The GSF Program represents a unique opportunity for transformative professional and personal growth, with a dynamic curriculum focused on sustainability, systems thinking, and community development. As such, fellows are required to stay for the entirety of the three-week program. Fellows are expected to participate in a remote orientation program, which includes readings, short assignments, and Skype meetings, representing a commitment of 1-2 hours per week for six weeks, beginning approximately two months before the start of the program. Following the summer session, fellows are expected to complete a “concept note” for an independent project that demonstrates the application of the tools acquired during the summer. Fellows are supported in this effort through mentorship by GSF faculty.
Fellows’ room, board, and program fees are covered entirely by the GSF. Fellows are only responsible for transportation to and from the program location, and pocket money for snacks or souvenirs during field trips or nights out. A limited number of need-based travel stipends may be available.