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May Term Travel Courses

Broaden your horizons

May Term travel courses offer a study abroad experience in a few short weeks. You’ll gain first-hand knowledge of another culture while traveling with a BC professor and your fellow students.

  • Travel and learn with BC. May Term is an intensive three-week class session in May, after the spring semesterfocused on experiential learning courses.
  • You’ll take only one course, typically for 3 credits.
  • Preregistration begins in the spring semester the year prior to the travel course, when professors often post information and hold sessions for interested students.
  • Previous travel courses have gone to: Africa, Belize, Belgium, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, France, Galapagos Islands, Germany, Scotland, Spain

May 2025 Courses

BUS 365X: Cross Cultural Issues in BusinessSwedenProf. Daniel Finseth
EDUC 380X: PracticumKenyaDr. Tracy Hough
HIST/FREN 304X: Canadian Culture & CivilizationCanadaDr. Chris James & Dr. Brandon Marsh
SPAN 306X: Culture of MexicoMexicoDr. Alma Ramirez-Trujillo

For more information or to sign up, contact the listed faculty member.

Forms to complete include:

  • Agreement, Assumption of Risk and General Release Form
  • Informed Consent/Privacy Act Waiver
  • Privacy Act Waiver for U.S. Department of State
  • Mandatory Medical Insurance Agreement
  • Cancellation and Refund Policy Agreement
  • Emergency Contact & Medical Form
  • Conduct Record Release Authorization (for student participants only)

If you need paper copies or links to the forms, contact the Director of Study Abroad at or contact your faculty trip leader.

Mandatory insurance: All participants in May Term travel courses are enrolled in the “Comprehensive Ultimate” plan from iNext, which includes supplemental natural disaster and political evacuation coverage. If you have any questions, contact

Cancellation insurance: International travel experiences can be expensive, so we encourage you to reduce the risk of travel interruption losses to the extent possible. Each participant is responsible for obtaining travel interruption or cancellation protection, on a voluntary basis. There are multiple sources of insurance to cover such events as illness or family emergencies that might result in the loss of trip deposits or other expenses. Should you need help identifying some plans, speak to your current insurance representative or contact the Director of Study Abroad at

Have general questions about May Term? Read May Term FAQs.

If you plan to seek accommodations for a disability, please contact the Office of Academic Support and Disability Services as early as possible in the process.

Going to Quito and the Galápagos Islands with Bridgewater was the trip of a lifetime. Being abroad, I learned so much about myself and the world we live in. I had the opportunity to explore incredible landscapes, observe beautiful animals and indulge in surrounding cultures.

Rachael Meyers ’25