Semester in the City


Our team at UNH is working closely with our partner, the College for Social Innovation, who delivers the Semester in the City program in Boston. To streamline information and avoid confusion, all updates affecting UNH students, and students participating in SITC through our University of Record partners, will be shared by the College for Social Innovation directly with students, families and partners, and updates will be posted regularly on their website.



The University of New Hampshire and the College for Social Innovation (a Boston non-profit) have partnered to bring undergraduates the opportunity to spend a semester in Boston in a rigorous 30+ hour per week internship with a leading social change organization (nonprofit, business, or public sector) – in community development, social justice, health, education, environment, and other areas dedicated to the public good. This 16-credit Semester in the City program includes an intensive evening course that examines the theory and practice of various social change approaches, and a series of Friday seminars and reflective workshops – thereby equipping a new generation of leaders who understand both direct and systemic approaches to social, economic and environmental change. 

Make an appointment with a student Changemaker Coach 
who has completed Semester in the City!


Apply Now

Applicants must complete the UNH Study Away Eligibility Form and you're encouraged to schedule a chat with Faina

Fall & Spring Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.  Spring Deadlines: Priority: September 30  Final: October 31
Fall Deadlines: Priority: March 1  Final: April 1 (EXTENDED TO APRIL 15 DUE TO COVID-19 CRISIS)

Apply any time for a future semester!

Have a friend who isn't Enrolled at UNH?

Semester in the City is now accessible to ALL STUDENTS working towards a four year degree!

In January 2018, the UNH formally became the University of Record for Semester in the City. Meaning students at colleges/universities that have not yet directly partnered with the program can now partake in Semester in the City, earning 16 credits through UNH, to transfer back to their home college/university.

Learn more about Semester in the City in UNH Today


Hear from a few Social Innovation Fellows about their internships through Semester in the City.

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Leah Kupperman


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Becca Barton


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Jill Howard


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Adam Stevens

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Anh Thomas Vu


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Jonathan Davis
  Sean Fogarty  
James Smugereski 

UNH Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise Semester in the City