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 2015
- Bolivia: Serving God in a Land of Contrasts
- Botswana Village Life
- China: Social Transformation in a Global Economy
- Great Britain: Communities of Faith in a Secular World
Domestic experiences in May 2015
- Chicago Center for Urban Life & Culture
- Kentucky SWAP (Sharing with Appalachian People)
- Gulf Coast / New Orleans
- San Antonio and South: Immigration and Migration
Potential May 2016 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