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Please note: Our Summer 2019 program is currently full.
New applications will be added to the wait list.

College of the Atlantic focuses on human ecology—the relationship between humans and our environments. Each Summer Field Institute (SFI) explores this central theme. For instance, you may spend the morning discussing a novel about life on a remote island and spend the afternoon exploring the shore of that same island, spotting whales and identifying seabirds and their nesting grounds. 

Summer Field Institute is a rigorous hands-on experience designed for rising juniors and seniors who:

  • Are curious about the world and ready to engage
  • Have strong academic backgrounds and are excited about learning
  • Want to be challenged
  • Think outside of the box
  • Value learning both inside and outside the classroom
  • Want to change the world and help create a more sustainable future

For summer 2019 we are offering the popular island immersion session: 

Islands Through Time: July 21–August 2, 2019 

Get ready to find your academic path in the great outdoors!

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