Planning Summer Logistics
Resources to consider as you plan your summer
Congratulations! You have been awarded a summer opportunity. How do you proceed from here? As you get ready for your summer project, keep in mind some important details listed below.
Summer Housing - Where do you plan on living this summer?
- On Campus Visit the Summer Housing page to learn about housing options, deadlines, costs, and policies. There are a limited number of spaces available on campus for summer housing.
- Off campus UPenn and Drexel University offer summer housing options for Swarthmore students who are currently matriculated and participating in summer opportunities. This is a good option if you’re working in the city.
Budgeting - How will you utilize your funds?
- Every student who receives a summer stipend is expected to fill out a budget detailing how they will use the stipend. This is an opportunity for you to learn about how to manage and plan for expenses.
- See the Beyond the Classroom (BTC) committee's guide on budgeting to learn more. Connect with your program administrator if you need further assistance.
Receiving Your Stipend - How will the College disburse funds to you?
- For most efficient disbursement, students receiving summer stipends should set up direct deposit with Student Payroll (Student Employment Office).
Work Authorization - Are you authorized to work in the US?
- International Students: F1/J1 visa holders must apply for work authorization. Please meet with a member of the International Student Center to discuss your opportunity and apply.
- Undocumented Students: Many of summer stipends are NEBO-eligible. NEBO (non-employment based opportunity) are funded by the College that primarily benefits the student. NEBOs are student-led and do not return a benefit to the College. To see if you qualify for a NEBO-eligible opportunity, please refer to Swarthmore's Policy on Experiential Learning Opportunities or the International Student Center