Environmental Studies Summer Youth Institute 2018

Each summer, 50 students, 18 faculty and 14 staff
embark on a transformative adventure.


The Environmental Studies Summer Youth Institute (ESSYI) is a two-week, college-level interdisciplinary summer program for talented high-school students entering their junior and senior years. ESSYI introduces students to environmental issues and interdisciplinary techniques for addressing environmental problems. Students make new intellectual and emotional connections as they explore current environmental crises through scientific, social, economic, philosophical, ethical, and political perspectives.

Sunday July 15, through Saturday July 28, 2018



Find out more about the incredible ESSYI curriculum, which is taught by 15 faculty members at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. This program is based on a one credit (4 semester hour) course that serves as an introduction to environmental studies.

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