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Summer 2022 H.E.ART Program

The H.E.ART Program, a weeklong summer program designed for humanities students who have recently transferred or will soon transfer from Miami Dade College (MDC) to Florida International University (FIU).

Study what you love, gain the skills you need to succeed 

Ever wonder if you can study what you love AND gain the skills you need for a successful career?  

The Humanities Edge is here to say “YES.” 

Our aim is to show that the study of the humanities can provide the key to an interesting and rewarding life and career. 

Why study humanities? 

The humanities explore the ways that individuals and societies document the human experience. These academic disciplines also inform many fields beyond theoretical study. With a humanities program geared towards developing professional skills, you can leverage your degree in nearly any career, from small business owner to CEO. Want to major in humanities? Learn why you should join The Humanities Edge today. 

A degree in the humanities (which also includes philosophy, gender and ethnic studies, modern languages and classical studies) is a rewarding pursuit in and of itself, one that can also lead to a vibrant and interesting career.  Public and private industries are showing increased interest in graduates with a background in humanities to inform their communications, business practices and culture. Many successful political and cultural leaders such as singer John Legend (English) and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor (history) have backgrounds in the humanities. 

What is The Humanities Edge?

The Humanities Edge program helps college students in the humanities make the transition from Miami Dade College to Florida International University.

Thanks to a generous gift from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the program provides financial resources as well as mentoring, internships, research opportunities and career workshops to the approximately 5,000 students majoring in the humanities at both institutions.

The program also sponsors a special week-long immersion in humanities scholarship for MDC students graduating or near graduation. The H.E.ART summer program supports 60 MDC students intending to transfer to FIU and major in one of three humanities fields: history, English or art.