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Urban Semester Program - Spring 2016

Live, Work, Study & Explore Cleveland! 

The Urban Semester Program is a collaboration between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs. Urban Semester participants LIVE together at the Archwood House, a BW-owned facility in Cleveland's Brooklyn Centre neighborhood.  STUDY Take classes together at the Archwood House.  WORK Gain real-world experience through a non-profit internship at a local non-profit organization.  EXPLORE Spend your semester exploring Cleveland through arts, culture, food, and service experiences! 

Applications for Urban Semester Program (Spring 2016) will be available beginning in August 2015 


  • CONNECT with BW students, local professionals and community leaders.
  • COMPLETE the Urban Studies Minor and EXP graduation requirement in 1 semester.  
  • DISCOVER your professional and personal passion.
  • DEVELOP professional skills through a non-profit internship.
  • SERVE with fellow participants through service-learning courses and other group service opportunities! 
  • EXPLORE Cleveland's vibrant arts and cultural communities, food scene and diverse neighborhoods.  


•UST 199D –Community Engagement

•UST 263 – Urban Studies Practicum

•HPE 373 – Urban Health & Disparities

•SOC 303 – Urban Community Life

•PSY 345D – Multicultural Psychology

Participants also have an internship at a non-profit organization! Students earn 18 credit hours and complete the Urban Studies Minor in just 1 semester! 


Participants live together in the Archwood House, sharing residence hall style bedrooms, living room and dining room facilities.  Responsibility for cooking and cleaning is shared by household members.  A Graduate Assistant lives on site and is responsible for guiding the group in setting community standards and enforcing BW's policies.  The Archwood House is a substance-free environment.

For additional information contact:

Academic Director: Dr. Deb Esty, Psychology —, ext. 2049
Administrative Director: Christy Burke Walkuski, Director of Community Outreach - ext. 2301 


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