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FAQ

Who is eligible to take this course?
Anyone who is over the age of 18 and interested in teaching and/or international education is welcome to apply.

What is the daily schedule like for this course?
This is an intensive course that requires students to participate from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. The activities throughout the course vary--lectures, workshops, group work, lesson planning, etc.--but students should plan to be engaged all day and at times into the evening.

Will I receive college credit?
Hampshire College recommends the equivalent of 4 academic credits for the completion of this program. Students are strongly encouraged to check with their home institutions about accepted transfer credits. Upon completion of the program, students may request a Hampshire College transcript.

How do I apply?
We encourage you to apply online as soon as possible to ensure enrollment availability. We have a priority deadline of April 14, but admission is on a rolling basis.

What does the priority deadline mean?
The priority deadline is the latest date we can guarantee room in the program. After April 14, spots are filled on a first come, first serve basis.

What is the application timeline?
Typically, once a student submits a complete application, the faculty selection committee will review the application and make an admission decision within two weeks. Once the student is notified of the enrollment decision, they are encouraged to make a program deposit to indicate the intention to enroll in the program.

Where will I live on campus?
Students are assigned housing as a program and will receive their assignments once the program is fully enrolled. Here is an overview of the residences on campus.

What does a meal plan include?
The meal plan covers breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day a student is on campus throughout the duration of the program. More information on our commitment to sustainable dining options.

Is there financial aid available for this program?
If you are a current Hampshire College student, please indicate on your application that you are interested in checking your eligibility for federal financial aid for this program. For all other students, we encourage you to contact your financial aid office at your home institution and ask about your options for applying for aid. We will work with all institutions on securing outside funding for students when available.

 

Contact Us

TESOL Certificate Course
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
tesol@hampshire.edu
 

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