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 2016
- Bangladesh: Beauty and the Broken
- Colombia: Seeking Peace, Adding to the Beauty
- Iceland: The Island Nation that Promotes Peace and Sustainability
- Israel/Palestine: Journey to Jerusalem
Domestic experiences in May 2016
- Arizona: Understanding Arizona's Ancient and Modern People
- Chicago: Living Faithfully in a Broken City (Christianity & Poverty)
- Kentucky & West Virginia: Sharing with Appalachian People (SWAP)
Potential May 2017 Opportunities*
*Additional international and domestic experiences will be added.
Elaine Suderman, Asst. Director of Cross-cultural Programs
Cross-cultural Program Office
College Hall second floor