Hampshire students are known as innovators, and the college encourages that, helping them to build on their natural intelligence and inquisitiveness.
Personalize Your Education
To graduate, every student, with faculty advice and guidance, devises an individualized program of study in which he or she attempts to ask—and answer—a question perhaps never posed before.
Eli Plenk is an activist through and through. After leaving college to work as an organizer for a farm workers’ union, he realized that he’s also an academic. So he applied to Hampshire.
As Rachel Friedman described her first two years at Hampshire, she remembers her soon-to-be supervisors’ jaws drop.
|Mel Mel Sukekawa-Mooring
“Even though I knew that I wanted to study film, I also wanted to study other things to inform what I was going to make films about,” recalls Mel Mel Sukekawa-Mooring.
Hampshire is the perfect place for Abby Brownell, but it took her a while to find that out.
When Michael Samuels arrived at Hampshire College in fall 2009 he had only one regret.
Parimal Satyal knew he wanted something different from the academic approaches of the schools he attended while growing up in Nepal.
Julian Feller-Cohen takes a “holistic approach” to journalism, studying television, internet, print, photography, and film.
As part of a critical ethnography class, Hannah Elliott chose to work with a soup kitchen and write about the experience. It was a decision that would change her life.
Hampshire College is a bit different from the schools Tian Ni grew up attending in Shanghai.
Long interested in grassroots environmentalism and do-it-yourself activism, Evan Thaler-Null’s studies are focused on merging farming and agriculture with education.
Namgyal Norbu’s experience growing up in Tibetan refugee camps in India revealed the threat faced by her native language
Issac Bruss drew from courses in chemistry, biology, and physics at Hampshire, as well as course offerings at the other Five College schools, to create his program of study in nanoscience.
Kendra Bechtel started off with passionate enthusiasm for French literature and linguistics, then developed an equal passion for neuroscience.
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