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Semester in the City


All Becker College Study Away Eligibility requirements apply.

  • Be a full-time Bachelor’s degree candidate in good academic, judicial, and financial standing.
  • Be at least sophomore standing (24 credits) with a declared major, at the time of the program.
  • Maintain a 2.5 minimum cumulative grade point average at the time of application AND at the time the program begins.
  • All participants must demonstrate self-motivation, maturity, and self-advocacy.


There are NO additional tuition costs! Students pay regular tuition, fees, and College for Social Innovation housing*. Financial aid applies, so this program usually costs the same – or less – than a regular semester at Becker College!

*Commuter students, speak with your advisor about the related housing cost.

Some scholarships for housing are available through CfSI: (opens in new window).


Accepted students enroll in SOCI-3400 and SOCI-4900 for a total of 15 credits.

  • SOCI-3400 Social Innovator’s Toolbox – 3 credits (fulfills the Humanities OR Global and Diversity elective requirement)
  • SOCI-4900 Internship – College for Social Innovation – 12 credits (fulfills a combination of internship and open electives and/or major courses depending upon your academic program). See your Advisor to create a plan.

It is possible for these credits to count toward elective requirements, open electives and some major courses. Once again, check with your Advisor in the Center for Career Education & Advising (CCEA) to see how the credits will fit your academic situation and your major.


Contact your Advisor directly via email or schedule an appointment through Starfish.
You can also email or call 774.354.0448.


Step 1: Eligibility Check. Students must undergo an eligibility process at Becker College before any study away or abroad program. Begin the process with your advisor.

Step 2: Application. Fill out the online application. (opens in new window)

The application pieces will include:

  • CfSI Application
  • Resume and 2 references
  • Unofficial transcript (degree audit)
  • Completion of a skills assessment

Step 3: Interview. Top candidates will be invited to interview.

Step 4: Selection. Students will be notified if they are selected into the program.

Step 5: Confirmation. Students must confirm their acceptance to the program and submit a non-refundable deposit of $100 directly to CfSI.*

Step 6: Once students are confirmed by CfSI and commit to the program, they will work with their advisor to register for SOCI-3400 and SOCI-4900.

*CfSI housing is $4,000. The $100 deposit you pay to CfSI directly for your deposit will be used toward housing costs. You will then pay $3,900 to Becker College and Becker will pay CfSI.

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