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Semester in Environmental Science (SES)

  Application Deadlines
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  Spring 2014 Program
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Fall 2014 Program
Thursday, March 6, 2014

Program Availability: Fall Semester Only

The Semester in Environmental Science (SES) program at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts is a 15-week program in environmental science offered to students enrolled in colleges participating in the MBL Consortium in Environmental Science. 

The SES program is dedicated to providing undergraduates with an opportunity to learn about ecosystems and conduct environmental research with some of the top scientists in the field. This is open primarily to Division III students.

For information about this program, you may visit their website.

Photo of Woods Hole by Emily Waters 09F
"Woods Hole, MA" Photo by Emily Waters 09F, Fall 2011 Program Participant

"Field Work" Photo by Emily Waters 09F
"Field Work" Photo by Emily Waters 09F, Fall 2011 Program Participant

This exchange program is open to qualified students who are in good academic and behavioral standing.

Students can find application materials and apply online using Hampshire's GlObal Experiences System (HampGOES). See below for links to HampGOES, helpful application instructions, and exchange information and tips:

Students interested in applying should contact Charlene D'Avanzo, professor of ecology, and the global education office before submitting an application. You should also review the general application instructions and procedures for Hampshire Exchange Programs.


Charlene D'Avanzo
Professor of Ecology
School of Natural Science

Katie Irwin
GEO Program Advisor for Woods Hole/SES Exchange Program
Global Education Office


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Hampshire College
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Amherst, MA 01002
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