CFSI partners with colleges that share the belief that combining well-supported experiential learning opportunities with traditional classroom learning enhances student learning overall and better prepares students for work and life beyond college. As such, we work with college partners to develop an integrated partnership – one where the goals of the college and the goals of CFSI are aligned and supported for success. We aim to develop and maintain an effective, trusting, strategic partnership with our college partners.
CFSI works closely with college partners to minimize barriers and maximize access for all students to participate in the program. While participating in the program, students remain enrolled as full-time students at their home institutions and will receive a full semester of credit upon successful completion of the program. Depending on their college's partnership model, this credit will come directly from their home institution or as transfer credit from our University of Record, the University of New Hampshire. In most cases, participating students will pay the same or less in tuition, fees, and housing as a traditional semester on campus. Learn more about costs here. Interested in becoming a College Partner? Reach out to Eric Schwarz, CEO, here.
UNIVERSITY OF RECORD
In January 2018, the University of New Hampshire (UNH) formally launched Semester in the City as a 16-credit study away option with UNH serving as University of Record. This means students at colleges/universities that have not directly partnered with CFSI can now partake in Semester in the City, earning credits through UNH, to transfer back to their home college/university. Have questions? Email our partners at UNH here or visit their Semester in the City website.
Our other founding partner for our pilot year in 2016-2017 was Clark University. We look forward to continuing to build a strong relationship with Clark in order to allow students to participate in our program and have hands-on learning experience. Have questions? Visit the Study Abroad/Away Office or email StudyAbroad@clarku.edu.
We are so excited to have students from Colby College join our Fall 2019 cohort. We look forward to building a long lasting partnership with staff, faculty and students.
We are so excited to partner with Lasell University. We had our first students from Lasell in our Fall 2018 cohort and we are looking forward to building a long lasting partnership with staff, faculty, and students there.
Southern New Hampshire University
We are so excited to have students from Southern New Hampshire University join our Fall 2019 cohort. Our partnership began in 2018. We look forward to building a long lasting partnership with staff, faculty and students.
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Our partnership with UMass Amherst began in late 2018. We are so excited to have students join us for our Fall 2019 cohort. We look forward to building long lasting partnerships with staff, faculty, and students. Have questions? Visit their Semester in the City website or email Candice Serafino.
University of Vermont
The University of Vermont joined us as partners in the Fall of 2018. Our first cohort of students joined us in the Spring of 2019. We are excited to build a long lasting relationships with faculty and students. Have questions? Email Sophia Trigg or visit their Semester in the City website.
Become a Partner
If you represent either a school interested in more information on how to partner with College for Social Innovation, please contact our co-founder and CEO Eric Schwarz by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org