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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Apartment Minimum GPA: 2.5
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Class Year: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Program Features: Internship
Program Description:
Through our partnership with the College for Social Innovation, Wheaton students have the opportunity to participate in a 15-week semester in Boston, Massachusetts. The students spend 30+ hours a week undertaking an internship with a leading social change organization within the nonprofit business or public sector. The placement sites are typically within social justice, health, education, environment, or other areas dedicated to the public good. 

In addition to the practicum placement, all students will take two courses: Social Problems and Social Innovation. Students will earn a total of four Wheaton credits: two for the practicum and one for each of the two courses. They’ll be housed in shared apartments in Allston, Massachusetts. Students pay Wheaton tuition and pay the College for Social Innovation $4000 for housing. There is no meal plan. Students will have full kitchens in their apartments for grocery shopping and preparing their own meals.

Students receiving federal, state and institutional financial aid are eligible to use their funding towards their total educational expenses on this program. Students can speak with a Wheaton SFS counselor to assist them in determining their budget for their semester away.


SIC 398 – Practicum in Social Innovation (2 credits)
SIC 298 – Social Problems (1 credit)
SIC 298 – Social Innovation (1 credit)

For more information on the Wheaton Semester in the City program, please contact Professor Srijana Shrestha.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.