How many credits will I earn?
SWC, including fall, winter, and spring programming, accounts for 8 credits, and satisfies the PLAN learning community requirement.
If I am accepted, how much does the program cost?
Accepted students will receive a $1,000 stipend, free on-campus housing and meal vouchers. There is no tuition cost, though students will still receive academic credit.
If I am accepted, what dates will I have to be on campus?
When students apply for the program, they commit to being on campus and available on the following dates:
|Wednesday, November 2nd, 6:00-9:00pm
||Simmons World Challenge Student Orientation
|Wednesday, November 9th, 5:00 - 9:00pm
||Instructional Session I
|Saturday, November 12nd, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
||Instructional Session II
|Wednesday, November 16th, 6:00-9:00pm
|| Instructional Session III
|Wednesday, November 30th, 6:00-9:00pm
||Instructional Session IV
|January 2nd to January 11th (Full days)
||Intersession Course, required daily activities
|February 1st, 3:00-6:00pm
||Student Presentations to Simmons Community and Partners
How many students will be accepted this year?
This year's Simmons World Challenge will accept 20 students.
What is the Selection Committee looking for?
The selection committee is interested in students with the following characteristics:
- strong teamwork skills
- passion for social justice issues
- commitment to engaging with social problems
- self-awareness, creativity, particularly vis-a-vis problem solving
- interest in the problem of violence, and in making the world a less violent place
Who can apply?
This program is only available to second-year students at Simmons College.