The same Beloit College employee benefit that provides tuition remission to the children of faculty and staff also applies to the likes of Beloit Blocks, Summer Fields, and the Center for Language Studies.
“Basically, children of faculty and staff can attend any one of our three programs (Fields, Blocks, and CLS) tuition free,” says Dan Perusich, director of Summer Programs. Said students would still need to pay room, board, and fees, but in the meantime, all three programs award college credit.
Though you might be inclined to have your home-for-the-summer college student or eager-to-experience-college high-schooler live at home and attend one of the programs during the day, Perusich urges you to consider the benefits of a residential experience.
“The reason I say this is Fields is a college immersion program that allows high school students (rising juniors and seniors) to experience every aspect of college, including dorm life, eating college food, etc.,” he says. “CLS is also an immersion-style program, but this time focusing on language. Many students speak the language with one another well into the night, and it may be very beneficial for them to stay on campus to get the most out of the program. It is not required, but it is highly recommended.”
For more information about the programs, see the descriptions below; for application information, or more information about enrollment, contact Perusich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beloit Blocks are for-credit academic courses for Beloit College students and visiting undergraduate students. The three-week intensive blocks focus on one topic and are taught by Beloit College faculty.
Center for Language Studies
CLS is a four- or eight-week language immersion program in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or ESL that is open to high school students 17 and older, undergraduate and graduate, and professionals.
Summer Fields is a three-week, for-credit academic program for rising juniors and seniors in high school offering four courses in the humanities and sciences. Courses are taught by Beloit College faculty. Students live in the residence halls with program mentors.