Events and Deadlines

Fall 2014 Application Deadline for Washington Semester and The Philadephia Center
Tuesday, April 8
Mem. 205, before 4:00 pm
All application material must be received no later than 4:00 pm on April 8th for AU Washington Semester and The Phildelphia Center (TPC) programs

First Step Meeting
Monday, April 14
Olin 157 at 3:00 pm
Are you thinking about studying off-campus during Spring 2015 semester?  Want to hear about Whitman's Partner Program list of 80+ programs?  If so, please join Susan Holme, Director, and Barbara Hoffman, Assistant Director, for one of the upcoming Off-Campus Studies First Step Meetings.  We will cover the following topics: Program options, Transferability of credit, OCS Fees, How to apply, and Scholarships (Note: Whitman need-based aid and merit scholarships apply to all Partner Programs!).  All second-year students who wish to study off campus next year should attend one First Step Meeting.  Attendance is a prerequisite for a study abroad advising appointment. First Step Meetings last approximately 45 minutes.

OCS Meeting for First Year
Tuesday, April 22
Olin 157 at 4:00 pm
All first-year and transfer students who think they may wish to study off-campus in a foreign country or in the U.S. during their Whitman career should attend this important meeting.  We will be showing lots of images of the places where you can study off-campus for credit as part of your Whitman academic program.  Topics covered in the meeting include:  Off-campus study options by major, How to plan for off-campus studies, Eligibility for admission to study abroad programs, Foreign language and other course prerequisites, Costs and Financial aid.

School for Field Studies (SFS) - Campus Visit
Tuesday, April 24
Time and Location: Reid Campus Center Tabling 11-1pm, Science Bldg. Rm. 138, 3-4pm (Information Meeting)
Learn first-hand how SFS creates transformative study abroad experiences through field-based learning and research. Their educational programs explore the human and ecological dimensions of the complex environmental problems.

Whitman in China Teacher Training
Friday, April 25 thru Sunday, April 27
Prentiss Seminar Room
Three-day teacher training for 2014-15 Whitman in China Teachers.

Pre-departure Study Abroad Orientation for Fall 2014 participants
Sunday, May 4
Olin 130 at 1:00 pm
Whitman College requires all study abroad/OCS participants to attend a mandatory Predeparture Orientation the semester before going abroad. During the orientation we discuss health and safety, academics abroad, financial aid, cultural differences, travel tips, and other important information. There will also be an opportunity at the orientation for students to speak with other students who previously studied on their program about what to expect while overseas.