Student Host and Work Study Applications are Now Open

A Student Host making announcements in the Dining Hall

Our Student Host and Work Study programs offer unique opportunities for people to learn, volunteer, and participate in the Folk School community for an extended period.

Volunteering in exchange for weeklong classes, housing, and meals at the Folk School, Student Hosts and Work Studies are a vital part of campus culture. Many develop relationships with students, staff, instructors, and community members while here, immersing themselves in the Folk School community through Brasstown carving, concerts, dances, and other public programs.

Applications for 2023 Work Study sessions and 2023 Student Hosts will be open from August 8 through September 18, 2022. All applicants will be contacted in October 2022 regarding session decisions. Please use the contact form at the bottom of this page to reach our Special Programs Manager with any questions you may have.

Learn more about the Work Study and Student Host programs and find application information below!

About our Student Host Program

Student Hosts hold a unique and important role at the Folk School and are involved in the overall life of the school for several months. Serving as ambassadors, Hosts help students and instructors have a rewarding, creative, and comfortable experience, guiding them as they adjust to the living, dining, and studio experience unique to the Folk School. Hosts receive housing and meals during their stay and can take classes every week with tuition covered.

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About Our Work Study Program

The Work Study program offers a unique opportunity for people to learn, volunteer, and participate in the Folk School community for an extended period. During the Work Study program, students receive housing and meals during their stay and take a range of classes with tuition covered. They primarily contribute through work in the garden, grounds, and/or the dining hall. Program sessions include 6-12 people at a time and last from 6-8 weeks.

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Hear from previous Student Host and Work Study Students


Meet the Work Study: Session 1, 2022

The Folk School's Work Study...


Welcome Jason Ebinger

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new Gardener, Jason Ebinger! Jason has an extensive history managing farm and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Folk School. We look forward to seeing how the garden flourishes this year. Read more to learn about Jason and his goals in this position.


Please contact our Special Projects Manager for more information.

The John C. Campbell Folk School

Special Programs Manager

Ellen O’Brien

1.800.FOLK.SCH (365-5724)

Mailing Address
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902

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