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Westmont San Francisco

VISION

San Francisco is the setting for urban study and internship opportunities through Westmont College. Examine questions of faith in a vibrant city with a small community of students and faculty mentors. An example could include exploring various worship styles through attending ethnic churches and different denominations. In addition, there are many enriching opportunities through urban ministries and volunteer programs. 

CREDIT

INTERNSHIPS
A key part of the program is your placement in professional internships, available in every academic major. Participating organizations include:

  • Amnesty International
  • KPIX television
  • Larkin Street Youth Services
  • Morgan Stanley Investments
  • San Francisco General Hospital
  • Many more

INDEPENDENT STUDY
What subject have you always wanted to explore in depth? You can learn more about it through an independent study project that you create with the guidance from a faculty advisor.

Please note that this domestic program does not fulfill Global Understanding Core.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Have their advisor’s approval
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Have at least Sophomore standing at time of application

Students' normal scholarships from Gordon apply for one semester of study "abroad."

See the Westmont Urban Semester homepage for further details.

 APPLICATION PROCEDURE & DEADLINES

Students wishing to study abroad must first submit an online seat application and have an interview with the Global Education Office.

FALL SEMESTER: 
Online seat applications must be submitted and interviews completed by March 1. You will be notified within five days of the deadline regarding the decision on your seat application.

After you've been approved by the Global Education Office, proceed directly with your program's application process. Westmont's application process is February 1.

SPRING SEMESTER: 
Online seat applications must be submitted and interviews completed by September 30. You will be notified within five days of the deadline regarding the decision on your seat application.

After you've been approved by the Global Education Office, proceed directly with your program's application process. Westmont's application process is October 2.

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