International Studies Programs

Maymester FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the courses be held?

The courses start on May 18 and will end on June 5, 2015. The first week will be held on the Rindge campus for all programs, except for the Grenada program, which will travel to Grenada on May 19.

When will we travel abroad/away?

Planned departure and return dates are:

Grenada                     – May 19 – June 6, 2014

Scotland                     – May 23 – June 7, 2014

Spain                          – May 25 – June 6, 2014

New York City            – May 23 – June 6, 2014

New England            – Several trips planned between May 25 and June 6, 2014

Massachusetts         – Several trips planned between May 25 and June 6, 2014

Where do we stay when abroad/away?

Students will stay in B&B’s, youth hostels or university housing, depending on each program. Linens and towels will be provided.

What will be the cost?

Total cost will be tuition, program fee and housing and/or meals on campus.  Students who do not stay on campus will be charged tuition and the program fee.  

Tuition                       $346.00 per credit = $1038 for three-credit course
Rindge Housing     $40.00 per day
Program fee*           Please refer to each individual program information sheet for Program Fee costs.

* The program fees pay for round trip airline ticket, course-related travel, course related museum tickets; and housing while abroad or away. Overseas medical insurance will be covered by the program fee for European programs.   Books, personal expenses and meals are not included (except for Scotland where meals are part of the program and therefore included).

Can I use any Financial Aid?

Some financial aid may be available in the form of loans. Students should meet with a Student Financial Services (SFS) representative in Rindge Hall as soon as possible to discuss individual financial aid package and possibilities.

When do I need to be financially clear?

Students need to be financially clear (i.e. worked out a plan with SFS, signed appropriate forms, etc.) by April 2.  The program fee will not be refundable after April 2, so working with the SFS office is most important. If any program is canceled for any reason by Franklin Pierce, any monies already paid will be reimbursed. *after March 31, 2014, the program fee is non-refundable regardless of whether or not one attends.

When do I register?

Registration for Maymester starts on Monday, February 2, 2014 and ends at the end of the day on Friday, February 14, 2014. To register for one of the six course offerings, please follow the steps.

For questions or for more information, Please contact:

Patti Vorfeld  
Director of International Study Initiatives