Since 1998 Gettysburg College has been offering a unique study away program called The Gettysburg Semester. Every fall the college welcomes a select group of undergraduates from across the country to a total-immersion semester in Civil War studies.
Gettysburg Semester students take two core seminars devoted to the cutting-edge in Civil War scholarship, plus one course from Gettysburg College’s Civil War Era Studies program. Alongside this, Gettysburg Semester students involve themselves in internships with the Civil War-related agencies in the area.
In the past, students have interned at the Adams County Historical Society, Antietam National Battlefield, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Gettysburg National Military Park, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, and the Shriver House Museum.
And Gettysburg Semester students live through their semester in a Civil War theme residence, The Appleford, on the Gettysburg College campus, with voice-mail and computer connections, microwave/refrigerator units, and access to all of the College’s library and recreational resources. It is a truly remarkable experience.
The Gettysburg Semester is currently accepting applications for its fall 2013 cohort. More information can be found via the previous links and interested parties are also encouraged to visit The Gettysburg Semester at Gettysburg College Facebook Page and the Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College Facebook Page. Applications are due March 1, 2013.