Embedded travel-study programs offer MC students alternate study environments, international experiences and exposure to diverse cultures while earning credit towards their degree. The programs have experiential learning as the focus and are typically one-week  in length. They take place either during spring break or immediately after the spring semester.  Programs and destinations vary from year to year.

Spring 2016 Travel Study Programs: 



Part of BIO major Tropical Ecology 

How it Works:

  • Explore a new culture related to a particular course or theme.
  • Possibility of earning 1 [extra] portfolio credit per program (sometimes the credit is already built into the course)
  • Programs involve taking a semester-long class with travel in the middle or at the end of the class.  Programs may also involved group meeting prior to the class beginning, onsite program-related assignments, frequent discussions, readings, and journaling
  • This is an interactive learning experience. You are not sitting in a classroom abroad, but learning about the course topic with the international destination as your classroom.
  • Read about individual programs via the links on the left toolbar!

Who can participate?

You! J-Term programs are open to sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Registration & Application:

Please follow the below instructions to apply for an Embedded Spring-Break Travel-Study program.  Apply 1 year in advance!
You may list up to 4 preferences on the  travel study program application. You are encouraged to select more than one site as this improves your chances on being placed on a travel study program.


Selection will be conducted by the faculty leaders. Selection decisions are based upon the entire application packet: application, essay, references, GPA, student conduct, etc. In addition, faculty leaders look for a match between the student's goals and the goals of the programs.  The selection process varies by program, however applicants should be prepared for an interview as part of the acceptance process.

Get More Information:

  • Travel Study Program Information Meeting: Meetings will take place in February (Watch Today@MC and look for posters for information)
  • Talk to Faculty Leaders about the program you are interested in.
  •  J-term travel-study faculty-led program application form (Bonaire Addendum also required for Bonaire Spring 2016 applications)
  • Due:  to the Center for Center for International Education (International House) by March 24th at 12noon with a $100 application fee.  This fee will be used as a deposit towards the cost of the program.
  • Travel Study scholarship applications will be due to the Center for International Education (International House) by March 24. (or the Monday after if it falls on a weekend)
  • March 24: Applications and scholarship applications due by 4:00pm
  • April 10: Acceptance & scholarship notification.
  • April 24:  $200 deposit and acceptance form due to the Center for International Education (International House) 
  • September 1: $2,000 due
  • October 1:  Remaining balance due

REFUND POLICY: Students who are not selected will receive a refund of this application fee. Otherwise it is non-refundable. If you decline a place offered to you it is non-refundable.