From an admissions officer at Williams-Mystic:
Williams-Mystic? is an interdisciplinary semester program focused on the ocean and coastal studies. Run by Williams College, we are based at the Mystic Seaport Museum? in Mystic, CT.
Each semester, up to 24 students from a wide range of colleges and majors join us to study the science, policy, history, and literature of our nation’s coasts and oceans. In addition to conducting individual research in each discipline, during our 17-week semester students also travel on three extended field seminars: along the coast of Northern ?California?;
exploring the bayous and barrier beaches of Southern Louisiana?; and sailing on a tall ship for 10 days on the open ocean.?
We embrace place-based learning at these different field sites, allowing students to encounter a human perspective on the environmental issues we study (speaking with oyster fishermen on the West Coast, to community leaders facing land subsidence and sea level rise in coastal Louisiana, and everyone in between). We are a member of the Twelve College Exchange and have enjoyed having dozens of Wesleyan students join us over the course of our 40-year history.
Date: TODAY, March 28
Place: Usdan 114