MC Summer Programs

Manhattan College Programs: Summer

The following programs are being offered in summer 2015.   Please check with the Study Abroad office for additional information about these current programs.  All dates are tentative.

Bahamas (July 5 - 18)

This trip will go to Bimini island in the Bahamas . We offer students the opportunity to earn 3 credits (Psyc 367). Students who join our team for two weeks during the summer 2015 will study the sensory system, social behavior, and communication of wild dolphins in the Bahamas.  Students accommodations are on a live-abroad 85 ft. research yacht.  Program moderated by Prof. Maria Maust-Mohl and Daisy Kaplan.

Florence, Italy (May 26 - June27)

This program is at the Instituto Europeo where students enroll in an Italian language course (three credits). Language courses are offered at all levels, from beginner to advanced, and students are placed according to a placement test administered at the beginning of the program.

  • In addition to the three credits in language, students earn three credits for one of the following courses: Ital 216/316 Aspects of Italian Culture (Prof. Nonie Wanger); Rels 216: Saints and Catholic Imagination in Florence (Br. Robert Berger); Engl 392: Topics in Literature: Dante (Br. Patrick Horner). These courses are taught in English.
  • Field trips to Siena, Pisa, San Gimignano, Vinci, Rome and other sites of artistic and historic interests are included to enhance the cultural experience.

Paris, France (May 29 - June 28)

This is a six credit program that offers MUSC 305, the study of the French music identity of Paris and Versailles instructed by Prof. Mark Pottinger. In addition at the Institute Catholique students enroll in a French language course (three credits). Language courses are offered at all levels, from beginner to advanced, and students are placed according to a placement test administered at the beginning of the program. For this trip to Paris the city is the classroom. Students will have first hand experience into French culture; including daily excursions within Paris.  

Madrid, Spain (June 13 - July 18)

Students take a Spanish language course (three credits). Language courses are offered at all levels, from beginner to advanced, and students are placed according to a placement test administered at the beginning of the program.

  • In addition to the three language credits, students earn three credits in Rels 300: Special Topics. The religion course is taught in English by Dr. Andrew Skotnicki.
  • Field trips to sites of artistic and historic interest are included and arranged by a Manhattan College program director.

Georgetown Island, Maine (U.S.A) (May 21 - June 5)

Students will be situated on a 50 acre pennisula on Georgetown Island, Maine, the program offers students the opportunity to reflect on the meaning of "the Good Life" while studying Thoreau and contempory back-to-the-landers in a tranquil, woodland setting. Through lectures, field trips and group discussions, plus opportunities for hand- on work with boat- building, gardening and forestry, the course explores themes such as the tensions between autonomy and belonging, solitude and community, utopianism and nostalgia, and engagement and escape. The course and activities will guide students to make thoughtful connections between the reading and their daily experience of nature and life on the land. This program is run by Prof. Philip Francis.