About the Kasteel Well Program
Kasteel Well Program
The program's special curriculum draws on the rich resources of its location to promote cross-cultural awareness and an understanding of worldwide communication.
Kasteel Well is a national historical monument dating from the 14th century. It provides living and dining accommodations, classrooms, a student center and pub, offices, and a performance area for students, faculty, and staff. The surrounding grounds offer opportunities for various outdoor sports. Well-located in southeastern Holland near the German border, it is approximately two hours from Amsterdam and Brussels and five hours from Paris by easily accessible mass transit.
The courses offered at the castle will change from semester to semester. Please see our sample course offerings for fall and spring terms.
Professor Rob Duckers explaining the details of a painting to a castle student.
Applying to the Program
Students should apply during their first semester, freshman year (one year in advance of attendance). This program is geared toward sophomores, although juniors and seniors are also eligible to attend. How to apply »
At this time, the Kasteel Well Program does not take non-Emerson students.
Emerson students visit museums and galleries to enhance classroom learning.
Find out what it's like to live in a 14th–century European castle—possibly one of the few opportunities you'll have to spend a significant amount of time outside of the United States.