Student Life

Being an Intentional Community

Both on campus and out in the world, through their academics and recreational activities, Maine Coast Semester students learn to function as part of something bigger than themselves, contributing their efforts toward a shared goal. Living in a small cabin with other students, planning Saturday night’s entertainment, working together to chop wood and grow and gather food – these experiences create strong bonds of respect and caring.


Maine’s Spectacular Coast Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki is on Chewonki Neck, a 400-acre peninsula located on the shoreline of midcoast Maine. The land supports a diverse array of ecosystems including fields, forest, …

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Cabin Life

Cabin Life Ask a Chewonki student about a highlight from his or her time here and you’ll often hear stories about impromptu cabin dance parties or time spent gathered around …

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Work Program

Work Program Our Work Program, daily chores, and dish crews are a cornerstone of the Maine Coast Semester educational experience – the part of our program where students do authentic …

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Weekends The rhythm of Maine Coast Semester changes on weekends. Active learning takes place in new ways – exploring our landscape, exercising, developing new skills, cooking meals together, taking part …

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A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life What’s a typical day like at Maine Coast Semester? Each day we embrace academics, work, community, and the natural world in a way that makes …

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