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Environment & Society

How to Apply


We are no longer accepting applications for 2014.

Who Should Apply


imageThe 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.



imageThe Chesapeake Semester requires program fees on top of standard enrollment fees. 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 Belize, and other travel expenses. Fees cover about a third of these additional program costs. 



For more information on Program Fees, please contact Ben Ford at 410.778.7295 or at bford2@washcoll.edu.