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SEA Semester

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Spend the semester on a working ship! Unique opportunity to study biology, environmental studies, and/or marine biology while sailing in the Carribbean, around New Zealand, or on one of the many different voyages offered. Based in Woods Hole, CT but voyages focused on different academic topics and regions.

National Theater Institute (NTI)

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NTI is a laboratory where you gain tangible tools while creating new work. From 9:00am to 10pm, seven days a week, you work with master teachers and create theater. This 14-week program trains you to function as a contributing member of an ensemble, invites you to find out what excites you about the art of theater, and gives you valuable skills to boldly apply that excitement and knowledge to your work. Conferring 20 credit hours, the NTI Semester is offered in the spring or fall semester.    

San Francisco: Adjacent Academies

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In person possibilities in the Bay Area, including an internship. Set curriculum incorporating: HTML, JavaScript, web design, presenting, project management, networking. Must take courses for letter grade; pass/fail option not approved by Bates. Interested students should consult with DCS faculty.

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DCS Virtual set curriculum incorporating: HTML, JavaScript, web design, presenting, project management, networking.

New England: Semester Cinema

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Semester Cinema is a biannual semester-long film intensive, offered alternate spring semesters, where 25 professionals mentor and collaborate with 40 students from multiple colleges to make an ambitious feature film for national and international release. Students attend a variety of classes, rooted in the liberal arts while fully participating in the deliberation and imagination of a screenplay from script to screen, and working in substantial roles under the guidance of experienced film and theater practitioners during production. Program includes 1 week at Sundance Film Festival, 11 weeks on Nantucket, 3 weeks at Northern Vermont University. Courses in cinema studies; screenwriting and directing; various craft workshops.

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Film Studies

Vancouver: University of British Columbia

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Large world-class university in cosmopolitan city. Apply as a visiting student. Total enrollment: 56,000.

New York City: The Trinity LaMaMa program

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For Theater and Dance majors. Performance workshop incl. dance and acting; performance analysis; field study placement. Students attend at least three performances a week. Housing at 92nd St Y. Expensive program.

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Washington DC: Washington Semester Program

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Sponsored by American University; program consists of: two seminars; internship; appropriate AU course. No credit for on-line courses. Expensive program.

Williams-Mystic: Coastal and Ocean Studies Program of Williams College

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Ocean and coastal studies program that integrates marine ecology, oceanography, history, literature, and policy. Immersive academic experience combined with community-focused living. Based out of the Mystic Seaport Museum where students live and learn maritime skills. Travel components include: 10-day sailing trip and two field seminars to various locations such as the Gulf Coast and Pacific Coast. Introduction to a series of maritime skills. Excellent academics & peer group; 10-day sailing trip; Gulf of Mexico and Pacific Coast field seminars. Fall semester weather preferable for outdoor activities and labs. Williams-Mystic scholarships are available.
Course selection: all students take 4 courses; all students take literature, history, policy, and one of two science courses (marine ecology or oceanographic processes).

Atlanta: Spelman College

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One of the premier historic black colleges for women, adjacent to Morehouse, in dynamic large city. Fall Orientation enriches experience. Limited to Juniors; Early application required. Total enrollment: 2000.

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