Short-Term Programs

group shot of j-term Greece trip 2022-23

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Faculty led courses 

Monmouth offers many opportunities to study away from campus from a short time, particularly during Scots Terms and Spring Break. Our faculty lead 7-to 15-day trips concentrating on one or two subject areas; they give students the chance to learn and explore without the commitment of a full semester.

A variety of experiences

Scots Term programs incorporate group activities into their curriculum and provide enriching global engagement. Past Scots Term classes have given students the chance to travel to rainforests, islands, deserts, and cities to have hands-on lessons that can’t be taught inside a classroom. Each course offers course credit between 0.25-1 credit, depending on the program.

Flexibility means more trips

The courses offered are rarely the same, but always once in a lifetime. It’s a bonus that students have the opportunity to enroll in several trips throughout their Monmouth experience. Each trip includes: roundtrip airfare from the departure hub; international health insurance; lodging; entrance fees for museums, cultural sites, and events related to the course. Depending on the program, either some or all meals will be provided.

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Upcoming courses

J-Term 2024

May Term 2024

Past Courses:

  • Classical rhetoric in Greece
  • Cross Cultural Psychology of post-apartheid South Africa
  • Scottish writing and literature
  • The business of the wine industry in Australia
  • Ancient History and travel writing in Japan
  • The biodiversity of Belize and Guatemala
  • Cross Cultural Psychology in Italy


  • Scots Term - a short-term course that will take place during a January or May term, giving students the chance to go abroad without having to dedicate a semester to study abroad
  • J-Term (January term) - the period starting soon after Christmas and ending just before Spring semester starts in January.
  • May Term - the period starting soon after graduation and ending just before or early in June.