Faculty-Led Short Programs
The Mount offers a number of short-term study abroad options to fit your schedule, including faculty-led excursions. These short trips allow students to travel and gain academic credit during the winter intersession, spring break, or over the summer. Explore some of our upcoming destinations below.
This Spring Break, experience French-Canadian culture first-hand. You will take a three-credit course–FREN 116/FREN 216/FREN 316 Aspects of Francophone Culture—depending on your French proficiency. The course includes French language classes and activities at the CLC Montreal Language School; a homestay with a French-Canadian host family; social and cultural activities including music, film, and theater performances, as well as lessons in French cuisine; and visits to monuments, museums, cultural centers, and historical sites. No previous knowledge of French required.
Duration: one-week stay in Montréal during Spring Break | March 10, 2019 to March 16, 2019
Tuition and Fees: $1000—includes travel to Montréal, lodging, language classes, cultural activities, local transportation, and travel health insurance. Most meals and other travel expenses are not included. Cost is subject to change and availability.
Tokyo and Mount Fuji, Japan
Experience what makes Japanese culture unique. Explore the capital, then enter timeless Shinto shrines in the parks of Shibuya. Look up at the towering screens in the Ginza District or peer down from a cable car atop Mount Komagatake—either way, Japan will give your curriculum a distinctly new perspective.
Duration: 8-day program | June 8, 2019 to June 15, 2019 (up to June 17 with optional visit to Kyoto)
Tuition and fees: $3,955 program fee—includes round-trip and on-the-ground transportation, hotel lodging, breakfast daily and select dinners, full-time tour director and tours, daily activities, and entrances to attractions
Register online or register by phone at (877) 485-4184
Rome and Florence, Italy
Earn three credits in a natural sciences, biology, or chemistry elective and experience Italian art, culture, and cuisine outside the classroom. Explore Rome and see the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps, and the Colosseum, among other famed Italian treasures. Travel to Florence and see the Basilica of Santa Croce, the Gates of Paradise, Piazza della Signoria, and Ponte Vecchio. Ciao!
Duration: 8-day program | May 27, 2019 to June 3, 2019
Tuition and Fees: $3,715 program fee—includes round-trip and on-the-ground transportation, hotel lodging, breakfast daily and select dinners, full-time tour director, daily activities, tours and entrances to attractions
Register online or by phone at (877) 485-4184
Experience Italian culture first-hand during a three-week course held in January 2020. The course is three credits and counts for either ITAL 216/ITAL 316 Aspects of Italian Culture or HIST 380 History of the City of Rome. The trip includes visits to churches, monuments, museums, and ancient ruins, as well as social and cultural activities, including Italian language classes, music, film and opera performances, and Italian cuisine lessons. The program is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors in good academic standing. No previous knowledge of Italian is required. Non-Mount Saint Vincent students are welcome to apply.
Duration: 3-week course
Rabat and Fez, Morocco
Study Gender, Space, and Culture in Rabat, Morocco’s capital, which rests on the shores of the Bouregreg River and the Atlantic Ocean. In this 300-level course, which fulfills psychology, sociology, women’s studies, and urban studies electives, students will analyze Western-centric views and tensions surrounding gender rights and cultural relativism, as well as social and spatial inequality.
Students will live with Moroccan host families in the Rabat Medina (old city) and attend classes at the Center for Cross Cultural Learning (CCCL). Through experiential activities, students will learn about how gendered spaces are constructed and negotiated in Morocco’s public, private, urban, and rural spaces. Students will also analyze gender in the architecture of mosques, synagogues, museums, and markets during a two-day excursion to the city of Fez, where they will consider community-level policy change surrounding gender equality that is culturally sensitive.
Duration: 2-week course (plus three pre-trip classes)