No. We can make some exceptions for time away of less than 3 days total during the summer, but spending a week away from the work is not fair to the other 2-3 fellows on your project. If you need to be gone for a week during the summer, this may not be the summer for you to participate in DSSG. Everyone must be in attendance for the first week and last week of the fellowship.
Can I take a week off during the summer for a conference, wedding, etc.?