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Workstudy and Host Program Information and Applications
Work/Study

Watering the Folk School's garden
Work-Study Students live as a group at the Folk School for nine weeks. During this time they work six of the weeks and take Folk School classes for three of the weeks. The work is mostly outdoors on the gardens and grounds, but there are other duties as well which may include weekends. Work-Study Students must be in good physical condition and be able to do sometimes strenuous labor in all kinds of weather conditions.


2016 Work-Study Sessions
Session 1 - Jan 10 - Mar 12 ***FULL***
Session 2 - Mar 13 - May 14 ***FULL***
Session 3 - May 15 - July 16 ***FULL***
Session 4 - July 17 - Sept 17
Session 5 - Sept 18 - Nov 19

The 2016 application may be downloaded here.

Course information may be found on this website or you may request a print catalog, also on the Folk School’s website or by calling 1-800-FOLKSCH.

For more information on the Work-Study Program, please email john@folkschool.org.

The number of work-study positions is limited. Please note that applicants not accepted into a session may be invited to reapply for a subsequent session. Applicants are generally selected and notified about four months before each session starts. Application fee is good for one year.
Student Host

A former host practices woodturning at the Folk School
Student Hosts live at the School for a four month period, and are responsible for making sure that students have a good experience. In exchange, Student Hosts may take one class each week.

Click here for the Student Host Job Description.

Available Dates:
Please note: All 2016 Student Host positions have been filled.

Student Host Application

April 16, 2017 - August 5, 2017
June 11, 2017 - September 30, 2017
August 6, 2017 - November 25, 2017
October 1, 2017 - January 20, 2018

We still welcome Host Applications due to possible cancellations. Please call 800-FOLK-SCH for availability.
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One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902


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