The dormitories of Wyoming Seminary in the summer bring together students of the Performing Arts Institute, the College Prep Institute, and the English as a Second Language Institute. On weekends and during free time, the gymnasiums, fields, tennis courts and swimming pool are available for informal recreation. The Performing Arts Institute involves its participants in a busy weekend rehearsal and performance schedule. Academic and ESL students combine Saturday and Sunday excursions with PAI concert attendance. Dorm neighbors and roommates enjoy attending one another’s performances.
A Word about our International Community
Wyoming Seminary is one of America’s oldest coeducational college preparatory schools. For more than one hundred years, Sem’s school-year academic program has nurtured international students. And since 1991, Summer at Sem has been world renowned for its unique English as a Second Language Program, teaching language and American culture. Summer at Sem’s tradition of internationalization makes PAI especially appealing to musicians and dancers from around the world. In 2010 PAI students and faculty came from Great Britain, Czech Republic, Germany, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, China, Canada, Hong Kong, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Viet Nam, Jordan and Japan. All took advantage of longstanding resources and thrived in Sem’s friendly and diverse community.
Accommodations and Supervision
More than 150 students from around the world reside in Summer at Sem dormitories. Swetland, Fleck and Darte Halls accommodate girls; boys are housed in Carpenter Hall.
Each dormitory provides spacious lounges for relaxation and television viewing. Computer access is offered throughout the campus, and several locations offer wireless Internet access.
Overseeing boarding student housing and activities are the director and assistant director of residential life. Several members of the teaching faculty live in dormitory apartments and help to reinforce the leadership provided by the more than 25 resident assistants (RAs), university students majoring in music, theater or dance. RAs are selected for their qualities of leadership: engaging personalities, extraordinary artistic talents and organizational and managerial skills. They are selected to provide responsible counsel and good influence to those in their care and above all else are committed to helping every student achieve a satisfying artistic and social experience at PAI.
Teachers and students eat all meals in the school’s dining facility. ESL and academic secondary students eat the evening meal family style beginning at 5:45 p.m. All other meals and the 6:15 evening meal for PAI students are served cafeteria style.
To have access to spending money, students are encouraged to bring a bank card with them. Wyoming Seminary has an Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) on campus for the convenience of students, faculty and staff. For those students who wish to open a bank account, PNC, Citizens and Fidelity banks are located close to campus. If other arrangements are reqired please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wyoming Seminary provides shuttle service from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport (AVP) to the campus at no charge. Parents must make the ground transportation arrangements for students who wish to be met at Newark International (two hours) or New York City’s JFK airport (three hours). Details for making those arrangements will be provided to students and their families following enrollment. One-way prices range from $150 to $450 U.S. dollars.
Medical care is readily available. A physician and a registered nurse are on call 24 hours a day. The nurse holds regular office hours daily. General Hospital is located less than eight minutes from the Wyoming Seminary campus.
Miscellaneous expenses incurred by PAI boarding students:
Bed linens $100.00 (Students may bring their own linens from home or purchase school linens. This fee will be automatically added for international students.)
Medical Insurance $250.00 (all international students are required to purchase the medical insurance)
Dorm Room Key Deposit $100.00 (refundable to student if key is returned at end of session)