Semester in Environmental Science (SES)

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

Program Costs

Hampshire Exchange Fees and Financial Aid provides detailed information on the fee policy, withdrawal policy and how financial aid may apply.

  • Tuition Fees: paid to Hampshire
  • Housing and Meal Fees: covered by Hampshire tuition
  • Other expenses: Students are responsible for the cost of local transportation, books and supplies; travel insurance; and personal expenses. 


The Hampshire exchange program with SES is open to qualified Hampshire College students who have completed two years of college-level study and are in good academic and behavioral standing.

Detailed information on Hampshire eligibility requirements and policies is available under the Eligibility Requirements in the Exchange, Field Study, and Short-term Field Course section of the Hampshire College Handbook.

How to Apply

  1. Meet with the GEO: Students are required to meet with the GEO program manager for this exchange program before submitting an application.  Call 413.559.5542 to make an appointment.
  2. Review Applying to a Hampshire Exchange Program: Includes deadlines, application instructions, requirements, and procedures.
  3. Apply now: Students apply online through HampGOES (Hampshire's Global Experience System).


Contact the GEO program manager:

Katie Irwin

Stay In Touch
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Global Education Office
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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Fax: 413.559.6173