May Term

Have you ever wanted to spend an entire month understanding the actual chemistry of cooking? Researching the sacrificial rites of Ancient Rome? Exploring the wonders of Spain and Italy? 

During May Term, you will have the opportunity to take a deep dive into one particular area of study that interests you, or get a global perspective by travelling to another country. May Term courses are specially designed to broaden your horizons, deepen your knowledge, and ignite your passion for learning.


“It was great having the opportunity to finish a semester-long course in a more concentrated timeframe. May Term is a great opportunity to not only stay on track to graduate or get ahead, but to dedicate full focus to a single course rather than managing multiple at a time.”

— Annika Altekruse '24
Marketing and Psychology Major


Students at a sustainability farm and mozzarella factory during a May Term travel course
Students in the hotel lobby of Gran Costa Adeje
Students take notes during a Human Nutrition course.
Students look at lemon trees outside their hotel during a May Term travel course.


Examples of recent courses taught on campus include:

  • History 270: Doc. Difference in Asian Cinema
  • Music 350: Bulgaria: Perform, Create, Explore
  • Physics 130: Sound, Music, Hearing
  • Theatre 241: Introduction to Dramatic Literature
  • Theatre 482: Actor's Studio:Alba Method
  • Business 360: Travel Seminar - Entrepreneurship in Spain & Italy