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Wesleyan University Graduate Liberal Studies

City Year is proud to partner with Wesleyan University's Graduate Liberal Studies program, which is known for its academic excellence, offering a free summer housing benefit.

Wesleyan University’s Graduate Liberal Studies program offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

Free summer housing

Free summer housing (a maximum value of $1,620) will be provided annually on a first-come, first-served basis for all eligible City Year applicants who enroll in a Graduate Liberal Studies summer term course for credit.

The summer housing benefit covers only the time period of the course(s) in which the student is enrolled, with the addition of one day preceding and following the course(s).

The housing benefit is awarded to City Year AmeriCorps members and alums who complete at least one term of service and City Year staff employed for at least two years.

In addition to the benefit described above, City Year applicants may apply for need-based scholarship aid if admitted to a degree program.

Additional benefits

Enrollment deferral: a one-year deferral for students admitted to the program who decide to serve additional time with City Year before starting with Wesleyan University.

Why City Year loves Wesleyan University’s Graduate Liberal Studies program

Graduate Liberal Studies at Wesleyan University is a part-time liberal arts graduate program designed for working adults. Classes meet in the evenings, on weekends and over the summer. Through Graduate Liberal Studies, Wesleyan awards the Master of Arts in liberal studies, Master of Philosophy in liberal arts or non-degree study options on a flexible schedule. This program offers the opportunity to study topics across the liberal arts in small classes with Wesleyan’s renowned faculty. On a beautiful campus overlooking the Connecticut River, you will hone and refine the critical thinking and creative talents necessary to make a positive impact on the world.

To apply

Apply for degree candidacy to begin in the fall, spring or summer term. Please click here to view admissions details.

To identify your City Year affiliation

Please contact the Graduate Liberal Studies office and state your City Year affiliation and dates of service and reference our partnership.

To apply for the scholarship

To be considered for the housing benefit described above, please submit a service verification letter by emailing with “Wesleyan GLS” in the subject line. Within your email, include your service site and AmeriCorps graduation month and year. This letter will be sent electronically by City Year to Wesleyan’s admissions office and added to your applicant file.

To contact the admissions office

Please call (860) 685-2900 or email with any questions.

Please note that all admissions and scholarship decisions are made by the educational institution. AmeriCorps members, alums and staff interested in these scholarships must complete the full application process for the institution. Please pay close attention to deadlines and consider beginning work on your applications early in the year.

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