August EPIC Terms
August EPIC Terms are exciting, pre-semester programs ranging in topic and location, ensuring you find a program you will love.
Programs in 2018 are:
August Wilderness gives incoming first-year students the opportunity to begin their Earlham education with a backcountry wilderness adventure that promotes introspection and personal development during this highly transitional point in their lives. The Mountain program takes students to the Uinta Mountains in Utah and involves backpacking in elevations ranging from 8,000 - 13,000 feet. This trip is led by student and faculty instructors who aim to facilitate an experience that encourages growth, self-discovery, and learning. Participants can earn three academic credits. The course fee is $1,900 (deposit of $250 reserves your place, and financial aid is available to those who qualify and apply by June 1, 2018). Applications will be accepted from March 1, 2018 until June 1, 2018.
PLACE (Perspectives on Living and Community Engagement) invites incoming first-year students to explore Richmond, Indiana, and the surrounding region to better understand the local community and envision their place within it. This experience is led by faculty and student instructors who understand and appreciate the relationship between Earlham College and the local community. This program carries no academic credit. The program fee is $225. Applications will be accepted from March 1, 2018 until June 1, 2018.
Bridging The Gap: Medical Interpreter Training is open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are proficient in two or more languages. This course is a 40-hour professional development program that trains bilingual individuals to facilitate a medical encounter in the healthcare environment. Successful completion of this program leads to certification in medical interpretation. Applications will be accepted from February 27, 2018 until April 22, 2018.
Email Peter Blair at email@example.com
Elevated Leadership is an intensive off-campus leadership development opportunity for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The program spans a total of 18 days, with students spending time both on- and off-campus. Students will participate in a 9-day alpine backpacking expedition in the Uinta Mountains of Utah. Afterwards, students will spend 9 days on Earlham's campus putting their newfound leadership skills to practice. Elevated Leadership promotes self-awareness, community building, communication skills, judgment and decision-making, vision and goal setting, and resilience. This program is not a wilderness training course; having strong technical outdoor skills is neither a prerequisite nor an essential outcome. Instead, students will focus on and learn essential leadership skills that can be utilized in both on-campus student positions and off-campus opportunities. Applications will be accepted from February 27, 2018 until March 31, 2018.
Email Andy Clifford at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Earlham/Fullbridge 6-day Business Boot Camp is an intensive program that exposes rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors of any major to core workplace competencies as well as key concepts and behaviors for success in the modern workplace. Participants will focus on professional development, business analysis, effective communications, finance and quantitative skills, business decision making, and design thinking and project management. Applications will be accepted until March 9, 2018.
Email Gene Hambrick at email@example.com
Peace Corps Prep: International Civic Engagement provides rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors already enrolled in the Peace Corps Prep Program with a core course in intercultural competence. By preparing a feasibility study for a development project in our own community, Peace Corps Prep students will build capacity to shift perspective and behavior around relevant cultural differences, as well as reflect upon ourselves in relation to others. This program will take place both on Earlham’s campus and in and around the community of Richmond, Indiana. Applications will be accepted from February 27, 2018 until April 22, 2018.
Email Jennifer Seely at firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Justice PLACE Week plunges rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors into social justice issues in Richmond, Indiana and the surrounding area. Each day, participants will visit organizations and interact with local officials and people working in not-for-profits to explore how challenges of racial equity, access to adequate food and housing, citizenship status, protection of civil rights, and more play out in the area that is home to Earlham College. Participants will also read and discuss relevant articles about social justice and area history and explore a relevant social justice topic of their choosing to share with the group. Not least, there will be times for socializing and for play. Applications will be accepted from February 27, 2018 until April 22, 2018.
Email Aletha Stahl at email@example.com