Mayterm and Summer Session Programs
Mayterm and summer session programs offer students up to 8 units of credit while studying off campus in the summer. All programs are faculty-led and provide students with an opportunity to learn, live, and engage with the culture around them while building community with their Mayterm cohort.
We're excited to launch our Mayterm and Summer Session programs for 2022!
Schedule an appointment to learn more about upcoming programs at email@example.com.
Peace and Conflict in Northern Ireland Mayterm
How do borders come to be? How do they function to tell us who we are, who we are not, and how we should remember conflict? How have natural resources shaped peoples and places? How have conflicts and borders changed the environment, both culturally and physically? How are current issues of identity and resources shaping borders and peoples in Northern Ireland? You will be challenged to think broadly and deeply on the themes of how borders come to be, how natural resources can be an element in conflict, and how to move toward peace and reconciliation via interfaith dialogue and deliberation as well as incorporating spiritual practices toward more sustainable living in community.
Contact Professor Deborah Dunn to learn about the program scheduled for 2022. Application and more info coming soon.
So maybe you’ve known about the Bible all your life...But have you ever hiked from Jerusalem to Jericho? Seen Mt. Zion? Taken a boat across the Sea of Galilee? This Mayterm is designed to get you out of the classroom and into the real space of Israel’s story. For three weeks you will live just outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem at Jerusalem University College. You’ll hike Masada at sunrise, swim in the Dead Sea, and visit the breathtakingly beautiful spring of Ein Gedi where David and his men hid from Saul.
Prerequisites: RS-001 Introduction to Old Testament; RS-010 Introduction to New Testament.
Kinesiology in the UK Mayterm
This program focuses primarily on both research and laboratory experiences for Kinesiology majors or students interested in these areas. The proposed program will include a two-week research component with Dr. James Betts at the University of Bath in England. After a few days of site-seeing, students will take a one-week intensive study of Advanced Human Anatomy with Cadaver at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland.
London Theatre Mayterm
Playwrights from Shakespeare to Lin-Manuel Miranda write to be performed. And all of London Theatre Mayterm is geared to what is available in live performance. Towering Shakespearean productions. Uproarious comedies. Gripping tragedies. Interesting experimental theatre. With more tickets to more great theatre than you can imagine. At least 25 shows. We’ll read a few scripts, see a lot of plays, talk about productions, review a few performances, try our own hand at a Shakespeare scene. And we’ll come away with an expanded sense of how theatre can show what it means to be human.
Singapore Summer Session
Once a backwater ancient trade route, the Lion City was influenced by colonial forces, benefited by the happenstance of innovation, and forged though an amalgam of Asian entrepreneurial spirit and Western economics. It's against this backdrop, and in the third largest global financial center, that we study international trade, finance, and look at what it means to think biblically about corporate responsibility and ethical sourcing. You’ll “base camp” in Singapore with excursions to neighboring countries to see cultural and religious sites and industry destinations.
Contact Professor Paul Bradford to learn about the program scheduled for 2022. Application and more info coming soon.
Westmont in San Francisco Summer Session
Are you looking for a unique summer experience where you can live and do an internship in the vibrant, innovative city of San Francisco while simultaneously propelling your academic studies and future career forward? Are you an athlete or campus leader who would love to go off campus but need a program in the summer? Do you want to live and learn in a community with other students and not just visit all the city has to offer? Whatever your reasons, this program can help you get where you want to go.