Who Should Apply
The Chesapeake Semester is open to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors at Washington College. A diverse range of students, with varying majors and interests, will create a dynamic learning environment. Advanced courses in environmental studies or ecology are not a prerequisite, nor is having experience in advanced literature or art courses. All students will be exposed to coursework that has never been offered before at Washington College. The artist and ecologist will be pushed equally out of his or her comfort zones. Note: Upon completion of the Chesapeake Semester, students will be just one course away from fulfilling the requirements for a concentration in Chesapeake Regional Studies. Like the Chesapeake Semester, this concentration is designed to complement any major course of study.
The Chesapeake Semester requires a $5,500 program fee on top of standard enrollment fees. A $500 non-refundable program deposit is due April 30, 2013. The program fee covers a wide range of expenses not normally covered by tuition, including time on research vessels, museum entrance fees, speakers, airfare to Peru, and other travel expenses. Fees cover about a third of these additional program costs.
The $500 non-refundable deposit is due no later than April 30, 2013. Please mail to:
Chesapeake Semester — Attn. Mike Hardesty
Center for Environment & Society
101. S. Water St.
Chestertown, MD 21620
Checks should be made out to Washington College and clearly designated as “Chesapeake Semester Deposit” to insure that they are properly credited. Because of the high demand for this program, a waiting list will be maintained, and slots for which deposits or program fees are not received by the due date will be released to students on the waiting list.
The balance of the program fee ($5,000) is due by August 1, 2013. This fee may be mailed to either the address above or the Washington College Business Office. Please clearly designate the payment as “Chesapeake Semester Program Fee.” Because we will need to begin purchasing airfare and making other travel arrangements prior to the start of the semester, we regret that we will not be able to offer refunds to students withdrawing from the program after August 10, 2013.