It's Up to You

A Time for Renewal and Exploration

Many Deerfield students use their summers as times of exploration and discovery for their future, others earn money for school or family, and still others serve communities across the world. All are important growth experiences that can help lead to opportunities down the line. How might you find summer opportunities? Who on campus can help? This tip guide is intended to help point you in the right direction. However, you should know that at Deerfield, it is the student that needs to do the legwork. While there are people here who can serve as a resource, the student must be the one to perform the necessary steps of researching and applying for opportunities. To help you start that process, please feel free to reach out to us as you start your journey.

  • Center for Service and Global Citizenship (CSGC) Faculty Led Travel: Our travel programs offer students an opportunity to develop the skills and attitudes essential to global citizenship. By challenging students to consider new perspectives and different cultures, these trips seek to integrate a Deerfield education with the shifting realities of the wider world. Led by experienced Deerfield faculty, these programs also allow students to deepen their relationships with the faculty leaders and their fellow travelers. Many of these trips take place over the summer months. Learn more on the CSGC page.
  • CSGC Grants: These grants invite Deerfield students to serve others by providing funds to advance positive change. Learn more on the CSGC page.
  • Summer Science Research: If you would like to explore a field of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, you might consider research in a lab setting. Read more on the Deerfield Canvas Page for Summer Science Research Programs (students must be logged in to Canvas to view this page).
  • Summer Classes and Programs: Taking a class over the summer or taking part in a summer program can be a valuable experience. There are many options available. For more information, contact Mrs. Thiel or the College Advising Office.
  • Not sure where to start or just need help finding a direction, you can contact your advisor or visit Mrs. Schaffer.