Sophomore Externship Program



The Homestay is an evening walk. It’s a morning commute. It’s a weekend tour. It’s a dinner table conversation. The Homestay is where sponsors and externs talk about the workday they just shared. They talk about life at Warren Wilson. They discuss family, neighborhoods, and communities of all kinds. They talk about politics, social change, films, food, and more. And some even talk about work as part of a bigger life.

Just as work is a slice of the Sophomore Externship Program that begs for the curiosity and questions of externs, the Homestay might give rise to even more questions. The work site may be what you list on your next resume, but you may find that it is the Homestay through which you learn the most. In Sophomore Externship Program experiences, you will be living with a Warren Wilson alum. The Homestay provides the student and the alum with a time to connect outside of the normal work environment. You can take advantage of this one-on-one time by asking your Sophomore Externship Program sponsor questions about career-related issues or perhaps about how they balance their professional and personal lives. The Homestay is often where the “real connection” happens between you and the sponsor and is an integral part of the Sophomore Externship Program.