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Summer (Maymester) 2020 Study Abroad Programs

Maymester 2020 Programs

The College of the Holy Cross offers a number of summer (Maymester) study abroad sites for students. The programs are anywhere from four to six weeks in length, depending on the program.  Students usually take one course for Holy Cross credit (some programs may count for two credits).  With College approval, these courses can be used to fulfill common area requirements. The programs also include exciting and enriching cultural excursions and field trips.

APPLICATIONS: Applications open on Monday, September 30, 2019 and close on Friday, November 15, 2019.

Application Directions:

  1. Click on the Apply Online button below
  2. Click on any tab to search for your selected Summer program; however, the easiest way is to select "Simple Search", and choose "Summer" in the Terms pull-down menu
  3. Click on the program to open the page
  4. Click on the Apply Online tab at the bottom of the page
  5. A prompt will pop-up asking if you wish to proceed.  Click OK to continue, or Cancel if you do not wish to proceed any further.
  6. If you choose OK to continue, you will be taken to a login page.  Use your Holy Cross User ID and passphrase to login, which will take you to the application.

Apply Online »

Maymester 2020 Information Session Schedule

Summer Programs Pre-Departure Checklist (PDF) 

Central Europe

Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuana, Poland:  "History, Memory, and the Holocaust"

Information Session: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 4:30 PM in Smith 201











Paris: "History, Art, Architecture"

Information Session: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 4:30 PM in Smith 201



Bangalore: "Social Justice in Context"

Information Session: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 4:30 PM in Smith 201


Jerusalem: Rothberg International School/Hebrew University, Jerusalem - Various Courses

Information Session: Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 4:30 PM in Smith 215 (the Study Abroad Conference Room)


Rome: "Rome in History & Imagination"

General Rome H&I Session:  Monday, September 30, 2019 at 4:00 PM in Stein 217

Info Session from a Classics Perspective:  Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 4:00 PM in Fenwick 420


Rome: "Sediments to Pediments: The Urban Geology of Rome"

Information Session:  Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 4:00 PM in O'Neil 101


Moscow: Intensive Russian Language

Information Session: Monday, September 30, 2019 at 5:00 PM in Stein 133

New! Intensive Elementary Russian Language (103)


Madrid & Barcelona:  "A Tale of Two Cities: Madrid, Barcelona and the Construction of National Identit(ies) in Contemporary Spain"

Information Session: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 4:00 PM in Stein 423