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Due Dates

  • Application to spring break PA faculty-led programs: December 5
  • Application to summer PA faculty-led programs: January 9
  • Expression of interest for affiliate programs: January 23


    • Submit your LITW application or affiliate expression of interest via the LITW online portal.
    • Participation: Students may participate in as many Learning in the World programs as they wish as long as they are enrolled at Phillips Academy. Seniors expecting to graduate in June will not be allowed to apply to or participate in programs that take place after Commencement. Please note the specific submission deadlines for each type of program, as listed above. Virtual engagements that take place throughout the school year will be filled through sign-ups at the beginning of each trimester—no application necessary.
    • Financial Aid: We are committed to offering need-based financial aid. Assistance is available—on a per-program basis—and is determined based on the individual program tuition and the level of grant support awarded to students during the Financial Aid application process. Cumulative financial assistance for participation in LITW programs is set at $9,000 per student, throughout their Andover career. As always, students on financial aid interested in participating in a particular Learning in the World program should reach out to the financial aid office if they have questions about what percentage of their program is covered.
    • Off-Campus Performing Arts (Music and Theatre and Dance programs): These programs, known as "Performing in the World" programs, are considered separate from LITW programs. PITW programs do not count towards students’ LITW financial aid awards. Students are chosen by the Music and Theatre & Dance Departments to take part in Performing in the World programs based on auditions or other performance criteria set forth by the department. Financial Assistance for these programs is available and provided in a manner similar to the method described above. Music and Theatre & Dance Departments alternate years between their departments’ programs.
    • Selection: As always, final candidates will be selected by program leaders in consultation with the Dean of Studies, Dean of Students, the Sykes Wellness Center team, and the Financial Aid Office.
    • After the Deadline: Students who apply to a Learning in the World program after the application deadline will be placed on the associated waitlist.

    If you have specific questions regarding the selection requirements for any given program, please be in touch with the associated program leader and/or Director of Learning in the World Mark Cutler.