The schedule is an intense one, with classes running all day most days of the program. You can expect a two-day-long recess mid-way through the program, with at least one unstructured day off or independent work day each week. During the program recess days, students are free to do what they like, including leaving the area, doing laundry, hiking, shopping or sleeping.
There is some down time during class days, when students are free from meal preparation or chores; however, because the program a short, intensive experience so that is why days are packed full of activity.
A typical day starts at 7-7:30 a.m. with breakfast. From 8:30-10:00 a.m. students might be involved in a group discussion or lecture. At 10:00 a.m. you often leave for the field. Field studies usually last until 4 p.m., with lunch eaten in the field. From 5-7:00 p.m. students have free time to relax, go for a run, or–if they are on dinner detail–to put a good meal together for the group. Evenings are usually reserved for homework. Students often gather in the evening to study together or play music.