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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 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, and the United Kingdom, among others

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 or three weeks in duration. Each course is team-taught by Marian University faculty members in sponsoring departments.


Maymester 2018 Programs


Harlaxton College

Marian University students at Harlaxton College

May 7-22, 2018

Join others from Marian for a great study abroad opportunity as a part one of the three different short-term study abroad courses being offered by Marian University at Harlaxton College, in Grantham, England. Students can choose among courses that explore issues in nursing, international business, and history and culture in the U.K. You study and live for nine days at the magnificent Harlaxton Manor, an hour north of London, and then are based in London for five more days after that. Students also can sign on for an optional four days/three nights in Paris after the course is over. All three courses count for cross-cultural, general education credit and in some cases courses fulfill elective options in major programs. 

If you would like more information or would like to be added to the CANVAS Harlaxton course page where you can access the application and other forms, contact Dr. Bill Mirola, (mirola@marian.edu or 317-955-6033) to talk to you more about the options. Applications are welcome now and $500 deposits are due by February 2, 2018.


Korea National University of EducationHistoric Seoul Temple

May 12-26, 2018

The Fred S. Klipsch Educators College in partnership with Korea National University of Education is offering a Maymester experience for education majors. Through visits to local schools and other educational sites, students will have the opportunity to understand the South Korean educational system and become more familiar with Korean culture. This program includes excursions to the Daegu English Village, Seoul, Sejong City, temples, and more. 

Past Short-Term Study Abroad Options (2017)

Harlaxton College

May 5 to 18, 2017
Led by Dr. Bill Mirola, Professor of Sociology
Contact mirola@marian.edu for more information.


Xplore Asia

May 12 to 25, 2017
Led by Dr. Jeffrey Carvell, Assistant Professor of Physics and Engineering Contact jcarvell@marian.edu for more information.

The Xplore Asia Short-Term International Engineering Experience is a faculty-led program designed to introduce engineering and science students to the engineering field on an international scale. The program includes a variety of cultural visits, university lectures, and company visits in several cities in China. Students will be led on guided tours experiencing the Chinese culture, while also seeing first-hand the research, manufacturing, and development of items from everyday life.



Myth and Imagination: Ireland, Spain, Italy

May 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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