Most students fulfill their cross-cultural requirement through a May term experience, typically at the end of the sophomore or junior year. While each experience is unique, all provide an opportunity to interact with people in the host community, through formal presentations and in service settings.
Lodging is usually in a group setting (guest house, hotel, conference center, kibbutz or convent), with some opportunities for overnight or weekend home stays with host families. Groups visit museums and cultural sites and attend special events and religious services. Some groups share in meal preparation and all have the opportunity to try the flavors of local food.
International experiences in May 2014
- Colombia: Seeking Peace, Adding to the Beauty
- Iceland: The Island Nation that Promotes Peace and Sustainability
- Journey to Jerusalem
Domestic experiences in May 2014
Potential May 2015 Opportunities*
- Bolivia: Serving God in a Land of Contrasts
- Botswana Village life
- Chicago Center for Urban Life & Culture
*Additional international and domestic experiences will be added.