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Contact

Alicin Welsh, Director of Experiential Learning and Career Services

careers@wells.edu

315.364.3379

Off-Campus Study Program Descriptions

Off-campus study programs in the United States.

Salt Institute for Documentary Studies 

Program location: Portland, Maine

Program description: The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies provides a semester of hands-on learning of documentary radio, writing, or photography. Salt is located in the heart of the art district in Portland, Maine. By documenting Maine people, culture, and landscape, students become writers of nonfiction - literate, proficient, ethical storytellers in the written word, sound, and images. Through fieldwork, collaborative critiques, and guided discussion of relevant work, students learn how to ethically research and gain access to a story, collect information, edit their work, and return to the field to refine the process. Borrowing from a variety of disciplines outside of journalism to tell stories-- art, sociology, anthropology, oral history-- students produce a professional, intimate, humanistic body of work and leave Salt better equipped to work in their chosen field.

GPA: 3.0

Prerequisites: Junior or senior class standing

Semester: fall or spring

Web site: http://www.salt.edu

Contact Professor Vic Muñoz, vmunoz@wells.edu

 

Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN)

Program location: Washington, DC

Program description: Wells College was one of the founders of the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN), a national consortium of women’s colleges working to prepare women for public leadership.

GPA: 3.0

Semester: Short seminars or summer sessions available

Web site: http://www.plen.org

Contact Professor Susan Tabrizi, stabrizi@wells.edu

 

Washington Semester

Program location: Washington, DC

Program description: Students interested in examining the government process in the nation’s capital may take courses at American University in: American national government and politics, arts and humanities, economic policy, foreign policy, journalism, justice, or public administration. This is a semester-long program that includes seminars and courses at American University and an internship in the student’s area of interest.

GPA: 3.0

Prerequisites: Application may be obtained from Wells College political science faculty. Students should have at least two courses in political science and a GPA of 3.0. Preference is given to students in pertinent majors and special programs.

Semester: fall or spring

Web site: www.american.edu/spexs/washingtonsemester/index.cfm

Contact Professor Susan Tabrizi, stabrizi@wells.edu

 

Wells Fargo Historical Internship

Program location: San Francisco

Program description: Students will intern at the Wells Fargo Corporate Archives, which are home to an extensive collection of company records of enduring historical value.  Students will assist archivists and use their knowledge and skills on projects and will learn about working in a professional work setting.  

GPA: 3.0

Prerequisites: Application may be obtained from the Office of Experiential Learning and Career Services. Students should have at least two courses in history, an interest in hisotry, and a GPA of 3.0. Preference is given to students in pertinent majors and special programs.

Semester:January Intersession

Web site: http://www.wellsfargohistory.com/archives/archives.htm

Contact Alicin Welsh, awelsh@wells.edu

 

 

 
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