One Wellesley Summer

Students sit on lawn in Hazzard Quad

Last summer, 39 high-school girls from the United States and overseas spent a month getting a taste of college through the One Wellesley Summer pre-college residential program, now in its fourth year. Living in Stone-Davis, the students took a required writing course and an elective in subjects ranging from classical mythology to gender studies, taught by Wellesley faculty. Another 38 young women came for a week in July to delve into a single course—a new program in 2017.

Also in its inaugural summer was the Contemporary Women’s Leadership Program, which brought women college students from China, India, and the U.S. Participants spent five weeks taking part in the discussion-based seminars and experiential learning that Wellesley is known for, discovering different types of leadership styles as they began to craft their own.

The programs are part of Wellesley’s Strategic Growth Initiatives, which are aimed at extending the College’s reach, making fuller use of the campus, and generating new revenues.

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