeare Festival and a music festival. The city also has a rich and dynamic downtown area with theater, ballet, a zoo, parks, and first-rate dining and shopping.
Boise is affordable, with an amazing downtown marketplace filled with passionate people and smart ideas. Boise folks are noted for being friendly, happy and environmentally conscious. There is always something to do in the city with its diverse array of community events and festivals.
Gateway to Recreation
The Boise area has plenty to offer the outdoor enthusiast with its surrounding lakes and rivers and nearby Rocky Mountains. Boise is an ideal destination for boating, fishing, skiing, snowboarding, backpacking and more. In addition, the greenbelt along the Boise River and through downtown is popular with cyclists and joggers. You just can’t beat the spectacular vista of the Boise skyline.
Studying in Boise, the capital of Idaho and principal center of government, enables students to work alongside Idaho lawmakers and members of the state and federal judiciaries. This provides many opportunities for professional development and networking.