Friday, September 19, 2014

Off-Campus Project Enrollment

The buzz about Project Week is palpable on campus and it’s only September! While the focus has been on the 8 fantastic off-campus options that will be offered this March, ideas for on and near-campus projects are also being generated, with some groups already working through the proposal process. The level of student involvement in the proposal process is increasing this year as more students are generating project ideas and actively seeking faculty members to co-lead their project. You can stay abreast of all project ideas by checking The Board on the Project Week Blog regularly. Students and parents are encouraged to consider all projects, even if they are just in the proposal stage, before committing to any of the off-campus projects.

If your child knows they want to participate in an off-campus project, however, you can secure their position in one of these projects by submitting a deposit by October 10, 2014. The deposit amount varies with each project, but all deposits are non-refundable unless the project is cancelled due to under enrollment. For our domestic trips, the deposit will be equal to the cost of the airline ticket for that project. For our international trips, the tour company that we use to handle our logistics sets the deposit amount. Please see the deposit amounts for all off-campus projects below. The current project cost is an accurate estimate of what the project will cost based on an assumed number of participants and current flight/hotel estimates. Final project costs will be calculated after enrollment ends on October 10, but projects costs will not increase more than $200 from their current estimate.

Project Title/Location
Project Location
Deposit Amount
Current Estimated Project Cost
Forensic Biology
Washington, DC
How To Start A Sustainable, Ethical, and Successful Business
Seattle, WA
Creating Music In A Professional Recording Studio
Nashville, TN
Project Adventure
Santa Cruz
Global Citizenship and Sustainability in the Caribbean
Veiques, Puerto Rico
Rome, Pompeii, Capri
History And Culture of Panama
Panama City
Fire and Ice
            *includes two flights, one from Boston to San Juan and one from San Juan to Vieques

Because some of these projects may be highly popular, we will slightly stagger the opening of enrollment over the coming week. The schedule for submitting deposits is as follows:

  1. Seniors and PGs: Friday, September 19
  2. Juniors: Monday: September 22
  3. Sophomores: Wednesday, September 24 
  4. Freshman: Friday, September 26
Enrollment will be open to all until October 10. If too few students have submitted deposits for a project by October 10, the project will be cancelled and the deposit amounts will be returned.

For all international projects, you may submit deposits directly to EF Tours through a specific tour link. The links for each project are below:

For all domestic projects, you may submit deposits through our web site payment portal for no additional fee if using an electronic check. Please choose the debit option and enter your child’s project title. You may also mail a check to New Hampton care of the Business Office. Please indicate your child’s project on the check. Please contact the Business Office (603-677-3410) if you have questions on the payment method.

If you have any questions about Project Week, submitting a deposit, or proposing a project, please visit the Project Week Blog or contact the Director of Experiential Learning (603-677-3504).

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