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Summer Educational Experiences – Learning Beyond the Campus

Spending this summer at Yestermorrow is the single most influential experience I’ve had to reassure me that I really want to pursue career in the sustainable building field. I’m drawing from this experience to support my Fulbright grant application to study architectural engineering at the University of Sheffield or another similar graduate program. I am very optimistic and excited about my future.
Gwyn Harris ’13, Environmental
Studies, Yestermorrow Design/
Build School, Vermont
'Images of India'
'Images of India' from David Schlenker ’13 during his internship with Project Why

SEE-Beyond Awards invite students to explore new techniques, technologies, or modes of inquiry or expression; to apply their academic-year learning to real-world challenges; and to clarify the interrelationship between their educational and post-baccalaureate goals. Awards may be used to support:

  • field or laboratory research in an area of the student’s choice, with the permission of the host institution and research sponsor;
  • internships with clearly defined learning goals that complement the student’s academic plan;
  • artistic residencies, workshops, apprenticeships, or productions.

This list is not exhaustive nor is it meant to be prescriptive. Unless otherwise stated by the chairperson or director of your department or program, any experience that puts your classroom learning into practice or that deepens your knowledge or understanding of the discipline may be supported.

Awardees will receive a $4,000 stipend and funds may be used at the student’s discretion to cover participation fees or tuition, travel expenses, and summer room and board. SEE-Beyond Awards may be used to access opportunities anywhere in the world, except in countries with State Department travel warnings or advisories.

Interested and qualified students submit a brief application to their academic department and/or program that includes a proposal describing their anticipated summer experience and how it fits their educational goals at Skidmore and beyond, as well as their experience level. Departments then select nominees to put forward into a college-wide competition.

SEE-Beyond - Health Education & Community Research, Swaziland