How to Apply to the Kasteel Well Summer Program
Applications for Summer 2014 are now online. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2014. It is best to apply early as this program has a rolling admissions policy (applications are reviewed and decisions are made as applications are received). Enrollment is limited to 16 students only.
Please note that the roof of the main castle building is being replaced this summer. This means that the entire main castle building will be under scaffolding. The interior rooms within will be in use, but unfortunately the opportunity to take a beautiful photograph of the outside structure isn't possible until the scaffolding comes down in early September, 2014.
- Enrollment is limited to 16: Applicants will be notified by email and regular mail of their acceptance status.
- Apply early; admission may close before the published deadline date.
- Preference will be given to upperclass students.
- Applicants must be in good academic standing with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher and have no social sanctions against them.
- All accepted applicants must have a valid passport good through December 16, 2014. If you do not currently have a passport, best to get working on it now.
Criteria: Admission decisions will be made based on the following:
- The quality of thought and expression demonstrated. Each applicant should take the time to compose a thoughtful, well-written answer to the Written Statement.
- There should be no grammar or spelling errors, and you should answer with a maximum of 500 words.
- Class standing: preference will be given to upperclass students.
- Cumulative grade point average
- Submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance: Applicants should receive notification of their acceptance status within one month of submission.
- 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: Summer students are housed in double rooms only. Buffet breakfasts and lunches are served in the castle dining hall Mondays–Thursdays and dinners are served at a local restaurant Monday–Thursday and Sunday evenings. There is no meal service on Fridays or Saturdays. A $50 room/damage security deposit is also required.
- Tip for Successful Completion of the Application: Compose the answer to the application question in a simple word processing program such as TextEdit on a Mac or NotePad on a PC and cut and paste it into the online application form. In the unlikely event your application is lost during transmission, you won’t have to rewrite your answer.
The College reserves the right to withdraw this offering if it fails to generate sufficient enrollment. Participants should be guided by this policy when making travel arrangements.
Non-U.S., Non-E.U. Applicants
Due to recent and stricter 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.