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Past Programs

These are just a few of the amazing places that our students have been able to visit through our Maymester programs. Who knows where we will go next!

  • students in scrubs organizing medicine on a table

    Spring Break Medical Program (Recurring)

    Dr. Patrick Hickey leads students on an annual excursion to rural, Latin American communities, bringing healthcare to the people in their homes and clinics. Featured: Masaya, Nicaragua.

  • Students standing in vegetation on a mountain

    Ecuador & Galapagos Maymester 2019

    This two-week experience led our students to serve at the Working Boys Center in Quito, Ecuador, as well as the Andes Mountains, the Mindo Cloud Forest and, of course, the Galapagos Islands.

  • Students sitting in front of ancient ruins

    Greece & Malta Maymester 2019

    Athens, Santorini and Malta were all a part of this Greco-Mediterranean adventure, as our students learned about the the foundations of Western philosophy in education.

  • three students posing by a canal in Amsterdam

    Amsterdam Maymester 2018

    The Capstone Scholars Program made its first trip to the Netherlands, working in partnership with the Anne Frank House and its expert staff to explore human rights discussions in Amsterdam and the Hague.

  • a worn, cross-shaped headstone

    Ireland Maymester 2017

    Students learned about ways in which Irish identity has been shaped and sustained through fictional texts while visiting Dublin, Westport, Galway and the beautiful countryside in between.

  • a volcanic lake

    Costa Rica Maymester 2016

    By visiting coral reefs, volcanoes and beaches, students learned about the delicate and ever-changing relationship between humans and their environment.

  • a roup of students in aprons, surrounding a table covered in fresh produce

    Italy Maymester 2015

    From the University of Bologna to Accademia, students traced the rise of the medieval university model by visiting some of the oldest institutions in Europe.