FAQs

FAQs

How do I register?

Each program’s application is a little bit different; you can find details on our How to Register page. Our short online application is required for all students. Supplementary materials are required for various programs and program-specific requirements can be found

Who do I contact?

Our core team are available to answer any questions you may have about Summer at Sem.

Do you provide student travel accommodations?

Yes! We offer ground transportation to and from a number of local airports. All enrolled students will receive a travel form to complete and students can request transportation is needed.

Do you require particular visas for international students?

Students who attend Summer at Sem are able to join us on a B1/B2 Visitor visa. Summer at Sem/Wyoming Seminary is only required to provide I-20s to students who will be matriculating to Wyoming Seminary for the fall term.

What is Residential Life like at Summer at Sem?

Students who live on campus enjoy making friends with peers from around the world. Our College Prep, Creative Arts, and English Language Institute programs all share the same dormitories, creating an opportunity to share cultures, make new friends, and build a community of individuals who are interested in creating a strong residential community.

Where do students live?

Students live in one of three dormitories on campus: Carpenter, Darte, or Swetland Hall. For more information, view our Residential Life section!

How many students in a room? Can I choose my roommate?

Most students share a double-occupancy room with one other roommate, however, we also have larger rooms that accommodate three students to a room. Students are roomed with members of the same program, and roommates are determined based on the best educational interest of our students. Roommate assignments will be reviewed by our Residential Life team upon request.

What happens on Weekends?

Weekends are busy at Summer at Sem! Our Creative Arts students enjoy performances with our visiting conductors and guest artists. The English Language Institute and College Prep Institute students enjoy trips on Saturdays to places like New York City, Philadelphia, and Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey! Sundays are full of activities in and around northeast Pennsylvania, whether it be kayaking at Ricketts Glen state park, attending a Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders baseball game, or playing water games on Back Campus!

What is there to do in NEPA?

Discover what northeast Pennsylvania (NEPA) has to offer by clicking here!

How do I buy tickets to events?

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here or at the door. For questions, please contact the Summer Programs Office.

What countries are represented at Summer at Sem?

Recent countries represented at Summer at Sem include: Argentina, Austria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, Liberia, Nepal, Palestine, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, and Vietnam.