A PC Maymester program is an excellent way to get your first international experience, surrounded by fellow PC students and directed by a familiar PC professor.

Click here to learn more about the current PC Maymester trips.  2016 APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN!


  • You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in order to be granted permission to participate in short-term programs. If you do not meet the minimum GPA requirement, a faculty committee will evaluate your application to determine whether an exception is warranted.
  • Students on academic or disciplinary probation or suspension, or with other serious disciplinary records, are not eligible for study abroad.
  • Students studying abroad will be charged PC’s short-term program fees.
  • Students with delinquent accounts are not eligible for study abroad.
  • DEADLINE: For short-term programs, the application deadline is November 1st.

Academic Credit

PC Maymester Programs typically range between 3-6 hours of academic credit.


Costs vary according to program but are generally between $2,000 and $5,000.


The Office of International Programs offers  scholarships for PC Maymester and Spring Break programs.

Deadline to apply: October 15, 2015

Eligibility Requirements
  • Student must have a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Applicant must be enrolled at PC and receiving course credit for a Maymester or Spring Break Program
Application Checklist
  1. What is your purpose for participating in the Maymester or Spring Break?
  2. What specific academic goals will you meet by studying abroad through a faculty-led program?
  3. What specific professional goals will you meet by studying abroad through a faculty- led program?
  4. Please explain your financial needs.

Please submit all documents to the Office of International Programs located in Brown Commons.


If you do not have a passport, begin applying immediately, because it can be a lengthy process. If you have a passport, make sure it is valid for at least six months beyond the end date of your program; if it is not, you should begin the renewal process immediately.

 Once you are confirmed
  • Contractual Agreement: To participate in a Presbyterian College short-term program you must receive a Contractual Agreement from the Office of International Programs. This form establishes a contractual understanding between the student and the College.
  • Attend the mandatory pre-departure orientation before leaving campus. You will be contacted by the faculty trip leader with specific dates.