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The American Sign Language I & II program is targeted towards undergraduate, graduate, and post-B.A. students, and is open to students from any concentration, major, or area of interest.
Students will learn to appreciate and respect ASL as a living, unique, and wholly naturally occurring language, and recognize deaf people as a community with their own set of cultural traditions and values. Students will become familiar with deaf culture, history, folklore, and community. After completing the program students should have and be able to learn and use basic sign language.
We encourage anyone with a strong interest/background in the topics covered during the program to apply.
2018 application review will begin in early February 2018. After this date, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis by the faculty selection committee. Once students are accepted to the program, they will be required to make a $400 program deposit. Please note that the full tuition balance is due by May 18, 2018.
Students can learn more about our financial resources for summer programs by visiting our Financing Your Summer Experience page. Additionally, we encourage students to contact their financial aid or summer internship office at their home institution and ask about options for applying for aid. We will work with all institutions on securing outside funding for students when available.
The full tuition balance is due by May 18, 2018. There are no tuition refunds available on or after June 1, 2018. If a student should withdraw from a summer academic program at Hampshire College for any reason, the program fee will be refunded according to the following schedule:
The student's date of withdrawal is determined by the postmark on the written notification of withdrawal from the program.
Important arrival, check-in, and residence information for all participants is available here. Please note that you should plan to be on campus and settled into housing by 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, 2018 the day before the program begins.
We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to any student who might require them. We encourage you to visit Hampshire's office of accessibility resources and services website, or contact us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.