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Non-Gordon Student Application for Gordon's W.I.L.D. Semester


Application Deadline: March 15. An interview must be conducted and all references received by March 30.

This application requests information that will be used to evaluate your eligibility for the W.I.L.D. semester. Off-campus programs administered through Gordon or approved by Gordon are not entitlement programs. Gordon College reserves the right to grant seats to applicants based on proven academic performance, moral maturity and personal motivation.

Please fill out the application form below with your information. Your responses to these questions will be used in evaluating your application for a seat in the W.I.L.D. semester program. Consider carefully your responses to the essay questions at the end.

Send all completed materials to: Global Education Office, Attn: WILD Semester,                                                                                     255 Grapevine Rd; Wenham, MA 01984

Contact the W.I.L.D. Semester Director with any questions: Scott Barnett (978.867.4893)

Non-Gordon Student W.I.L.D. Application

1. Date of application (00/00/0000):

2. Current Year in College:


3. Last Name:

4. First Name:

5. Middle Initial:

6. Gender:


7. Date of Birth (00/00/0000):

8. Country of Citizenship:

9. Valid Passport:


10. If yes, what is the expiration date on your passport?

11. Name of Current College You Attend

12. Current Campus Mailing Address:

13. Email Address:

14. Cell Phone:

15. Parent/Guardian (Last, First, MI):

16. Parent/Guardian Phone Number:

17. Parent/Guardian Address:

18. Off Campus study can effect our eligibility for institutional, federal and state financial aid. Please check with your Financial Aid Office to determine eligibility status should you be accepted into an off-campus program.

I receive financial aid and will meet with my financial aid officier to determine which forms of financial aid are transferable to this program.
I am not currently receiving any forms of financial aid.

19. Do you have any chronic physical conditions that require regular medical attention or that may be relevant for consideration in a program that requires physical activity such as hiking, rock climbing, paddling, etc.?


20. If you answered YES to the above question, please explain:

21. Do you have any allergies to foods, plants, etc.? Are there any prescription or non-prescription medications that you take regularly that you would anticipate needing while you are attending the WILD semester? Please explain.

22. Do you have any learning disabilities you would like the program faculty/staff to be aware of?


23. If you answered YES to the above question, please explain.

24. Expected Graduation Date (00/00/0000):

25. Major Field of Study 1:

26. Major Field of Study 2:

27. Minor/Concentration Field of Study:

28. Current GPA (Grape Point Average) as of most recently completed semester:

29. Name of Major Advisor:

30. Major Advisor's Email:

31. Name of Faculty Reference:

32. Faculty Reference's Email:

33. Name of Student Affairs Reference (in Student Development Office or an RD, Coach, Boss, not an RA or other student):

34. Student Affairs Reference's Email:

35. What is your motivation for participating in the W.I.L.D. Semester? How does the program meet your academic, personal and/or professional goals? (250 word minimum)

36. What in your past experience (international, educational or other) has prepared you for success in this program? What qualities or strengths do you possess that will contribute to your success in the program? (250 word minimum)

37. In the context of your own personal faith journey, reflect upon your willingness to engage in small group community, culture and the wilderness as you prepare to be an agent of change in the world. (250 word minimum)

38. The W.I.L.D. program is structured with conditions of greater personal freedom than is normally the case in a Christian college environment. This pertains to the classroom, living community and faith development. How are you likely to respond to this greater freedom? (250 word minimum)

39. Do you have any questions or comments for the W.I.L.D. semester staff?