Each year Earlham faculty have the ability to design exciting and engaging experiences in alignment with their expertise and student interest that allow small groups of faculty and students to travel to destinations around the world in pursuit of knowledge, practical experience, and adventure.

These opportunities are designed to give students real-world research and/or community-building experience that will prepare them for the next leg of their EPIC Journey.


Earlham students who are rising sophomores, rising juniors, rising seniors, and May graduates are eligible for one EPIC Advantage experience. That may be a summer faculty-led research or community project experience. EPIC Advantage Independent Student Experiences have different eligibility requirements.


Students must complete an application, which is available via Terra Dotta. The date that the application opens will be announced at the beginning of each fall semester. After the applications are reviewed, the faculty leader(s) will conduct interviews for the program. Students may apply for one program.

Available Programs

For a full list of available programs please visit the “search for programs” section of Terra Dotta and search for “EPIC Advantage”.

Program Policies

A full list of EPIC Advantage Faculty-Led Program policies can be found in Terra Dotta.

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