How to Apply to the Kasteel Well Program
The Kasteel Well Program application must be completed and submitted online. Starting September 1, 2013 we will begin accepting applications for the following terms:
Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 - (you can apply to one term only)
The deadline to submit an application is November 1, 2013
Please note that students must apply one year in advance for study at Kasteel Well. Incoming freshman who want to attend the castle their sophomore year must submit their application between September 1st and November 1st, 2013.
The online application for the Kasteel Well Summer 2014 Program will be available starting December 1, 2013.
Participants are chosen by random lottery within each major to maintain appropriate representation from each department. Honors students are selected by random lottery in a separate applicant pool. Submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance. Applicants should receive notification of their acceptance status within one month of the application deadline.
- Applicants may apply for only one term: Applying for both fall and spring at the same time is not an option. Make certain you apply for the correct term, as changing terms at a later date will put you at the bottom of the wait list for that term.
- Honors Students: You can only apply for the fall term of your sophomore year.
- Musical Theatre majors: You are no longer eligible to attend the Kasteel Well Program.
- Qualifications: Students must be in good academic standing with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher and have no social sanctions against them.
- New Freshmen: The system will automatically upload your academic information. After the conclusion of the fall term, applications will be reviewed.
- Juniors and Seniors: Juniors and Seniors are both eligible to attend the program and are encouraged to apply. However, you should be aware that many of the classes offered are 200 & 300-level general education courses. Please discuss this option with your academic advisor to ensure that your degree requirements will be met.
- Program Deposit: Upon approval to attend, a nonrefundable and nontransferable program deposit of $300 is required. Spaces are not held for applicants, even approved applicants, without a confirmation deposit.
- Room and Board: Housing is mandatory. Students are housed in single, double, triple, and quad rooms. Rooms are assigned according to seniority. There is also a mandatory 14-meal-per-week food plan. A $50 room/damage deposit is required. There is no meal service on Fridays and Saturdays.
Non-U.S., Non-E.U. Applicants
Due to recent and more strict application of Dutch immigration rules, non-U.S. and non-E.U. citizens may encounter difficulties obtaining an appropriate visa. All non-E.U. international applicants should contact the Director of International Study and External Programs or the Dutch Consulate in their home country for further information about visa restrictions.
You must log into your EcNet account with your EcNet username (firstname_lastname ex: john_smith) to successfully complete the online application.
Students with Disabilities or Special Needs
Students who wish to participate in an Emerson external program or activity must be physically and mentally able, with or without reasonable accommodations, to fully and safely participate in the program or activity. Students who suffer from a physical or mental disability and wish to request accommodations that might enable them to fully and safely participate should contact Emerson College's Disability Services Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students with a documented disability or special need should discuss any anticipated accommodations well in advance of their semester with the International Study and External Programs Office and the Disability Services Office. Your documentation and diagnosis must support your requests for special arrangements or accommodations.
Please be aware that not all disabilities can readily be accommodated abroad and that the laws are different in other countries. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does not extend beyond the boundaries of the United States.