IMAGINE. EXPLORE. PREPARE.
Interim Studies provides students opportunities to be critical and flexible thinkers, to problem solve independently in the context of active and authentic learning environments, and tackle real world situations by pushing their boundaries beyond a traditional classroom. Students get to choose how they will spend a two-week period at the end of the winter trimester. They select from a variety of faculty-led options that include off-campus travel within the United States and on-campus programs with some unexpected creative concentrations. Students can also pursue their passions in traditional internships or independent projects.
Programs range in size from small groups to individual projects depending on the student's interest. During Interim Studies, students learn real skills, push the confines of conventional learning, and find themselves doing things they never thought possible!
Interim Studies offerings include a range of no cost, low cost, and some higher-cost options. Brewster works with third-party vendors to keep the added costs as low as possible, and the school makes financial aid available for students who complete the application process and meet the criteria for need.
CHOOSE YOUR PATH, YOUR WAY
Learn New Skills
Ramp up your ukulele prowess and get comfortable playing in front of an audience…learn American Sign Language and open the door to communicating with the hearing impaired and Deaf community or jump in the water and take a lifeguarding course from the American Red Cross.
Discover Through Travel
Spend time with American Civil Rights pioneer Congressman John Lewis and his living history reflections on the pivotal 1965 march in Selma…explore the unique ecosystem of the mangroves in the Florida Keys…or crack open your creativity in photography, fiber arts, and animation.
Select a hands-on internship in a field you’ve always been curious about…be a part of an innovative robotics team that competes with next-level tech…shadow an executive you admire and gain some insight that will definitely help you pick a major in college!
Explore the Real World
Create your own functional business plan to design, produce, and market your own jewelry line…map the ocean with marine scientists tracking the tides…step into the world of a ski resort manager and learn about mountain safety, grooming trails, and planning events.