We offer short-term study-abroad options.

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

Harlaxton College: May 7–22, 2018

Marian University students at Harlaxton College

This great opportunity is the first of three different short-term study-abroad courses being offered by Marian University at Harlaxton College, located in Grantham, England.

  • Choose from courses that explore issues in nursing, international business, and/or history and culture in the U.K.
  • You'll spend nine days at the magnificent Harlaxton Manor, an hour north of London, and five days in London.
  • You can choose an optional four days/three night trip to Paris after the course is completed.
  • Course credits apply toward your required cross-cultural general education credit. Depending on your major, courses may fulfill elective options.

For information or to be added to our Harlaxton course page in CANVAS (where you can access the application and other forms), contact Dr. Bill Mirola at mirola@marian.edu or 317.955.6033.

Applications are welcome now. Your $500 deposit is due February 2, 2018.

Korea National University of Education: May 12–26, 2018

Historic Seoul Temple

In partnership with Korea National University of Education, the Fred S. Klipsch Educators College is offering a Maymester experience and full scholarship for education majors.

  • Through visits to local schools and other educational sites, you will have a first-hand opportunity to observe the educational system in South Korea and gain insight into their educational philosophies.
  • You'll also become more familiar with Korean culture.
  • This study-abroad trip includes excursions to the Daegu English Village, Seoul, Sejong City, temples, and more.
  • Information sessions for interested students will be held January 22 (noon to 1 p.m.), January 25 (noon to 1 p.m.), and January 29 (4 to 5 p.m.) in The Exchange.

If you want to participate but are not an education major, or if you have questions about this program, contact Anthony Shull

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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