Skip to Content

Capstone Scholars

    Past Programs

    These are just a few of the amazing places that our students have been able to visit through our Maymester programs. Who knows where we will go next!

    • mountain top

      Chile Maymester - 2023


    • castle

      Portugal Maymester - 2023


    • Mountains and a canoer

      Iceland Maymester - 2022

      On this trip, we explored how a different culture affects information consumption while getting to know Iceland through cultural, environmental, and technical literacies. 

    • Students standing in vegetation on a mountain

      Ecuador & Galapagos Maymester 2019

      This two-week experience led our students to serve at the Working Boys Center in Quito, Ecuador, as well as the Andes Mountains, the Mindo Cloud Forest and, of course, the Galapagos Islands.

    • Students sitting in front of ancient ruins

      Greece & Malta Maymester 2019

      Athens, Santorini and Malta were all a part of this Greco-Mediterranean adventure, as our students learned about the the foundations of Western philosophy in education.

    • three students posing by a canal in Amsterdam

      Amsterdam Maymester 2018

      The Capstone Scholars Program made its first trip to the Netherlands, working in partnership with the Anne Frank House and its expert staff to explore human rights discussions in Amsterdam and the Hague.

    • a worn, cross-shaped headstone

      Ireland Maymester 2017

      Students learned about ways in which Irish identity has been shaped and sustained through fictional texts while visiting Dublin, Westport, Galway and the beautiful countryside in between.

    • a volcanic lake

      Costa Rica Maymester 2016

      By visiting coral reefs, volcanoes and beaches, students learned about the delicate and ever-changing relationship between humans and their environment.

    • a roup of students in aprons, surrounding a table covered in fresh produce

      Italy Maymester 2015

      From the University of Bologna to Accademia, students traced the rise of the medieval university model by visiting some of the oldest institutions in Europe.


    Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.