Short-term programs are an excellent way to get your first international experience, surrounded by fellow PC students and directed by a familiar PC professor.


  • 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.

Academic Credit

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


Costs vary according to program but are generally between $3,000 and $7,000.


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


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.