Whitman students who will have sophomore, junior, or senior status by the Fall 2018 semester are eligible to apply.  Semester in the West is specifically designed for Environmental Studies combined majors in the sciences, social sciences, and the humanities.  Admission is competitive.  We seek to build a diverse, interdisciplinary learning community in the field. We encourage students from a wide spectrum of academic majors to apply.

Admission will be based on the fit of the program to the student’s academic and personal interests, thus some demonstrated interest in environmental issues is essential.  Other considerations will include academic merit, a reference letter from a Whitman faculty member, the quality of your application essay, and a personal interview.  Applications for the Fall 2018 program are due no later than noon on Monday, November 27.  Interviews will take place on campus before the end of the semester.  Decisions will be announced by the end of December.  

Stay tuned to your Whitman email for announcements about attending informational meetings and downloading an application.