Mayterm Programs 2019
Mayterm programs offer students up to 8 units of credit while studying abroad in the summer. All programs are faculty-led and provide students with an opportunity to learn, live, and engage with the culture around them while building community with their Mayterm cohort. Mayterm 2019 programs include Borders, Boundaries, and Brexits: Jerusalem to Belfast, London Theater, and Kinesiology in the UK.
Borders, Boundaries, and Brexits: Jerusalem to Belfast
Study the roots and effects of violent conflict in Israel/Palestine, and Northern Ireland. Think deeply about how religion may both divide and unify warring people. Make connections between the natural environment and human symbolic activity. Explore spiritual disciplines and practices that are life-giving and peaceable. Enjoy traveling in community with Westmont students and professors. Application due November 16. (Courses: COM 134, COM 195 or RS 107; fulfills GE Thinking Historically; and elective credit for Environmental Studies Minor, RS or COM majors or minors)
Playwrights from Shakespeare to Lin-Manuel Miranda write to be performed. And all of London Theatre Mayterm is geared to what is available in live performance. Towering Shakespearean productions. Uproarious comedies. Gripping tragedies. With more tickets to more great theatre than you can imagine. We’ll read a few scripts, see a lot of plays, talk about productions, review a few performances, try our own hand at a Shakespeare scene. And we’ll come away with an expanded sense of how theatre can show what it means to be human. Application due November 1. (Courses: British and Irish Theatre I & British and Irish Theatre II; fulfills GE Working Artistically & GE Writing Intensive)
Kinesiology in the UK
Focused on both research and laboratory experiences for kinesiology majors or students interested in these areas with a two-week research component with Dr. James Betts at the University of Bath in England. After a few days of site-seeing, students will take a one-week intensive study of Advanced Human Anatomy with Cadaver at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland. Because of lab space, there will be a maximum of twenty students that can be accepted. Application due November 16. (Courses: KNS 198, KNS 150, PEA 035)