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.

2014 Off Campus Mayterm Options

APPLICATIONS for all programs below ARE DUE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 5pm, in the Off Campus Programs Office

BERLIN to BELFAST: Reconciling Memory

berlin wallNorthern ireland conflict

  • Dates/Tentative Itinerary: May 5-8, 2014 on Westmont campus; May 9-21 Berlin and Dresden; May 21-June 4 Northern Ireland (including Belfast, Londonderry/Derry, Rostrevor); June 5-6 Dublin; June 7-11 England including London, and Coventry
  • Open to all students -- all majors are encouraged to apply and there are no prerequisites
  • The purpose of this program is twofold: to broaden and deepen student understanding of the power of symbols in creating, perpetuating, reconciling, and remembering conflict; and to explore the entersections among memory, identity, and history as societies attempt to move beyond conflict into peaceful coexistence. Key to thinking broadly and deeply on these themse, students will explore and live into two cases: Post-war and post-wall Germany (including Dresden and Berlin) and post-Good Friday Agreement Northern Ireland
  • Course: From Berlin to Belfast: Reconciling Memory (8 units) (for Com 133 and Art/Com 195) pending approval to fulfill "thinking historically."
  • For additional information/questions, contact Dr.Lisa DeBoer or Dr. Deborah Dunn
  • Cost per person $6200; *will not include on campus room and board costs during first portion of the program, nor transatlantic airfare but DOES include all lodging, meals, admissions, and required events while traveling
  • Witness Political Murals, Memorials, Sites of Struggle, and Places of Reverence
  • Walk the Streets of Bloody Sunday, Protest Marches, the Berlin Wall, the Bombing of Dresden
  • Inhabit Architectural Spaces, Personal Stories, and Landscapes Marked by Struggle and Reconciliation
  • Understand Historical Roots of Conflict, the Ongoing Challenges to Peace, and the Miracles of Dialogue
  • Study Peace, Conflict, Memory, and Place via Communication Studies and Art History
  • Applications are available here and outside the Global Education Office in Kerrwood Hall

C.S. Lewis's Landscape of Faith


  • Date/Tentative Itinerary: May 5-9 Westmont Campus; May 12-June 7 Oxford, England (sidetrips including London and Cambridge)
  • The focus of this program is to understand Lewis's "Christian imagination"--the profound coloring of his scholarship and storytelling by his encounter with the God revealed in Jesus--while paying close attention to historical, social, and cultural settings, literary forms and designs, and philosophical presuppositions and arguments.
  • Open to all students
  • Courses: RS 129: The Christian Imagination of CS Lewis ; RS 151/HIS History of World Christianity which will satisfy major and minor requirements in RS and the Thinking Historically and Thinking Globally GE requirements
  • For additional information/questions, contact Dr. Maurice Lee or Dr. Andrew Mullen
  • Cost per person TBA
  • Applications are available here and outside the Global Education Office in Kerrwood Hall