The advances constitute a central learning experience in the program. Students participate in the research courses while on campus, connect with cohort members and advisors in person, and spend time with Leonard Sweet.
Students attend a total of three advances with Len:
- Orientation Advance: Washington, D.C.
- Second Advance: Wescott House, Cambridge, United Kingdom
- Final Advance: Outlook Inn & the North Shore Cottages, Orcas Island, Washington
Unless otherwise noted, food, lodging and valet parking are provided for each of the host locations with incidentals excepted. Wireless Internet connectivity will be available. Students, however, are responsible for all air travel and local transport (car rental, taxi, etc) for each of the advances.
Advances are typical 5-6 days, 4-5 nights in length.