Updated 3/5/24


Timeline for Exploration and Launch Summer 2024

These Scholars and Coaches are confirmed for Summer 2024!

  •  August/September:  Reflecting
    • Close out Summer 2023 and cultivate learnings from reflection and conversation.
    • Consider the questions again, Who am I? What's important to me? How do I want to learn and grow?
    • Learn about other Scholars' summers for inspiration and information (see below)
    • Talk to Alumni! This list includes Alumni who are interested in talking about Summers, being a Summer Coach, or what you might need.  Look these Alumni up on Robertson Connect to learn more about them.
    • Come to a Q & A September 18-22. Check Vicki's email invitation from 9/15/23 for specifics.
    • Invite a Summer Coach to join you. This person will work with you throughout your planning.
  • October:  Reflecting, ideating
    • Enroll in the Summer 2024 process by October 1.
    • Sophomore retreat, October 7-8. Junior huddles, throughout fall
    • Summer Workshop (three offerings--check 10/5 Bulletin for more info): 10/27 9-10:30 UNC office; 10/28 1:30-3:00 005 Bryan Center; 10/30 9-10:00 zoom.  Sign up here.
  • November:  Ideating, generating
  • December: Generating, drafting
  • January:  Drafting, revising
  • February: Revising, submitting
    • Revise according to feedback.
    • Request April 1 deadline if relevant (see January 29 email)
    • Prepare final proposal and budget for submission.
  • March:
  • April: Preparing
    • Submit complete packet of materials by April1, if relevant.
    • Attend Robertson Send-Off April 21, 2024.
    • Final preparation of materials: register international trips, risk forms, etc.
    • Complete Final Information form.
  • May:  Preparing
    • Final preparation of materials.
    • Summer payment for April 1 deadline will be available end of May.
  • August:
    • Complete reflection as requested.

Important documents

Where can you go for ideas and inspiration?

Info for International Travel


Resources and Opportunities for 2024--posted as they are shared with staff

Resources and Opportunities for 2023--there might be ideas here for 2024


Additional Resources

Transferable Skills Worksheet     This will help you organize and articulate the skills you have and those who you want to gain through Summers.

Third-party providers (examples--there are a lot! These organizations provide opportunities for interactions that are hard to create as an individual, particularly in international medical, educational, or other settings. Some offer valuable opportunities to learn about new places.