We offer short-term study-abroad options.

Short-term programs

Marian University's short-term study-abroad courses enable you to spend time exploring specific topics, subjects, themes, and ideas in the arts and sciences.

As part of your learning experience, you'll travel with a group of students and faculty to relevant cities and countries, such as Italy, France, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Examples of study-abroad course titles from previous years are:

  • The Roman World: Its Time, Its Transformation, and Its Influence
  • Revolution: Arts and Ideas

Each short-term study-abroad course is typically two to three weeks in duration. Each course is team-taught by Marian University faculty members in sponsoring departments.


Summer Exchange 2019 

CUK Global Summer School: July 8 - 26

Modern and Ancient

Exchange Partner, Catholic University of Korea, is offering a Korean Studies and language program in Seoul. This 3-week program includes field trips, housing, and fees.

  • Field trips: Places such as Gyeongbok Palace, Insadong, Namdaemun Market, Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), and the Joint Security Area (JSA)
  • Activities: Taekwando, KPOP dance, Samulnori (percussion), and Korean cooking
  • Room & Board: Housing is provided in dormitories and meals can be purchased from the cafeteria
  • Academic Credit: Students will earn 4 U.S. semester credit hours
  • Costs: Estimated $950 plus flight. Limited spaces available
  • Application deadline: March 15, 2019

Additional information can be found here: 2019 CUK Global Summer School.

Interested?  Contact Rhonda J. Hinkle


Maymester 2019

Harlaxton College: May 5 - 20

Marian University students at Harlaxton College

This great opportunity is the first of three different short-term study-abroad courses being offered by Marian University at Harlaxton College, located in Grantham, England.

  • Choose from courses that explore issues in nursing, international business, and/or history and culture in the U.K.
  • You'll spend nine days at the magnificent Harlaxton Manor, an hour north of London, and five days in London.
  • You can choose an optional four days/three night trip to Paris after the course is completed.
  • Course credits apply toward your required cross-cultural general education credit. Depending on your major, courses may fulfill elective options. First-and second-year students who enroll in British History (HUM 380) will receive general education credit for Humanities 210.

For information or to be added to our Harlaxton course page in CANVAS (where you can access the application and other forms), contact Dr. Bill Mirola at mirola@marian.edu or (317) 955-6033.

Applications are welcome now. Your $500 deposit is due February 2, 2019. An additional $100 deposit is required for those interested in the optional Paris trip.

Education in China: May 6 - 17


The Fred S. Klipsch Educators College is offering a Maymester experience and full scholarship for junior and senior education majors to travel to China.

Students will:

  • Visit local schools to observe Chinese education in action
  • Explore one of the world's oldest civilizations
  • Gain skills that enhance their teaching
  • Enjoy dinner with a local family in the Hutong
  • Participate in excursions to Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Imperial Palace, a Chinese teahouse, the Great Wal of China, and Shanghai Old Town

Interested students should contact Dr. Cheryl Hertzer at chertzer@marian.edu or in Oldenburg Hall 264 for an application.

Previous study abroad offerings 

Harlaxton College

May 2017 and May 2018
Led by Dr. Bill Mirola, Professor of Sociology
Contact mirola@marian.edu for more information.

Korea National University of Education: May 12–26, 2018


In partnership with Korea National University of Education, the Fred S. Klipsch Educators College is offering a Maymester experience and full scholarship for education majors.

  • Through visits to local schools and other educational sites, you will have a first-hand opportunity to observe the educational system in South Korea and gain insight into their educational philosophies.
  • You'll also become more familiar with Korean culture.
  • This study-abroad trip includes excursions to the Daegu English Village, Seoul, Sejong City, temples, and more.
  • Information sessions for interested students will be held January 22 (noon to 1 p.m.). January 25 (noon to 1 p.m.), and January 29 (4 to 5 p.m.) in The Exchange.

If you want to participate but are not an education major, or if you have questions about this program, contact Anthony Shull.

Myth and Imagination: Ireland, Spain, Italy

venice city viewMay 7 to 28, 2017
Led by Dr. Jamie Higgs, Associate Professor of Art and Art History and Dr. Dave Shumate, Professor of English (retired)
Contact jhiggs@marian.edu for more information.

The classic sagas of Ireland and their expression by way of culture, myth, and art will begin our study. Abstraction in the form of Hibernian interlace connects Ireland to the Iberian arabesque of Spain. What stories, traditions, and outlooks does each reveal? What tensions arise from the confrontation between the myriad of cultures found throughout Ireland and Spain when classicism, with its origins in Italy, takes hold? 

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