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Program Details & FAQ

Modern culture demands we be consumers of our education. What if, instead, we became cultivators of it? Imagine reciting poetry on Singing Beach, sailing in the historic Gloucester Harbor and gardening at Cider Hill Farm. This summer, we invite you to Heritage to embrace a vision that celebrates the fullness of life, engaging our hands and challenging our heads as we shape our hearts.

Program Dates

Students will move into Chase Hall on Sunday afternoon. The program will run from July 24-29. Students will be picked up on Friday evening or fly out Saturday morning. If special circumstances arise, please feel free to contact us.

Program Location

Most of the program will be held on Gordon College's campus, located 25 miles north of Boston. Students will live in suite-style dorms on the main campus and enjoy a taste of college living. Chapel, dining hall, residence halls, explore all of campus in a scavenger hunt, solo times in various places around campus. 

Program Cost

The cost for Heritage 2022 is $1150. An initial deposit of $300 is due by April 29. 

The total cost of the program covers:

  • Housing
  • Meals
  • 4 College Credits
  • Cultural excursions into Boston and the North Shore
  • Transportation to/from Logan International Airport
  • Program Materials

Scholarships and financial assistance are available to students on a case-by-case basis. Please reach out to us at [email protected] for more information. 

Transportation

  • Local: Students living in the greater Boston area will be dropped off on Gordon's campus Sunday afternoon. Parking is available in the chapel lot in front of Chase Hall. Please consult the campus map for details. 
  • National: Students flying into Boston (Logan International Airport) will be picked up from the airport by a member of the Heritage Staff. Shuttles will run throughout the afternoon and early evening.

Medical and Dietary Restrictions

Gordon College Dining Services is able to meet any dietary restrictions you might have. During the registration process, students will notify the college of any dietary needs or allergies for accommodation. Any student medication will be administered by certified staff. In the case of an emergency, the college will have a nurse on call during the week. 

“I learned that hospitality can be simple, it doesn't have to be grand. The best way to show hospitality is to show someone they are genuinely welcome. Cooking a homemade meal and making a beautiful space are some amazing ways to do this.” 

Heritage Participant | 2021


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I receive college credit? Yes! Heritage is an accredited program through Gordon College that encompasses a 4-credit class. Students should plan for two weeks of pre-reading material and a follow-up assignment in addition to the seminars planned during the week of residence. Official class transcripts will be emailed to students and parents following the program. 
     
  • What will the schedule look like during the week? Each day will begin with Morning Assembly, a gathering where we devote the beginning of our day to the study of God's Word and worship in community. Morning sessions will focus on faculty seminars and afternoons will be dedicated to illustrating the day's teaching through cultural excursions into Boston or around the North Shore. Evenings will be spent in small group cooking sessions, times of fellowship and devotion. 
     
  • How does the program respond to COVID-19? Gordon College continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic closely and take the appropriate measures to ensure the health and safety of our community. Because of how quickly the pandemic changes, we do not plan to establish any covid protocols until closer to the program. Please feel free to with any concerns.
     
  • How much does Heritage cost? The total cost of the program is $1150. If the cost is a financial challenge for your family, please  for scholarship opportunities. 
     
  • How long is Heritage? Students arrive on campus Sunday afternoon, July 24 and depart Friday evening, July 29. The pre-reading for the course will begin a month before the program. 

  • How do I arrange transportation to/from Heritage? Heritage staff will provide transportation to and from the airport. Please email all flight information to [email protected]

  • If I'm planning to fly in, which airport should I fly into and what time should I plan my flights to arrive and depart? All students should fly into Logan International Airport in Boston (BOS). Please select flights that will arrive at the airport between 12-4 p.m. on Sunday, July 24th, and that will depart from Logan on Friday the 29th any time after 6 p.m. or Saturday morning (Please note, you will miss an important part of the program if your flight leaves earlier than this so plan accordingly!) 

“New ideas and convictions were constantly being stirred into my mind, and I was always pondering or processing the events of each day. We were encouraged to think deeply, to allow ourselves to grow and develop in the most beautiful ways. I left inspired.”

Heritage Participant | 2021

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