FAQs for Students

Do all 360°s include a travel component?

    All 360°s include some kind of non-traditional classroom experience, which can take many forms, including international travel, domestic travel, PRAXIS placement, intensive lab experience, project work, and shadowing experts in the field.

Are upperclasswomen the only ones who get selected for 360°s?

    Applications are open to all students during preregistration for the upcoming semester.  Selection criteria are set by faculty running the 360°, and vary depending on the demands of the cluster.  For more information, see Application Procedures.

Am I guarenteed a spot if I apply to a 360°?

    No. Faculty set criteria to evaluate applications based on the requirements of the 360°.  The application process runs through the first week of preregistration, so that students not selected to participate can put together a full schedule before the end of preregistration (see Application Procedures for more details).

Would I have trouble completing my major or graduation requirements if I take a 360°?

    Often, 360° courses will fulfill one or more College requirements, and many count towards major requirements in their respective departments.  360°s should always be taken in consultation with your dean and/or major advisor.

Do I have to be good at all three (or two) subjects to take X 360°?

    Some courses in 360° clusters do have prerequisites, but 360°s are designed to bring a variety of specialties together to explore a central theme from many perspectives.  These clusters are a great way to explore new topics, subjects, and skills.

Are they expensive?

    The 360° Program covers the cost of transportation and lodging during program trips, as well as fees associated with program elements (museum admission, etc.).  Students are responsible for the cost of most meals, passport fees, and visa application fees.

What resources are available to students with disabilities who are interested in the 360° program?

    Bryn Mawr welcomes students with disabilities to all aspects of college life.  If you are a student with a diagnosed learning, physical, or psychological disability who may need to request academic or facilities accommodations to participate in program activities, early planning is essential.  Some programs include a significant amount of physical activity.  For locations abroad in particular, attitudes towards disabilities, the terrain, housing options, and the availability of accommodations vary.  Please contact Stephanie Bell, Coordinator of Access Services (610-526-7351 or sbell@brynmawr.edu), right away to discuss your needs and start gathering information.  Early planning and flexibility can help to ensure a positive experience.