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The Semester Away Program
Students who wish to engage in academic work not available at the College may submit proposals for a semester or full academic year of study at another institution or fully accredited program in the United States or Canada. Proposals for specific environmental studies programs located outside of the U.S. will also be considered.
Who Should Apply?
The program encourages applicants who are interested in:
- Participating in special programs offered by other institutions
- Augmenting their program of study with courses not offered at Holy Cross
- Experiencing a different social/cultural/academic environment
It is recommended that students pursue this option during their third year or the first semester of their fourth year. Proposals should be submitted no later than two weeks prior to the pre-registration period for which a student plans to be away from the College.
Where Should I Apply To?
Holy Cross students have participated in: the Sea Semester Program through Boston University and Woods Hole; The School for Field Studies, engaging in environmental studies and community development at different international sites; The U.S. Department of Energy Research Program, pursuing scientific research at national laboratories; enrollment at Historically Black Colleges and Universities; the Appalacian Semester at Union College in Tennessee.
What Fields Of Study Are Available?
Students have pursued study in a wide variety of fields, e.g. architecture, urban planning, marine biology, film making, journalism, engineering, etc.
Program Application and Other Forms (requires adobe acrobat)