Westmont Mayterm and Summer Programs are short-term study programs that often include both on-campus study and travel. Programs offering general education courses as well as programs offering major-specific curricula are available. A number of options are available in any given year; in the past, such programs have included programs to Europe, England, Egypt, Israel, Sri Lanka, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Thailand, Japan, Sri Lanka, Oregon, Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica and Honduras. Various summer programs are also available through member schools of the Christian College Consortium and other institutions affiliated with Westmont. Information on which programs are available in a given year can be found in the Off-Campus Programs Office.
2015 Off Campus Mayterm Options--application deadline for all programs is November 14, 2014.
India: "Through Others' Eyes" --Prof. Charles Farhadian
- Tentative Dates: late June to early August
- Open to all students -- all majors are encouraged to apply and there are no prerequisites
- 8 units: Courses will satisfy Thinking Globally and Serving Society
London Theatre Mayterm--Prof. Paul Delaney and Prof. Elizabeth Hess
- Dates: 11 May--20 June
- Open to all students--all majors are encouraged to apply and there are no prerequisites
- 8 units: English and/or Theatre Arts credit that applies to a major or minor in either department
- G.E.: The Writing/Speech Intensive coursework also satisfies Performing & Interpreting the Arts.
Students on London Theatre Mayterm partake of a huge array of theatrical experiences in a variety of thrilling locals. In London, we will meander from the high-brow elegance of the West End to the rough-and-tumble immediacy of Shakespeare's Globe to the expansive variety of the National Theatre. We'll travel to Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare's birthplace, to see the Royal Shakespeare Company perform on their state-of-the-art thrust stage, and perhaps we'll even get a chance to hobnob with some of the actors after a show. In Dublin, we'll visit the historic Abbey Theatre and view modern classics at the Gate as well as sampling experimental work on smaller stages. Through it all, we'll be seeing world premieres by established playwrights, exploring innovative work by cutting-edge theatre companieis, and reveling in the finest productions of Shakespeare anywhere in the world.
What else might you choose to do? Snag a seat in the choir for Evensong at Westminster Abbey? Ramble through Egyptian mummies and Elgin marbles at the British Museum (for free)? Go rowing on the Serpentine, or gaze at the Crown Jewels at the Tower? On your free weekend, will you stay in London, or hike the medieval walls of York, try some Scottish play in Endinburgh, or sample croissants in Paris? Beguiling possibilities abound.
We'll read the plays, discuss the productions, write reviews of the performances, take backstage tours of the theatres, talk with the actors and directors, try our hand at a scene, maybe participate in a theatre workshop. And night after night we'll witness some of the finest theatre in the world. Won't you join us?
Economic Development in Modern China --Prof. Edd Noell
- Dates: 18 May--16 June--Monday, May 18-Wednesday May 28 class sessions and exam on Westmont campus; Friday, May 29th-Tuesday, June 16 in China
- Open to upper-division Econ & Business majors and minors with a minimum GPA of 2.75 (required pre-requisites include EB 3, EB 11, EB 12)
- 4 units: EB 150 The Modern Chinese Economy
- Experience firsthand the economic transformation of China. . . engage with management at firms such as Shanghair GM, Motorola, and Procter & Gamble in urban and rural China.
- For the travel portion of the program, Westmont students will join up with students from Gordon College and Biola University
- Itinerary (tentative) includes: Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong Tentative Dates: mid-May through mid-June
- Offered in conjunction with faculty & students from Gordon & Biolas
- 4 units: Economics & Business 150
Belize: Gender, Health, & Human Development in Latin America --Prof. Cynthia Toms and Prof. Andrea Gurney
- Tentative Dates: mid-May through mid-June
- 4 units Psy 150/Soc 150/KNS 150 plus 1-4 units internships placement depending on length of stay
Research for Kinesiology Majors at University of Bath, England --Prof. Gregg Afman
- Tentative Dates: month of June
- 3 Kinesiology units