Frequently Asked Questions

What is the time commitment for an Eisenhower Institute program?

These programs are non-credit, co-curricular opportunities that are designed to complement academic coursework. The time commitment is not the same as a class, but is also not negligible. All participants are expected to fully engage with the material to get as much out of the program as possible. 

Specific workload and expectations vary by program. Please review the program schedules before applying.

Who is eligible to participate?

Eisenhower Institute programs are open to Gettysburg College students from all majors and class years. Applicants must be currently enrolled at the College.

During the 2020-21 year, all programs will be available to students on campus or remotely. Most components will take place virtually and accommodations will be made for remote learners at in-person sessions.

Students who are taking a leave of absence are not eligible to participate. 

I’m taking a leave of absence ("gap semester"). Is there anything I can do to stay involved with EI?

Yes! We will continue to host public and college-wide events online. Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest updates. 

How much do the programs cost?

There is no fee to participate in these programs.

Can I apply for multiple programs? 

You may apply for as many programs as you wish, but you can only participate in one at a time.

Can I participate in different programs in the fall and spring semesters? 

Yes! As long as you are only participating in one program each semester. 

Will these programs continue if we have to leave campus?

EI programs will be held remote this year (unless otherwise noted) regardless of whether campus is open. However, if an individual student is required to leave campus for violating college policies, they may also be removed from their program.

Will participants have the opportunity to travel this year or in the future?

Due to travel restrictions and social distancing requirements, EI programs will not feature domestic or international trips during the 2020-21 academic year. Our program leaders are designing alternative program components (projects, guest speaker experiences, etc.) to meet many of the same learning goals. We cannot guarantee future travel opportunities for this year's cohorts at this time.

Please contact ei@gettysburg.edu with any questions. 

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